Brainwaves Fall 2017

Play4Kids Golf

“Play4Kids” Golf Tournament Raises
More than $60,000

After rain washed out the September date for this year’s Bradley Hospital “Play4Kids” Golf Tournament, the skies smiled on Tuesday, October 17, offering up a gorgeous day for golf and good cheer at Ledgemont Country Club.

Nearly 100 golfers enjoyed eighteen holes under a picturesque blue sky, coming together to raise more than $60,000 for Bradley Hospital and FRIENDS WAY, Southern New England’s only bereavement program for children and adolescents.

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Teen Suicide Prevention

A Lifespan Blog:
Youth Suicide: Facts, Signs and Risk Factors

By Daniel Dickstein, MD

It’s estimated that 80 percent of individuals who commit suicide may have shown some signs before they tried to kill themselves. But not all of these warning signs may have offered a clear indication of their intentions. This means that in four out of five cases we may have an opportunity to identify and offer help to these teens.

Warning signs

Gabby Bradley Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Celebrates
Hospital’s Banner Year

On the heels of what was the busiest summer in the 86-year history of Bradley Hospital, friends and supporters of the country’s first psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents gathered for the Annual Meeting of the Bradley Hospital Foundation. The event was held on October 12 at the Squantum Association in East Providence.

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healing arts calendar

Talented Patients Create Cards & Calendars

With a donation of $25.00 or more to the Bradley Hospital Healing Arts Program you will receive a FREE gift of a beautiful 2018 Bradley Hospital art therapy calendar or uniquely designed deck of playing cards. Both the calendar and the cards include artwork from talented patients across the various Bradley Hospital in-patient and partial hospitalization programs.

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Potvin

Personal struggle inspires vocation, advocacy

After overcoming an eating disorder as a teenager, Bradley staffer
Nicolle Potvin vowed to help others with similar afflictions

Nicolle Potvin’s battle with anorexia began at age 16. She said what started as a diet quickly became a dangerous obsession. During one two-month period, Potvin lost 20 percent of her body weight. At times, she thought she wouldn’t survive.

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Potvin

Support Bradley families during the holidays!

The Christopher Benedick Adopt a Family program has operated annually since Dr. Benedick’s passing in 2004 and has benefitted hundreds of needy families. Given the economic hardship faced by many of Bradley's patients and their families, we hope you will join the Bradley Hospital department of social work in a special fundraising effort to help us provide families with basic necessities as well as gift cards to empower them to do their own holiday shopping.

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Mark Your Calendars

November 2 - A Workshop with New York Times Bestselling Author Ron Powers

November 9 - Supporting LGBTQ Youth: Perspectives from Youth, Parents and Professionals

November 13 - Adults with Asperger Syndrome Social Support Group

Fall 2017 - Bradley Conference Series

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