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***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** - NAMI Connecticut Statement regarding Abuse at Whiting Forensic Division

[Hartford, CT September 18, 2017] NAMI Connecticut, a statewide mental health organization that offers support, education, and advocacy to people living with mental health conditions, their family members, friends, professionals and the public at large, makes a strong statement, shared below, about the abuse committed at Whiting Forensic Division at CT Valley Hospital, which is still under investigation.  Read More... 


***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***  -  NAMI Connecticut Recognizes the U.S. House and Senate for Passage of Mental Health Reform in 21st Century Cures Bill. NAMI Connecticut is pleased to announce that the U.S. House and Senate have just passed a significant bill in support of Mental Health Reform, the “21st Century Cures Act” President Obama is expected to sign this important legislation into law TODAY (Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016). Read More...

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***  - State Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., Keynote Speaker at NAMI Connecticut State Conference

(Hartford, Connecticut)  September 14, 2016. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Connecticut (NAMI Connecticut), the state chapter of NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, is pleased to announce that State Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. will be the Keynote Speaker at its upcoming State Conference, to be held Friday, October 14, 2016, at the Army Reserve Center in Middletown, CT.   Read More...

CT Viewpoints - Op-Ed by Kate Mattias

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connecticut and advocates across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma and discrimination, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Connecticut has been seen as a leader in mental health services and initiatives for many years and has been acknowledged as such. Therefore, it is sadly ironic that we are now standing on the precipice of setting ourselves back years from what we have worked so hard to build, by deeply and devastatingly cutting mental health and other human services.  Read More... 


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The Hartford Courant

Reporter Megan Merrigan noted NAMI Connecticut's involvement in #GivingTuesday: 'Coming just days after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday aims to shift the focus from buying to sharing during the holidays.'  Click here for full article and video.


The Examiner & The East Windsor Hamlet Hub

Reporter Renee Canada listed NAMI Connecticut as a participant in the third annual #GivingTuesday event: ' Folks can also hit social media to commemorate the day with an #UNselfie for #GivingTuesday to shine the spotlight on organizations on the receiving end of their generosity.' Click her for full article. 

Kate Mattias Interview & MP3 Audio

NAMI Connecticut Executive Director Kate Mattias interviewed by Mike Clifford of PNS. Published. December 1, 2014.  Cyber Shop Today in CT - Then Try Giving Tuesday.  Please click here for full article and link to mp3 audio. 

Kate Mattias Podcast

NAMI Connecticut Executive Director Kate Mattias, and Mental Health Advocate Stephen Cuddy to appear on the 'For the People' radio show. Public Service Director and veteran Connecticut journalist John Voket produces the award-winning 'For the People,' bringing listeners a broad variety of stories and interviews that have a direct impact on them, their families and their communities. Information on the podcast of the interview with Kate Mattias: This program originally aired Sunday, 11/9, at 6 am on STAR 99.9 FM, 95.9 FM -The FOX, & 102.9 FM -DRC; and at 7 am on 99.1 FM -PLR & on The Talk of CT - WDRC, WSNG, WWCO & WMMW. The NAMI Connecticut segment appears 18 minutes into the show.  After the air date, the show will also be available as a podcast; refer to the FACEBOOK sites of PLR, STAR, DRC & THE FOX radio stations

30th Anniversary Appeal Video

NAMI Connecticut begins it's 30th Anniversary 2014 Annual Appeal  with this video entry to #Storymakers2014, Music by Fay Wolf. Please share this video to spread the word of the FREE support, education & advocacy work that we provide year round for consumers, families and professionals.  You never know who needs help or hope today--you can make a difference!  NAMI Connecticut is fully funded by local fundraising and grant support!  No donation is too small.  Thank you for 30 great years! 


Fast Facts:

  • NAMI Connecticut was established in Connecticut in 1984.
  • 2014 is NAMI Connecticut's 30th Anniversary.
  • Currently have 11 affiliates in the state please click here for more information on each.
  • NAMI Connecticut Programming served 6500 in 2014, please visit & for more information.
  • #GivingTuesday December 2, 2014 download PDF to #RT or post and share on Social Media here.
  • 2015 NAMI Connecticut Walks:  'Stepping Toward Hope & Wellness' Saturday May 16th, 2015 at Bushnell Park, Hartford Connecticut. Please click here for more information.

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To improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental health conditions by engaging in support, education and advocacy.  In Support of Our Mission We Offer FREE Support, Education and Advocacy.

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