911, 411, Mass 2-1-1: which one do you pick?

I remember thinking quickly on my toes to get what I needed for my three amazing children.  Sometimes I would be searching on the web, reading an article or a book and I would come across something I knew I would need.  I would say to myself,  ”The next  (read more...)

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PPAL is the family voice for children's mental health in Massachusetts. PPAL has worked for 20 years to promote good (read more)

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What Youth Are Saying

Music is an escape. When I am upset, I put my headphones in and close my eyes. With music, I can let go of the troubles of the day, and focus on the rhythm of the music flowing into my ears. My depression, anxiety and anger seem to float away, even if only for a few moments. It takes me to a happier, more peaceful place, where my worrying and doubt fade. The music soothes my mind, and opens my soul. Music has been an incredibly wonderful outlet for me ever since I was a small child. My father  (read more...)