The SHINE Initiative’s recent annual Keep Your Mind OPEN celebrations have welcomed some phenomenal speakers, notably Patrick Kennedy, Michael & Kitty Dukakis, Kevin Hines, Paul Dalio, and Margaret Trudeau. We are especially excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Tanya Brown, who will be appearing at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, on October 18th. Tanya […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month… and we want to see what mental health and mental wellness looks like or means to YOU! Here are some details: Create an original, unique work of art to submit to the SHINE Initiative — “best of show” entries will be selected by SHINE staff and will be featured […]
Typically when entering a public school you are not likely to see students doing tai chi, making slime and stress balls, doing yoga, meditating, or petting puppies and baby goats. But on February 7th, during its first annual Refresh Day, that is exactly what students at The Bromfield School were doing… See more about Bromfield […]
The SHINE Initiative is grateful and proud to be collaborating with so many schools and organizations throughout Central Massachusetts to promote the mental health and wellness of young people. Attached are some of the upcoming events in which the SHINE Initiative will be participating. See more HERE.
Mental health education has made it’s way to the Boston Museum of Science, and has triggered much-needed conversation. The SHINE Initiative welcomed our Fitchburg State University intern, Amber Haney, to reflect on her visit… See the full article here!
Nurturing and protecting children’s health and wellbeing By Paul Richard Executive Director The SHINE Initiative If you’ve faithfully or even sporadically watched the television series “The X-Files,” you’ll be familiar with the message at the beginning of each episode that informs us “The Truth Is Out There.” That mantra can also be applied to our […]
Opioid addiction has claimed thousands of lives in Massachusetts while causing pain and suffering for countless individuals and families. The SHINE Initiative invites you to a very special and timely presentation on February 15th at 6:00pm at the Perkins School, 971 Main St., Lancaster, when Dr. Ruth Potee will discuss the physiology of addiction and […]
Since 2011 the SHINE Initiative has awarded more than $275,000 in grants to numerous schools, universities and community-based providers of mental health services, for the intended purpose of promoting a greater awareness and understanding of mental illness in young people. In 2013, many of those young people inspired the creation of our Student Wellness Advisory […]
The SHINE Initiative has steadily emerged as a leader in promoting and advancing the mental health and wellness of young people across Central Massachusetts. But our success has been propelled through collaboration with numerous schools, students, teachers and parents, who’ve prominently helped to advance our mission. Our “Keep Your Mind OPEN” gala annually provides an […]