MLA Massachusetts Leadership Academy


The Silos Within:

Bridging our Network to Create Deep Connections, Leadership, and Stronger Allies

                        March 20-22, 2018

This year’s Massachusetts Leadership Academy (MLA) explored how to bridge the gaps between the mental health community and the physical disability community.


The Annual MLA is a 3-day retreat where we gather to develop our personal leadership skills, learn about the mental health recovery movement, and learn how to advocate for change through the power of peer support.  By bringing people together across a spectrum of abilities and struggles, we hope to weave a strong web of resource and allies to improve our lives.

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The MLA is sponsored by Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

The 2017 MLA “LGBT2SQQIA Perspectives: Connection, Leadership and Wellness”

was dedicated to providing, perpetuating and promoting LGBT2SQQIA leadership in the Mental Health Recovery Movement.  Enjoy photos of some of those ground-breaking leaders (hover and click to enlarge & scroll through at your own pace)


MLA training supports YOU to make a difference!    

“Speak your mind… Even if your voice shakes.”    Maggie Kuhn

Participants at the Leadership Academy…
  • Have fun, meet new people, connect with old friends.
  • Learn advocacy skills.
  • Boost self confidence.
  • Build effective meeting facilitation skills
  • Respect and celebrate diversity in our community
  • Learn about working with media, lawmakers, state authorities & departments on matters of policy affecting mental health and addiction recovery
and finally
  • Create a plan for taking action!

Our mission is to expand and strengthen the dynamic network of empowered advocates statewide.
Won’t you join us?

We thank our funder
The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership 


For more information please contact:
The Transformation Center
98 Magazine st.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 442- 4111
Fax: (617) 442-4005
Email: [email protected]