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NAMI Connecticut is here for you with virtual support groups and education programs.

Our support groups are led by trained facilitators with lived experience with mental health issues or with a family member who has a mental health condition.

Our nine affiliates and the volunteers we depend on are holding virtual support groups and education programs. Currently we host 22 friends and family support groups online and 2 friends and family in-person groups. We also have 3 NAMI Connection peer support groups, 1 veterans support group, 7 Young Adult Connection Community support groups—including a daily YACC group, 2 opioid education and peer groups and 4 NAMI- CAN (Child & Adolescent Network) groups all online.

 


Browse the categories below to find a group online.
A group you may have attended previously, or facilitated by someone in your local area, may now be available online. 

If you don’t see an option that works for you, please check back for updates. We are continually adding new online groups as they become available.

About Our Programs

Facilitated by people who have experienced what you have/are going through.
Our support groups are available throughout the state, are completely confidential and are peer-led.

NAMI Connecticut offers no-cost training and statewide support to a diverse network of peer-led support groups that serve family members, parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns and persons living with mental illness.

Groups Include:

  • NAMI Family
  • NAMI-CAN (Child and Adolescent Network)
  • NAMI Connection Recovery Groups (People with Lived Experience)
  • NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Connection Community Groups (18-29)
  • NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Grief Groups (18-29)

Education Classes

NAMI Basics
A no-cost six-week program that allows families to connect to another while learning about mental illness, its impact on children and adolescents, strategies to deal with schools and providers and tool to empower parents/caregivers to overcome new challenges. This program is for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges that have diverse complex needs. Learn More >

Family-to-Family
A nationally recognized no-cost evidence-based twelve-week program that provides education on the neurobiological basis of serious mental illnesses, information, resources and support for family members of individuals with serious mental illness based on lived experiences of other family members. Program is delivered by trained volunteer family facilitators and is available throughout the state on a regular basis. Learn More >

NAMI Homefront

A free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans with behavioral and mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions. Learn More >

Presentations

NAMI Overview
Learn about all the wonderful programs and services available from NAMI Connecticut and our statewide network of affiliates. Many of these programs are FREE to the public! Learn More >

Mental Health 101
Learn all about what is required to maintain good mental health, as well as common mental illnesses, symptoms and behaviors; and what mental illness is and ISN’T. Also, a brief overview of all the important programs and services provided by NAMI Connecticut and its network of statewide affiliates. Learn More >

Mental Health Policy
Learn about NAMI Connecticut’s Public Policy Program and how our organization advocates locally and at the state level for caregivers as well as people living with mental health conditions. Learn More >

Ending the Silence
Beginning in 2016 NAMI Connecticut will bring this program to Connecticut. The program consists of an educational package designed to teach students on three grade levels, upper elementary, middle school, and high school about serious mental illness, thereby starting early on to reduce the stigma and discrimination that surrounds individuals with mental illness. Learn More >

In Our Own Voice
A no-cost program offering personal testimonials from individuals living with mental health conditions and share their journey of recovery. The program is a prime vehicle for NAMI Connecticut’s outreach and education to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness. Presentations usually run 60 to 90 minutes in length, though a 45 minute version is also available. Learn More >

Parents & Teachers as Allies
This program offers educators and school administrators an in- service training covering the neurobiological basis of mental illness, the signs and symptoms associated with early onset of serious mental illness in children as well as local and state resources to share with parents. A trained panel consisting of a family member, a person with mental illness, and an educator delivers the program. Learn More >

Sharing Hope
A no-cost interactive educational presentation that aims to decrease mental health stigma in the African-American faith community and the Latino community in general to increase awareness of mental health recovery, and to introduce NAMI education and support programs. The program is presented by a panel of individuals with the lived experience of mental illness and the family member experience. English & Spanish. Learn More >

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