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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. read more...

Borderline Personality Disorder Workshop for Families

A free workshop for families and loved ones of individuals living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) explores symptoms and treatments of the disorder, as well as strategies and resources. Presenters Ann and Matt Costello will discuss the free 12-week Family Connections Program of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD). read more...

NAMI Offers Lecture on Improving Mental Health

Dr. Lloyd Sederer, leading mental health expert, will give a free talk based on his recent book, Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight, which offers four foundational truths gleaned from his long and illustrious career. The presentation, sponsored by NAMI Southwest CT, will take place on Thursday, May 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd. read more...

NAMI offers lecture on Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dr. Alec Miller, a leading expert on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for adolescents, their families and others will speak on an approach that is gaining wide acceptance by families, mental health professionals and schools. DBT, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), is a compassionate, evidence-based treatment for individuals who have significant difficulty regulating emotions and behaviors. The presentation, sponsored by NAMI Southwest CT, will take place on Thursday, June 9 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. read more...

Author Speaks about Mental Illness and Journey to Recovery

Dr. Gary Rhule will give a talk based on his personal and professional experiences in coping with mental illness. In his recently published book, Sailing on Broken Pieces: Essential Survival Skills for Recovery from Mental Illness, Rhule offers hard-earned insights from the triple perspective of emergency room doctor, sibling, and caregiver of a brother with severe mental illness. read more...

NAMI Offers Free Course on Mental Illness

Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends, caregivers and significant others of adults living with serious mental illness starting Jan. 16. Developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, it will be taught by trained teachers from the local community who have first-hand experience in meeting the unique challenges faced by these families. read more...

Eating Disorders Presentation At Town Hall

Parents, individuals, and professionals will learn ways to avoid the heartbreaking consequences of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating from Dr. Erin Kleifield, Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Silver Hill Hospital. The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. A question and answer period will follow. read more...