Last update: December 10, 2014

Opening Doors to the Arts provides low-income members of the mental health recovery community with access to low-cost or free arts and entertainment opportunities. We invite our community to experience the healing power of the arts.

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Upcoming Events

NAMI GBCAN Staff Meeting

Tuesday, December 16 | 11AM-1PM
NAMI GBCAN Office (Boston Room)
25 Staniford Street, Plaza Level
Boston, MA 02114
We will be talking about how to lobby our legislators and talk about mental health legislation that affects us. Featuring: Martin Koehler and Bill Allan.

Advanced Screening of
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Tuesday, December 16 | 7PM
AMC Loews Boston (Common 19)
175 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
You're in luck - we have free passes for an upcoming advance screening of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb! To redeem your passes, simply contact Howard. We hope to see you at the theater!

Blue Man Group

Wednesday, December 17 | 730PM
Charles Street Playhouse
74 Warrenton Street
Boston, MA 02116
The box office can validate parking for the 200 Stuart Street, Revere Hotel garage. No children under 3 are admitted, please let us know in advance if your party includes children under 5 years old. NOTE: Strobe lights & haze machines are used during the show.

Business Meeting

Thursday, December 18 | 630PM-830PM
Center Club
31 Bowker Street
Boston, MA 02114
Enjoy free pizza and soda, and a special appearance by a guest speaker radio personality with depression and anxiety. Meeting is scheduled to end at 8:30PM but sometimes we end earlier or later. Please feel free to leave when you need to.

Advanced Screening of The Duff

Monday, December 29 | 4PM-6PM
Showcase Cinema Revere
565 Squire Road
Revere, MA 02151
On behalf of CBS Films, you’re invited to attend an advanced screening of the upcoming film, THE DUFF. Screening is overbooked and seating is first-come, first-served. Please RSVP and arrive early!

Simple Strategies To Transform Our Lives
with Dr. Randy Kamen

Tuesday, January 13 | 11AM
25 Staniford Street, Plaza Level
Boston, MA 02114
Dr. Randy Kamen, psychologist and educator, pioneered new territory in mind-body medicine at Boston University's School of Medicine and Harvard Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She presents at medical schools, hospitals, corporations, and health spas. Topics include resilience, relationships, transitions, work-life balance, leadership, aging, and transformation.

Ask the Doctor
with Dr. Mark Komrad

Saturday, January 17 | 10AM-12PM
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
Spend a Saturday morning with the famed Dr. Mark Komrad who will answer all your questions, particularly on the subject of how to get your loved one into treatment. Just elected to the prestigious American College of Psychiatrists and honored as an "Exemplary Psychiatrist" by NAMI, Dr. Komrad is a frequent guest on NPR, answering callers' questions about how to get a loved one into treatment.

If you have suggestions for future events, please contact us! We're happy to hear from you!


Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following organizations and donors for their past and recurring contributions:

Blue Man Group
Reagle Music Theatre
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Citi Performing Arts Center
Huntington Theatre
ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage
The Revels
Handel and Haydn
Wheelock Family Theatre

Contact Us

Opening Doors to the Arts provides low-income members of the mental health recovery community with access to low-cost or free arts and entertainment opportunities.

Events are compiled by Director, Howard Trachtman, BS, CPS.
NAMI GBCAN c/o Erich Lindemann DMH Center
25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
GBCAN phone: (617) 626-8691

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