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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 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 BOOK CLUB- MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND COME TO THIS NEW EVENT! 

September 19, 2016 - Join us on the 3rd Monday of the month beginning September 19, 2016 at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of I am Not Sick I Don't Need Help, by Xavier Amador. Please RSVP to Claudia at claudiadevita1123@gmail.com.

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR NAMI SOUTHWEST CT

October 1, 2016, 6:30 pm
Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

Music, dance, painting, poetry and prose have unique power to express the universal experiences and emotions of all individuals, regardless of label or diagnosis. Artists, led by Allegra Themmen-Pigott, participating in this Benefit Concert hope to break down barriers that give rise to stigma and fear that cripples lives and relationships within families and communities.

Tickets are $50, to order go to nami.ticketleap.com

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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. 
Begins: Monday, September 12, 2016
Time: 7:00. - 9:30 pm
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church,
884 Newfield Ave, Stamford 06905
For information and registration call: Marietta at 203-329-8633 or Bob at 203-849-9573

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This free course provides the the fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness. The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours. Classes are usually offered weekly for six consecutive weeks. All instruction materials are FREE to participants. Join other parents and caregivers for this course taught by trained NAMI-CT family members who have lived with this experience. The classes cover the folowing: 
 
Begins: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time:
    6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Ave, Stamford 06905
For information and registration call: Lorraine at 203-858-1477 or Dawn at 203-249-5935
 
 
  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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Remember NAMI's most important Principle of Support: We will never give up hope!


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