The MassMen Project is designed to promote wellness among working-age men in MA in industries such as public safety, corrections, building trades, fishing, and others, in order to meaningfully address the higher incidence of suicide in these fields.
Why a storytelling retreat?
When: December 6 & 7, 2019 (1 1/2–day retreat)
Where: Framingham, MA
Event Contact: Kathryn Branca, MassMen Program Coordinator
There will be no fee for participating in this workshop.
Friday evening, 12/6/19
Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas
This retreat will be led by Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, an international leader in promoting mental health awareness. She sees issues of suicide prevention and mental health promotion from a host of perspectives: clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, faculty member, researcher, and suicide loss survivor. She has earned an international reputation as an entrepreneur and innovator in social change. Along the way, she’s helped establish many large-scale, gap-filling mental health efforts, has held leadership roles with a range of reputable organizations, and has won multiple awards for her advocacy. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and studio art from Bowdoin College, her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver.
Please note: While Dr. Spencer-Thomas’ passion and work has been related to suicide prevention, participants’ stories of overcoming challenges may be related to a range of issues.
The MassMen project is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program.