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NAMI Southwest CT is an active affiliate serving members 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!

STAY INFORMED, RECEIVE EMAIL NEWS!

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. 

NEW SUPPORT GROUPS STARTING IN JUNE!

NAMI Peer Connections, for individuals living with mental illness, Conference Room C, Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford, CT. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Contact Lorraine at 203 858-1477 or lorraine_z@yahoo.com.

Family Member Support Group for friends and family members of individuals with mental illness, Triangle Community Center, 618 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Meets the 2nd and last Thursday of the month from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Claudia at 203 438-6864.

NAMI SOUTHWEST CT'S UPCOMING SPEAKER EVENT

Transition 101 - Post High School Options for Young Adults with Mental Health Issues -   Thursday, June 11, 7:30 PM, Tully Health Center, Conference Room B, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.  IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CHILD WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) about the many options available. This presentation is designed to help parents, professionals, and students understand the process of transition planning and how they can become more active participants in the process. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:

  • the legal requirements of IDEA
  • the challenges and barriers they may face
  • the role of the school district
  • the availability of adult service agencies
  • options and opportunities after high school

—Ample time for Questions and Answers will follow the presentation.—

CPAC is a statewide nonprofit that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth to 26. CPAC is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring.

SPEAKER: Sherri O’Neal, Parent Consultant, is CPAC’s parent coordinator for the State Department of Education Focused Monitoring System. As an advocate for children under the care of DCF, she is committed to helping families be their children’s advocate. 

For more information or to register*, please contact the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center at 860-739-3089 or at cpac@cpacinc.org. *Registration is preferred but not required.

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 NAMI Family-to-Family - FALL 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. 
 
GREENWICH Saturdays starting September 12, 2015, 9:15 to 11:30 AM, Meets every Saturday for 11 Weeks, Greenwich Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 5 Perrydge Rank, Greenwich, CT 06830. Registration required: Claudia (203) 428-6864.
 
STAMFORD Mondays starting September 14, 2015, 7:00 to 9:30 PM, Meets every Monday for 11 Weeks, St. John's Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Ave, Stamford CT.  Registration required: Marietta: (203) 329-8633, or  Bob: (203) 849-9573. 

 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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