Welcome to Duxbury FACTS
The Duxbury FACTS coalition is made up of adult and teen volunteers providing a multi-pronged approach to address issues impacting youth health and wellness ranging from drug and alcohol prevention and treatment to suicide prevention and mental health promotion.
We are a community resource for mental health and alcohol and substance misuse. Our team works closely with the Duxbury Police Department Crisis Intervention Team, the Duxbury Public Schools, Duxbury Student Union and The Parent Connection to develop effective programs that fulfill our mission. Learn more about our 2018 – 2019 initiatives focused on mental wellness.
The mission of Duxbury FACTS is to cultivate a community that supports and advocates for a healthy lifestyle, seeks to reduce alcohol and drug use and fosters mental wellness, primarily among youth and young adults, in an environment that is positive, inclusive and non-judgmental. Learn More...
Groups, Meetings & Events
The coalition actively seeks opportunities to provide education for students and members of the community. From monthly committee meetings, support groups, to special events, you'll get the FACTS. Visit our calendar and join us!
Visit our Resources page for a list of local, State, and National mental health and wellness resource links. If you have a resource or organization that you would like to share here, or if you are searching for support/resources not yet represented here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Roadmap to Mental Health in MA
NAMI Plymouth Area, The MA Dept. of Mental Health, and the Plymouth DMH Site Advisory Board teamed to compile the 2021 “Roadmap Through the Mental Health System” as a resource, written from the perspective of peers and family members, and designed for use individuals and families dealing with the complexities and challenges of navigating the Mental Health system.
“Everyone involved in developing the Roadmap has been touched in a profound way by the onset and presence of mental illness. We have all experienced setbacks, and, perhaps because of them, we have grown and become more resilient advocates for ourselves or for our loved ones. Whether working together to compile this resource, or picking our way through common pitfalls that can endanger mental health, we have found strength, support and efficacy in sharing our stories and our experiences.
Early on, navigating the mental health system can be quite complicated and confusing for you and your family. Keep at it! Ask questions! Join a support group! Advocate for yourself or for your loved one! Recovery from a mental health condition is a highly individualized process involving support, education about mental health conditions, cooperation from the mental health system, treatment, case management, client rights, employment, self-help and wellness. We have included topics we found most essential in our own families’ journeys.”
What You’ll Find Inside:
- · Crisis Resources
· About MA DMH
· Child and Adolescent Services
· Finding a Therapist
· Legal Issues: Guardianship
· Importance of Self-Care
· Transgender Youth/Family Support
· Criminal Justice System (Specialty Courts)
· Add’l Resources for Parents and Families
· Resource Guides and Directories
· Veterans Services
· Inpatient Services
· Outpatient Services
· Peer Run Services
· Substance Abuse / Co-occurring Disorder
· Hotlines / NAMI Mass Compass
· Programming Activities for Children & Adolescents
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Congratulations class of 2021.
Parents, your teens say you are the #1 influence in their lives. Use this influence tonight and have direct conversations about your expectations for grad night. Your grad will respect the boundaries and still have fun. ... See MoreSee Less
What a beautiful night on the turf to award and acknowledge DHS Senior, Maddy King for her four years of dedication to Duxbury FACTS. In addition to serving on the FACTS coalition, she also started an extracurricular club, Duxbury Healing Heads, to provide students with resources and support for mental wellness. Maddy has removed the stigmas of mental health with her message "You are not alone". Maddy is photographed with the FACTS leadership team. She is third from the left. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Maddy!
Wonderful work, Maddy!
Congrats to Maddy!
Just the Facts family support group is meeting in-person on Monday nights at the First Parish Church at 842 Tremont Street at 6:30pm. This support group is facilitated by Recovery Coaches, AnneMarie Winchester & Heather Watson Grady. Join us or reach out to our Recovery Coaches. Know you are not alone. ... See MoreSee Less
We took on Fake News
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Duxbury FACTS sponsored a community event aimed at addressing the risks of vaping and cannabis use.
Prescription Drug Disposal
Dispose of your family's unused prescription drugs conveniently and safely at Duxbury Police Department.
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