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For far too long, mental health and substance abuse have been taboo subjects. People with depression, anxiety, grief, or addiction (substance use disorder) suffer in silence, afraid of the stigma of having mental health condition. Mental health and substance use disorders don't discriminate. Individuals are impacted regardless of their age or background. In fact, these conditions are diseases like cancer, heart disease, or Parkinson's disease.
Like other communities nationwide, Nashoba Regional District is challenged by a shortage of specialists, services, and support needed to reach and treat those with mental health issues. People with mental illness often don't get the care and support they need. Not only are they at greater risk for preventable deaths from accidents, overdoses, and suicide but their struggles can also impact their loved ones, jobs and their desire to lead a health lives.