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Have something to say? Here's how to get in touch with your local officials, both on the national and state level.

 

U.S. Senate

Markey, Edward
202-224-2742
www.markey.senate.gov

Warren, Elizabeth
202-224-4543
www.warren.senate.gov

 

U.S. House of Representatives

Neal, Richard
202-225-5601
https://neal.house.gov/

 

State Senate

Hinds, Adam
617-722-1625
413-344-4561

 

State Representative

Barrett, John
617-722-2305
 
Farley-Bouvier, Tricia
Tricia.Farley-Bouvier@mahouse.gov
617-722-2240
413-442-4300
 
Mark, Paul
Paul.Mark@mahouse.gov
617-722-2692
413-464-5635

Pignatelly, William 'Smitty'
rep.smitty@mahouse.gov
617-722-2017
413-637-0015
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Adult Learning Center Grads Get New Lease on Life

By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff

Student speaker Brittany Sullivan shared her story of how she turned her life around. More photos from there ceremony can be found here.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When Brittany Sullivan lost her sister, her life spiraled out of control. 
 
"When I was 14 years old, my sister died suddenly in a car accident. This sent me into a downward spiral that led me to drinking, smoking, and dipping into opioids, which eventually got me kicked out of my home at 17. Shortly after, I dropped out of high school," Sullivan said.
 
At the time Sullivan was already struggling with depression. She felt that she was "stupid and inadequate." That feeling had set in because she didn't start school until the age of 9 and when she did, she was far behind the other students. She was held back a grade and was constantly being pulled out of class to receive extra help.
 
"At the tender age of 9, I accepted the life that I was stupid and inadequate. I already struggled with anxiety and depression. It wasn't long before I started full-on panic attacks and self harming. I had already built a firm foundation of self-hate and acceptance that I was a failure and I hadn't even finished elementary school," Sullivan said.
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