NAMI Southwest CT is a community of people who have family members or friends with mental health conditions.

We offer free support groups, education, and advocacy opportunities. Our programs provide judgment-free spaces for people to share experiences and resources.

 

We serve lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

You are not alone!

Our support groups bring together people who have loved ones with mental health challenges.

What We Do

SUPPORT

Our support groups are FREE and open to the public. All groups are led by trained facilitators with lived experience. All discussions are confidential.

EDUCATION

NAMI Southwest CT and NAMI Connecticut offer educational programs and services for family members, people living with mental health conditions, professionals, and the community at large.

ADVOCACY

NAMI Connecticut continuously works to improve public policies for people impacted by mental health challenges in Connecticut.

News and Upcoming Events

Registration OPEN for our January Family-to-Family Class

We have a Family-to-Family class starting in Greenwich on Saturday mornings beginning January 11.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental health challenges. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. 

1/16/20: "The ABCs of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy"

Alison Emel, PhD, and Kristie Calvillo, LCSW, of The Behavior Therapy Group will provide an overview of DBT and why it's helpful for particular mental health conditions.

Our NAMI Book Club Selection for JANUARY

On Monday, January 27, we'll discuss "Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love" by Zack McDermott.

 

"A captivating and witty memoir about a young lawyer's gut-wrenching struggle with mental illness and the fierce, protective love of his remarkable mother and dedicated friends, Zack McDermott's Gorilla and the Bird is not only a deeply powerful reminder of our own vulnerability, but a truly inspirational testament to the strength of the human spirit. This book makes accessible experiences that some may wish to ignore but that urgently require our attention, acceptance and empathy."―Elizabeth Ford, M.D., author of Sometimes Amazing Things Happen (Amazon)

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How You Can Help

BECOME A MEMBER

Please help us advance our mission! Click on the link below to become a member of NAMI on the national, state, and local levels.

DONATE

Your support is very important! Please consider making a donation to ensure that we can continue to offer our programs FREE of charge.

SPREAD THE WORD

You can help us educate the public, advocate for equal care, and fight stigma by spreading the word about NAMI Southwest CT. Tell your friends and family. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the foundation of our NAMI affiliate. Be a part of the movement to end the stigma of mental health challenges. 

There are many opportunities to volunteer and make an impact! 

P.O. Box 1582, New Canaan, CT 06840

203-400-NAMI (6264)

namisouthwestct@gmail.com