Currents: June 2016


Currents is published monthly by Windhorse Integrative Mental Health of Northampton, 211 North St., Suite 1, Northampton, MA 01060. Executive Director is Victoria Yoshen. For questions, concerns and suggestions about Currents, contact us at

Upcoming Events

mark your calendarMark your calendars for community gatherings this month!

Community Event:
Mini Golf
Tuesday, June 21st, 2-4:30pm at Look Park (300 N Main St, Florence, MA 01062)
$7 entry fee for cars (biking and walking is free!)
Option to park at JFK Middle School at 100 Bridge Rd. and walk over.
$6 to play mini golf

For more information, contact

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New “Sun & Shade” Group Starting


Trey will be holding a new group on Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm at Sheldon Fields on Bridge St. We will be playing backyard games like bocce ball, Frisbee or bean bag toss, and any other game the group is interested in trying. If folks are not interested in participating in the games there will be drinks and snacks to enjoy in the shade. Anyone interested in attending this group can meet at Windhorse or Sheldon Fields on Thursdays at 2:00. For more information please contact Trey.


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Windhorse Community Event: Mini Golf at Look Park


This month Cat and Sierra will be hosting our June community event. On June 21st we will be going to Look Park to play mini golf from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Anyone who is interested can meet at Windhorse at 1:45pm to carpool or meet at the mini golf area in Look Park. It costs $6 to play mini golf and $7 to park. Biking or walking is free entry, and there is the option to park at JFK Middle School at 100 Bridge Rd. and walk over.) Contact Cat or Sierra to help arrange a ride if you need one or if you would like more information.

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Explore the Pioneer Valley!

The Blue Sox start their 9th baseball season in the Pioneer Valley this June, the team plays at MacKenzie Stadium in Holyoke. They are a team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (some people refer to these leagues as “farm teams,” as they raise players to then be drafted). The Blue Sox players come from college programs across the country, some are then contracted to play in the MLB. Players from this “farm team” are typically drafted to play for the Red Sox, White Sox, Brewers, Nationals, Braves, Blue Jays, Tigers, Angels and Mariners. On June 18th the stadium will be having a Star Wars night and on June 24th there will be a firework show. The stadium is located at 500 Beech St in Holyoke and tickets cost $6 for adults.

MacKenzie Stadium (at Holyoke High School)
500 Beech St


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New to the Windhorse Library

Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness by Will Hall

“Bold, fearless, and compellingly readable… a refuge and an oasis from the overblown claims of American psychiatry” — Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became an Illness

“Must-read for anyone interested in creating a more just and compassionate world.” — Alison Hillman, Open Society Foundation Human Rights Initiative

“You will find clarity, grace, insight, compassion and most of all wisdom in these powerful interviews and writings assembled by long time mental health advocate Will Hall.” — Gabriella Coleman, author of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
“Elaine Aron’s perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap.” — Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D., author of Shyness: What It Is, What to Do About It

“Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all.” — Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

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  • Chris M. has joined Windhorse as housemate.

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