A PERSONAL APPEAL
Read John's story, a NAMI Connecticut family member, about his experience and how taking Family to Family changed his life:
“I remember it was a very cold day and we were driving, praying, wondering what we were going to find once we arrived at my son’s house. He had called me an hour earlier . . . he wasn’t making sense and he sounded so scared.
Prior to arriving we got a call in the car from a close friend who told us to do two things: 1) get your son to a hospital NOW and 2) call NAMI Connecticut and get educated on mental illness. I did both and that made all the difference in our lives.”
“The hospital staff was compassionate and helpful and gave us some good information but NAMI Connecticut gave us a path to understanding and a greater sense of hope. I took the Family to Family course and in about a year I went from a scared and lost parent to an advocate for people living with mental illness.”
“I still remember the first time I saw the sign YOU ARE NOT ALONE in the Family to Family class; it moved me. Now I see it everyday above my desk and it lives in my heart.” John P.
The greatest gift you can give is hope...
Please consider the value that NAMI Connecticut offers and do what you can to make that help available to others.
Thousands of people with mental illness and their family members and friends have received peer support, advocacy and education services through NAMI Connecticut, including many of you reading this message.
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