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A Healthy Lynnfield

Substance abuse prevention in Lynnfield

News & Events


May 8 & 10: Mental Health First Aid Training-Faith Community

On May 8 & 10 from 8:00 to 12:30 am, A Healthy Lynnfield will sponsor an 8 hour certificate training designed to teach basic skill to clergy and lead, faith-based volunteers on identification and response to mental health crisis.  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 127 Summer Street, Lynnfield will host. The training is open to Clergy in Lynnfield, Wakefield and Peabody.  For more information contact salladem@lynnfield.k12.ma.us. There is no cost, but participants are required to complete the 8 hours to receive a certificate. Registration is required. 

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April 4: Local Author Hosts Book Signing

Join us for a community talk and book signing on Thursday, April 4, 6 to 8 pm. at California Pizza Kitchen, Lynnfield Market Place. 

Maureen Cavanaugh is the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer support group for those living or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized by the New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it. 

Cavanaughs gripping memoir is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opiod epidemic as her daughter battles, and ultimately reckons with, substance use disorder. 

April is also Alcohol Awareness Month, a good time to reflect on how underage alcohol and drug use can lead to serious harm. So let's talk prevention and recovery and support Healthy Communities!

This event is part of the nationwide Communities Talk events sponsored by SAMHSA  and A Healthy Lynnfield.

March 28: A Community Event: Alcohol and Opioid Awareness Taught from the Heart

Join Chris and Kathi Sullivan on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Lynnfield Middle School Auditorium to hear their story recovering tragedy related to addiction. Chris is a former NFL New England Patriots Player and Kathi lost a daughter, Taylor,  to underage drinking.  Both have come out on the other side of addiction and are telling their story to help others.  Join Lynnfield Public Schools and A Healthy Lynnfield for this engaging presentation.  High School students will hear this presentation during the school day. Come hear what they hear and start a joint, healthy conversation with your kid

The Improbable Players

In December, the Improbable Players theater group performed at Lynnfield Middle School sharing with students the family dynamics of addiction and a positive example of recovery. The program, funded by Lahey Health, is part of A Healthy Lynnfield's community prevention plan. 

New Coordinator Joins A Healthy Lynnfield

In November, 2018, with support from a state grant, Peg Sallade joined A Healthy Lynnfield to help coordinate coalition activities. 

Meet Peg Sallade

Lynn Lyons visits Lynnfield

Everyone worries and feels anxious at times.  Lynn is an expert on anxiety and its impact on children and adults. Her book, Anxious Kids- Anxious Parents is a great resource for parents and educators. In October, Lynn spoke to Lynnfield community members with tips on how parents can help manage their child's anxiety. Special thanks to Lahey Health for making this all possible; they continue to be a major supporter of health initiatives in Lynnfield.