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Substance abuse prevention in Lynnfield

2020 Upcoming Events

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May 20, 2020 Teens, Tweens and Quarantines Webinar

A Healthy Lynnfield and the Lynnfield Public Schools team up with Minding Your Mind and Jon Mattleman for a virtual conversation on teens and mental health during National Mental Health Awareness Month. The webinar will take place on Wed. May, 20 at 6:30 p.m.


“Teens, Tweens, & Quarantines” is a presentation for parents focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our children.  In a dynamic fashion, this talk will address the teen/tween brain, explain why this pandemic is so difficult for this age group, survey the process of loss, discuss issues related to independence, autonomy, and privacy, and offer perspectives and suggestions that parents can implement immediately.  In addition, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get concrete answers for practical steps they can take in real time --- who has time to wait?


Please register. You will be sent a follow-up link to access the webinar. 

What About Weed? by Dr. Kevin Hill This program is cancelled due to the State of Emergency in M

Kevin Hill, MD, MHS, Beth Israel Lahey Health was slated to do a presentation on March 30, 2020 on "What About Weed?" a community conversation about marijuana and adolescents.  This has been postponed due to our current public health emergency in Massachusetts.

Youth Mental Health First Aid for Faith Based Community

A Healthy Lynnfield is offering an 8 hour certificate course in Youth Mental Health First Aid on March 4 & 6 from 8:30 am to 12:30 noon at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Lynnfield.  Registration is required.  

Parent Focus Groups

Come have a voice in our community programming. We invite parents of Middle School and High School Aged children to participate in a confidential focus group facilitated by a professional evaluation firm. The groups are this month, January 28 from 6 to 8 pm for middle school parents and January 30, 6 to 8 pm for high school parents.  Both are at the Sheraton, Winthrop Room. Coffee and light dessert will be served and you will receive a $25 gift certificate for your participation.  Please register with salladem@lynnfield.k12.ma.us or call 781-334-5820 x 1102.

Past 2019 events

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Protecting Our Children from Vaping

On Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm at Al Merritt Media Center, A Healthy Lynnfield  will host the Northeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership for an education session on vaping. This is designed for parents. Community educator Ashley Hall, Program Director, will review what vaping and vaping products are, the health risks associated with vaping, and how to protect kids from this latest trend. Registration is required as space is limited. 

October 16 & 18: Mental Health First Aid for Faith Community

 On October 16 and 18, 2019  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.  

October 3: Indie Film Viewing: ANGST

Lynnfield Public Schools and A Healthy Lynnfield bring you the movie ANGST on managing childhood anxiety. The viewing is open to the public. Film starts at 6:30 at Lynnfield Middle School and will be followed by a panel of clinical experts.

August15: Interface Helpline Launches

 On August 15, residents of Lynnfield will have access to a brand new service: a helpline designed to assist you in accessing an outpatient mental health provider without all the hassles.  The INTERFACE helpline run by Williams James College helps you find a mental health provider near you that matches your health insurance, your schedule, is available for services within a reasonable time frame, and specializes in the area you need: anxiety, depression, family problems, isolation, behavior management issues with your child, and more.  See our Interface video on this service. 

September 22: Night of Hope Event, 6-7:30 pm

Save the Date for Sunday, September 22 from 6 to 7:30 pm  for a community gathering to bring awareness to the issue of substance use and how it impacts our community. The event starts at Lynnfield Middle School and ends with speakers on the common. Attending means you show support for individuals, families, friends and neighbors who are impacted by this disease.  More information to follow.  

September 7: Ministry and Mental Health: What Moves Your Spirit?

A Healthy Lynnfield will speak on Ministry and Mental Health at Our Lady of Assumption's Holistic Health Series after Saturday Mass on Saturday, September 7, 2019. 

PAST 2018 NEWS & Events

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April 4: Book Signing Event with Local Author

Authour Maureen Cavanaugh will host a book signing with A Healthy Lynnfield at California Pizza Kitchen on April 4, 2019.  Join us to hear about Maureen's journey as a mother of a daughter addicted to heroin in her book If You Love Me. 20% of meal sales are donated to 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

February 6 and March 7: Skate Night and A Night at Wahlburgers

A Healthy Lynnfield has 2 opportunities to have fun, stay healthy, enjoy friends and help us raise funds to support our program.  On February 6, 2019 at 4 pm to close, at Market Street Rink, families can joins us for a Skate Night.  On March 7, 2019 the community can come on out to Wahlburgers for dinner, chat with our staff, and grab some resources. Both events will host an information table and a percent of proceeds will be donated to support our youth programs. 

December: 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. 

November: 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. 

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.