Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2 - 8! In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.  Join NAMI Connecticut and our local Affiliates as we celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week!  See below for information about 2 exciting events...

NAMI Connecticut, in cooperation with New Britain's Faith Community, and in recognition of "Mental Illness Awareness Week" presents: "MENTAL HEALTH 101."  Come learn about how to maintain your mental health, as well as how the brain works, and what to look for (and look out for) if you or someone you love may be showing signs of developing a mental illness. The presenter will be Thomas Burr, Communications Manager for NAMI Connecticut. In addition to the above, he will share the story of a close family member who experienced a serious mental health challenge, and the steps this person took to regain their mental health, balance and wellness. To be held October 5th, in New Britain.  Light refreshments will be served.  Read More...

Healing Service: Education, Healing and Hope. On October 5 at 7:00 pm the National Alliance on Mental Illness Manchester Affiliate will be offering A SERVICE OF EDUCATION, HEALING AND HOPE; to be held at the Concordia Lutheran Church at 40 Pitkin Street in Manchester. This service is for the mentally ill, family members, friends, and the public. All are welcome! For further information contact Karen at 860-649-5659.  Read More...