NAMI Connecticut Annual Walk
Thank you again to everyone who joined us on Saturday for the 10th Annual NAMIWalks Connecticut!!!
It was a beautiful day and your presence showed your dedication towards eliminating the stigma of mental illness. Your fundraising efforts BLEW us away here at the NAMI state office! We are so proud of EACH of you for your efforts and motivation!
Check out the pictures from Walk day at:
The Real Warriors Campaign
Throughout the month of April, the Real Warriors Campaign will be reaching out to military families to promote awareness and use of psychological health tools and resources available through www.realwarriors.net.
Celebrate the Month of the Military Child this April by spending time with your loved ones and learning about the importance of family resilience and readiness. The Real Warriors Campaign offers tips and resources to help military families manage the unique challenges they may face as part of military life, such as communicating with children about deployment, transitioning through a reunion or coping with psychological health concerns. In April, join the Real Warriors Campaign in celebrating military children for their heroism, courage, sacrifices and resilience.
For more information, CLICK HERE
or visit: http://realwarriors.net/family/children/militarychild.php
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Connecticut is organizing the Latino Youth & Young Adult Advisory Council. Click HERE for more information.
Check out the web calendar for programs in your area
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.
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.
For all the talk of numbers and statistics the only number that really matters is “one.”
Because one is a family member, a friend, a loved one or yourself. Every one is someone that you know and care about.
Your support to NAMI Connecticut matters.
NAMI Connecticut works every day to save every life. Every one person makes a difference. By supporting NAMI Connecticut with your donation, you help sustain programs, resources and services that not only make a difference in one life, but the lives of many.