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March 21, 2012

Health Happenings

Starting April 3

Free Bereavement Support Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Lahey Center for Oncology and Hematology at Parkland Medical Center, Overlook Medical Park, 6 Tsienneto Road, Suite 101LL, Derry. For those grieving the loss of a spouse. Focus will be on providing mutual support, learning about the grieving process and ways to cope. The group will meet every week for six sessions. Registration required. Call Barbara Umansky, MSW, oncology social worker, at 537-2060 or Jodi Hanley, MSW, Amedysis Hospice bereavement social worker, at 421-0414.

First and third Mondays

NAMI — Family to Family Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Avery Center, 126 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry. Connect with others who have adult loved ones with mental illness. Groups are led by either Michelle Brown or Laura Bobroff, trained facilitators. For more information, call Michelle Brown at 421-2916 or Laura Bobroff at 437-3810.

Second and fourth Mondays

F.A.S.T.E.R. (Families Advocating for Substance Treatment Education & Recovery support groups), 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Avery Center 126 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry. The free support groups consist of parents and caregivers discussing issues associated with children, teens and young adults affected by alcohol and/or other drugs. Groups are led by trained facilitators who help connect group members with resources. For specific dates and times or to start a FASTER group, email Janis Lilly at fasternewhampshire@gmail.com. Call Sue at 475-1473 for more information.

Wednesdays through April 11

NAMI NH Parents Educational Training Series, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Avery Center, 126 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry. The educational program provides parents and primary caregivers with tools, strategies and information to help meet the challenges of parenting/taking care of a child with emotional and behavioral disorders, to navigate the system and advocate for their child's mental health needs. Participants will receive a copy of the "Guidebook for Caregivers of Children and Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disorders" and an educational packet that includes science-based information and current publications on children/adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders. Call 1-800-242-6264, ext. 28 to register.

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