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New CSRLC Group: Images of Wellness

Explore your creativity at the Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center (CSRLC)! Open to anyone who identifies as living with mental health challengesWhen: Wednesdays 2:15-3:00, or various times at center.

We may walk over to nearby park, about 7 minute walk, weather permitting.We have simple, easy to use digital cameras and optional prompts that people can use to express their peer perspectives on feelings, thoughts, mental health, nature, and any other ideas!Examples of prompts:What images symbolize hope for you?What images represent letting go?What images represent change or transition in the fall?

Photograph by group member Jacinta Smith. 
For more information, please contact Program Director Janel Tan:Phone: 617-863-5388 or Email:

Crooked Jacket Photovoice

As part of the Photovoice project at Waverly Place, MBRLC Community Member Crooked Jacket aka Michael Sienna created this reflection:

Kickflip, heelflip, Ollie pop and jump over the barrier. Which is scarier? Skateboarding or overcoming an emotional barrier? The connection is made, over time we all fade. We do it for the joy, not for any money that’s made. BAM, SLAM, eating pavement or your own foot – These are some of our challenges, with many more to boot. That’s why I’ve got to root for my own self and for yours to boot, too. But in the end, it all evens out – as long as we get up each time we fall, as long as we face our fears when our back’s against the wall. That way we learn it’s a process that never ends and that it’s a much better journey if we bring some friends. Over and out. This is the end, until we see what’s around the next bend. – Crooked Jacket

Annual Barbecue


On September 26th, the Boston Resource Center hosted the MBRLC Annual Barbecue and Wellness Fair. We had representatives from the local health organizations, and had a barbecue with members from all of our Recovery Learning Centers and staff. It was a beautiful day, and great to get together!