Tim Lee is the Board secretary for NAMI MetroWest, and has been a member since September 2014. In the 1980's, he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, and it took many years for him to get stabilized on medication and recover. Tim joined NAMI some time after his mother, who was involved with NAMI, passed away. He wanted to keep abreast and aware of NAMI's resources and what they were doing.
Today, he also serves on the Boards of Advocates, Mass. Legal Assistance Corporation, and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. He also volunteers for the Diversity Advisory Council at Advocates and the Human Relations Commission of Framingham. Tim works part-time for Advocates, refurbishing PC computers for their clients and group homes.
Tim says, to someone living with mental illness, do not give up, even when things may seem their darkest and worst. You have a chance at recovering and can/may well do so. It happened to me. Good luck to you.
If you would like to get in touch with Tim,
36 Raymond St., Fl. 1
Framingham, MA 01702
Meet our member of the month for February 2021!
Walter and Margie Linehan came to NAMI in 2011, when they were experiencing challenges with their 21 year old son. They took the Family-to-Family class upon the recommendation of a friend, and leanred much about mental health including: mental health conditions, medications, communication, and much more. Gradually, as their understanding of mental health conditions, medications, communication, and much more. Gradually, as their understanding of mental health grew and communication with their son improved, they became more active with NAMI and other mental health organizations. In the local NAMI affiliate, they co-facilitate the family support group and serve on their Board.
Eventually Margie became employed as the Outreach Coordinator at Employment Options Clubhouse- whose mission is to "empower individuals and their families to thrive in their community". Margie also serves on the Department of Mental Health Area Board and the Family Advisory Board with the University of Massachusetts. Both serve on the Board of the New England Personality Disorder Association out of McLean Hospital.
Walter is also the Vice President of the NAMI MetroWest Board.