National Alliance on Mental Illness
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INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS - Informational programs sponsored by NAMI-FVCT are held throughout the year and are open to the public free of charge.  Often experts are invited to these meetings to speak on such topics as mental health services, legal rights of the mentally disabled, financial support, etc.  Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Valley Community Baptist Church, 590 W. Avon Rd., Avon, CT - 2nd Floor Lecture Hall.   For more information, contact Janet at 860-620-7177 or Marilyn at 860-693-8482.
The Teen Brain: Under Construction
Learn about the changes and development of the teen brain; how stress,
drugs and alcohol affect the brain; and the significance for the development
of emotional and substance abuse disorders.
Keynote Speaker: Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Diagnostic
Radiology; Director, Mood Disorders Research Program
Yale School of Medicine

Community Center          Thursday  May 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm
(lower level)
 40 Dyer Ave
Canton, CT 06019 
Meet the Author  Charles Barber is a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan, Director of The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice, and Lecturer in Psychiatry at Yale. Author of Comfortably Numb
 June 12, 2014 6:30 PM, Avon Library, in the community room
BOOK CLUB MEETINGS - Book discussions are held on a monthly basis, typically on the 4th Monday evening of each month, alternating between the Avon, Simsbury and Bloomfield (Prosser) libraries.  Contact the appropriate library to reserve a book.  For additional information, contact the library or Janet at 860-620-7177.
The Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon CT (860) 673-9712 
The Simsbury Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070  (860)658-7663
Prosser Public Library, 1 Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002  (860) 243-9721
2014 Book Discussion Schedule
  • Monday, February 24th, 6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library - What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir By E. Lynn Harris
  • Monday, March 25th, 6:30-8:30 PM - Avon  Public Library -In the Water They Can't See You Cry By Amanda Beard

  • Thursday,  April 10th,  6:30 -8:00 PM - Simsbury Public Library  - Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness By Nancy Kehoe Guest Speaker
  • Monday, May 19th,  6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library  - Manic By Terri Cheney
  • Thursday, June 12th,  6:30-8:30 PM - Avon Public Library  - Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation
  • By Charles Barber Guest Speaker
  • Monday, July 21st,   6.30-8.30 PM - Simsbury Public Library -  A Lethal Inheritance  By Victoria Costello 
  • Monday, September 22nd,  6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library  - Hurry Down Sunshine By Michael Greenberg
  • Monday October 27th,  6:30-8:30PM - Avon Public Library  - Monkey Mind By Daniel Smith
  • Monday, November 17th, 6:30 -8:00 PM - Simsbury Public Library  - This much I know is true By Wally Lamp
2013 Book Discussion Schedule
  • Monday, February 25th, 6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library - Lincoln's Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Monday, March 25th, 7:00-8:30 PM - Farmington Public Library -Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia - Star wars

  • Monday,  April 22nd,  6:30 -8:00 PM - Simsbury Public Library  - Ben Behind his Voices by Randy Kaye
  • Monday, May 13th,  6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library  - Blackmen and Depression by John Head
  • Monday, June 24th,  7:00-8:30 PM - Farmington Public Library  - January First By Michael Schofield
  • Monday, July 22nd,   6.30-8.30 PM - Simsbury Public Library -  Recovered, not cured: A Journey through Schizophrenia by Richard McLean
  • Monday, September 23rd,  6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library  - Sharp by David Fitzpatric
  • Monday October 28th,  7:00-8:30PM - Farmington Public Library  - In the water they can not see you cry  by Amanda Beard
  • Monday, November 11th, 6:30 -8:00 PM - Simsbury Public Library  - Annie's Ghost by Steve Luxenburgh
2012 Book Discussion Schedule
  • Monday, February 27th, 6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public LibraryBlack Pain by Terri Williams - GUEST SPEAKER!
  • Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00-8:30 PM - Farmington Public Library -The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

  • Wednesday, April 11th,  6:30 -8:00 PM - Simsbury Public Library  - Exuberance by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Monday, May 7th,  6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library  - Wrestling with our Inner Angels  by Nancy Kehoe
  • Wednesday, June 13th,  7:00-8:30 PM - Farmington Public Library  - Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Carlos Montalvan & Bret Witter
  • Wednesday, July 11th,   6.30-8.30 PM - Simsbury Public LibraryI never Promised you a rose Garden By Joanne Greenberg
  •  Wednesday, August 8th,  7:00-8:30 PM - Farmington Public Library  -  Broken Glass: A Family's Journey Through Mental Illness by Robert V. Hine
  • Wednesday, September 12th,  6:30-8:00 PM - Prosser Public Library  - Henry's Demon by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn
  • Wednesday, October 10th,  7:00-8:30PM - Farmington Public Library  - Reading My Father: A Memoir  by Alexandra Styron
  • Wednesday, November 14th, 6:30 -8:00 PM - Simsbury Public Library  - Songs from the Black Chair by Charles Barber

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