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NAMI Southwest CT is an active affiliate providing support, education and advocacy to families affected by mental illness. We serve families and individuals in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, Weston, Wilton and other communities in Fairfield County. We are affiliated with the State and National NAMI organizations. Check the menu bar at the left for details of our programs and events! Check our complete Support Group list, including new Spanish Family Support, NAMI-Can, and Peer Connections Groups.

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Stay informed on NAMI Southwest CT events, meetings and other information, receive our e-news on the 1st and 15th of the month. Click here to fill out information to be on our email list. 

NAMI SOUTHWEST CT SPEAKER SERIES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 

February 11, 2016 - Residential Placements for Children with Major Mental Illness. Types of programs, from residential schools to wilderness programs, and how to facilitate the process. Laura Seese, residential consultant & Melanie Dunn, attorney. [Stamford]  

March 10, 2016 - Living with mental health issues? Learn about coordinated behavioral health care at local Community Health Centers. Panel includes Dr. Tichianaa Armah, Psychiatrist and Behavioral Health Medical Director of the Community Health Center.  [Greenwich]

April 14, 2016 - Dr. Gary Rhule, author of Sailing on Broken PiecesTold from the triple perspective of a doctor, sibling and caregiver, Sailing on Broken Pieces is an energetic account that helps us look at mental illness and caregiving in a refreshing way. [Greenwich]

May 12, 2016 - Work-Based Programs and Community Living. Panel including representatives from Spring Lake Ranch, Gould Farm, 100 Acre Homestead, and more. [Stamford]

June 9, 2016 - DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy): Mindfulness-based Treatment for Adolescents & their Families. Presented by Alec L. Miller, PsyD and Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants. [Greenwich] 

Stamford events take place at: The Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford, starting at 7:30 p.m. 

Greenwich events take place at: The Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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 NAMI Family-to-Family - 2016 WINTER/SPRING SESSIONS
 
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.  The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. 
 
RIDGEFIELD Thursdays starting February, 11, 2016, 6:30 to 9:00 PM, Meets every Thursday for 11 Weeks, Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (Wesley Hall), 207 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Contact and Registration: Marc at 203 940-2516 or marcrabinowitz1@gmail.com or Debbie at 203 628-5285 or dabwein@aol.com.
 
NEW CANAAN/WILTON area, beginning Tuesdays, March 1, 2016, location TBD. Please contact Janet at 914 527-2994 to register.
  

 CRISIS PREVENTION AND PLANNING

It is important to be prepared in case of a psychiatric crisis. Click on the "Crisis Prevention and Planning" link below for helpful details.

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