Current Programs in Connecticut

Support Groups

Support Groups

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 Friends and Family Support Groups

  • NAMI-CAN Support Groups (Child and Adolescent Network)

  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups

  • NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Recovery Community Support Groups


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.



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.



Ending the Silence