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Serving LGBTQ+ Youth Today

June is Pride Month, when we celebrate the resilience and triumphs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, as well as recognize and support the ongoing work to raise their voices and advance their rights. We asked Shaquille Jones of the Family Networks program in Riverside’s Child & Family Services Division about his experiences worki… read more >


One Hoof in Front of the Other

Adapted from an article by Brandon H. originally published in the River Rush Review, the newsletter of Neponset River House in Norwood. Riverside Clubhouses are all about building skills, resilience, and opportunity for members, who have struggled with mental illness and are working to achieve their full potential through employment and recovery.  Their progr… read more >


New Self-Care Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

Content from MindWise Innovations, a service of Riverside Community Care: Take a walk. Call a friend. Eat healthy. We've been hearing the same self-care tips for month, maybe years, but as parents, employees, and individuals - we ALL need self-care now more than ever as we near the end of a year full of confusing challenges and unexpected stressor… read more >


Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Shrand on Outsmarting Anger

Read an excerpt from the second printing of Outsmarting Anger: 7 Strategies for Defusing Our Most Dangerous Emotion by Dr. Joe Shrand, Chief Medical Officer at Riverside Community Care. In this excerpt, Dr. Joe explains how one of our most powerful human emotions – anger –can affect us and those around us, and how it can be turned into more productive behavio… read more >


Teen Mental Health During the Pandemic

Being a teen can be tough.  The adolescent years are a uniquely vulnerable and sensitive time in the path toward adulthood. But in the midst of a global pandemic, the loss of most familiar pastimes and community activities and connections, and possibly suppressed worry about family finances – it’s no wonder that teens’ behaviors and state of mind evoke par… read more >