New NAMI Support Group for Parents, Caregivers


NAMI Southwest CT, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will offer a new NAMI CAN (Child & Adolescent Network) Support Group for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents, under age 18, with behavioral, emotional and mental health concerns. NAMI Support Groups are free-of-charge, confidential, and provide safe environments in which family members and caregivers can speak freely without judgment; the groups are facilitated by trained NAMI volunteers with lived experience.

Open to all residents in the Southwest Connecticut area, this new NAMI CAN Support Group will be held on the first Wednesday of each month, beginning Aug. 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave. No preregistration is required; walk-ins always are welcome. Those who would like more information can contact Mary at 203-536-9486.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots, nonprofit organization aimed at improving quality of life for people living with mental illness and their families. NAMI Southwest CT serves Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, Weston and Wilton. Please visit NAMI Southwest CT’s website at www.namisouthwestct.org for more information.

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