We offer support, education, and advocacy to people living with mental illnesses, their family members, friends, professionals and the public at large.
In addition to our support groups and affiliated chapters, NAMI Connecticut offers a toll-free Helpline (800) 215-3021 for people living with mental illness, families and professionals; educational programs geared toward those with mental illness – including children – and their families; a bi-monthly member e-newsletter, and a robust public policy program with legislative advocacy training and support.
NAMI Connecticut is the state’s Outreach Partner for the National Institute of Mental Health. As an Outreach Partner, NAMI Connecticut has access to science-based educational materials as well as information on clinical trials in the area.
If you would like more information about NAMI Connecticut and our programs, please contact us by telephone (860) 882-0236/toll free (800) 215-3021 or e-mail. Join us and become part of NAMI Connecticut’s strength and leadership as Connecticut’s Voice on Mental Illness.
A Resource for Young Adults: StrengthofUs
StrengthofUs is an online community developed by NAMI and young adults. It’s designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing. We believe every young adult deserves to feel hopeful, supported and encouraged to love who they are.
StrengthofUs provides opportunities for you to connect with your peers and offer support, encouragement and advice and share your real world experiences, personal stories, creativity, resources and ultimately, a little bit of your wonderful and unique self. It is a user-generated and user-driven community; so basically it’s whatever you make it. Everything here has been developed and created by and for young adults with you specifically in mind…because we think you’re worth it! We hope every time you visit, you find hope, encouragement, support and most of all, the strength to live your dreams and goals.
To visit, click the link, or the “Strengthofus” button over on the left hand column: www.strengthofus.org
NAMI Connecticut Speakers Bureau
NAMI Connecticut wants to talk to YOU, your civic group, your church or place of worship, your club, your organization, your nonprofit, etc. We have staff who can address any of the following topics: Overview of Mental Illness, Police Crisis Intervention Teams, Public Policy and Advocacy, NAMI Connecticut’s wide array of Education Programs and/or Support Groups, and much, much more! If it has to do with Mental Health or Mental Illness, we are available to share what we know; as well as what works, and what doesn’t.
For more information, or to arrange for a speaker, please contact our office: (860) 882-0236, or via email at: email@example.com
The 1999 Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health highlighted the value of peer-to-peer support in the acquisition of real recovery. To find out more on NAMI Connecticut’s programs in this area, click on the “For Consumers” button on the left hand column of this page.