FRAMINGHAM – Advocates will host a free community conversation with Mia Kurtti, a leading practitioner of Open Dialogue, a compassionate alternative to supporting individuals experiencing mental health challenges.
Kurtti is a family therapist and psychiatric nurse from Finland who is a member of the team that developed Open Dialogue.
The internationally recognized approach emphasizes dialogue with the person in crisis and that person’s social network. Studies have shown impressive results with the approach, including marked reductions in the use of psychotropic medications, hospitalizations and long-term disability.
Kurtti is a psychiatric nurse and family therapist with Keropudas Hospital in Finland.
The event is Wednesday, March 15 at the Advocates, 1881 Worcester Road (Route 9 west) in Framingham from 7 to 9 p.m.
The community is invited to attend the free event. Plus please RSVP at this this link.
Advocates provides a broad range of services for people facing life challenges such as addiction, aging, autism, brain injury, intellectual disabilities, and mental health challenges. With Advocates’ help, thousands of individuals and families living in Massachusetts are finding the supports they need to lead healthy, productive, and rewarding lives.