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t3: Changing the Conversation

Host Jeff Olivet visits Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program where they are working to prevent drug overdose and support treatment and recovery. His honest conversations with a person in treatment and a nurse and doctor bring to light some of the real, day-to-day issues of the opioid epidemic.

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In Cambridge, a woman named Kristin sits down on a stone bench to talk about a common, but rarely discussed injury during the opioid epidemic: rape.

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 Overdose Awareness Day BHCHP #StoriesNotStigma
Jamaica Plain News

Chalk messages seen Thursday outside the Jackson Square MBTA station (above) and by the boathouse at Jamaica Pond (below) mention a person’s first name, their age and something special about them.

They include messages referring to people like Justin, 34, who was “awesome and good looking. Forever missed and loved.” Another refers to Julie Ann, who was 34 and was “adventurous and silly. Mother of one, loved by many.”

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Overdose Awareness Day StoriesNotStigma Bostno Health Care for the Homeless Program fatal Overdoses have almost tripled in Boston since 2011

For Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, BHCHP launched, a page with education and resources on the opioid epidemic. The page will remain up year-round to inform and assist those in need.

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Backpacks for kids
Wicked Local Dover

Over the next few weeks, hundreds of backpacks will be making their way to less fortunate children around Boston and Metrowest, including to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

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Too often, homeless people receive medical treatment only after an emergency. Hospitals and medical schools are trying to change that.

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Pete Earley

Author Pete Earley shares some of his recommendations for books focusing on mental illness, including Stories from the Shadows by Dr. Jim O'Connell.

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Harvard Medical School

This year, for the first time in the 234-year history of the School, Harvard’s newest physicians- and dentists-in-training scattered across the Greater Boston area on only their third day as students. Their task: to get to know the people and communities they will be serving.

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The Town Crier

Socks. Such a simple wardrobe staple. But for Boston’s homeless population, a fresh pair represents “respect and dignity,” says Catherine Minahan of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP).

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Vital Minds Podcast

BHCHP’s own Melinda Thomas, PA-C is the guest expert for this episode of Vital Minds, a podcast of the PA Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that promotes better health and wellness by providing PAs and PA students with philanthropic opportunities and resources.

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