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My Experience at Neponset River House

by Destiny, a member of Neponset River House When I first had the orientation, I admit I was a bit nervous, but so happy to finally do something positive and productive in my life. Before I even knew about the Clubhouse my life was going downhill, really fast. I had no one to interact with, I felt like my life was a bottomless hole. I was no longer going to scho… read more >


How Has My School Helped Me?

An essay by Jessica*, a student at the Riverside School in Milford. “How has my school helped me? I think an easier question would be how has my school not helped me. I started at Riverside School at the end of March after about a year of little education. This was mostly due to my high generalized anxiety disorder and my sensory processing disorder (and my … read more >


Riverside Opens Four New Homes

In the past six months, Riverside has opened four new residences in the towns of Andover, Wakefield, and Cambridge for adults with acquired brain injury and developmental disabilities.  The new home in Wakefield was established specifically to support five young men with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have recently turned 22 (the year these youn… read more >


How to Say the Right Thing to Someone Struggling

Content from MindWise Innovations, a division of Riverside Community Care: Seven in ten teens view depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers. Talking about these mental health conditions can be challenging – but it doesn’t have to be if you know the right words to say. Oftentimes, people with the best intentions end up using language that… read more >


The Unique Challenges of Women’s Behavioral Health

Content from MindWise Innovations, a division of Riverside Community Care: Women’s behavioral health is a growing field of research, with implications for healthcare and treatment options for women struggling with their mental health, substance use, or other behavioral disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women are twice as likely … read more >