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We have changed!  NAMI Stamford/Greenwich IS now NAMI Southwest CT! Our new identity reflects the fact that we serve Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, Weston and Wilton. Our logo will be changed shortly to reflect our new name! We are an active affiliate with members from many communities in the Fairfield County area and are affiliated with the State and National NAMI organizations.

Our website contains the latest information on our meetings, support groups, and other activities. We hope you find the information on this site helpful. Check the menu bar at the left for all details of our programs and events!

NEW SUPPORT GROUP IN WILTON

NAMI-CAN Wilton, Child and Adolescent Network Support Group....for parents and primary caregivers of children with behavioral and emotional issues. Meets 4th Monday of every month, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

When: Beginning Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gilbert & Bennett Cultural Arts Center, 49 New Street, Wilton, CT 06897

Co-leaders: Dawn, 203 249-5935 and Sheryl, NAMIcommunication@gmail.com

FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR FALL

NAMI's Family-to-Family educational program offers support and education to family members of individuals with mental illness. The course is free and taught by trained facilitators. Sign up for one of the classes below now!

In Greenwich:

When: Saturday, September 6, 2014 for 11 weeks

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Where: Greenwich Hospital Conference Room, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich

To Register: Call Claudia at 203 428-6864.

In Stamford:

When: Monday, September 8, 2014 for 11 weeks

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: St. John's Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT

To Register: Marietta 203 329-8633 or Bob C. 203 849-9573

NAMI BASICS SET FOR FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015

NAMI Basics is a free six-session course that provides the fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness. See the dates below for the fall and spring classes.

Nami Southwest CT---Fall Basics Class ( NORWALK ) 

Where: Norwalk City Hall ---Board of Education, 125 East Avenue ---Rm 333 (Third Floor), Norwalk , CT 06851

When:  MONDAYS-October 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17, 24

Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Registration required!  Contact:  Dawn-203.249.5935 or Lorraine -203.858.1477

Nami Southwest CT---Spring Basics Class ( GREENWICH )

Where: Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road ---Mazza Room (Ground Floor), Greenwich , CT 06830

When:  MONDAYS-April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11

Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Registration required!  Contact:  Dawn-203.249.5935 or Lorraine -203.858.1477

 NAMIWALKS 2014

NAMIWALKS 2014 was held in May at Hartford's Bushnell Park. On a beautiful day more than 800 walkers gathered to support NAMIWALKS, thereby enabling NAMI-CT and NAMI Stamford Greenwich to continue offering the help that is so necessary in combating the effects of mental illness in Connecticut and our local area. Dawn Schneider’s Curtis’ Crusaders team raised the most of any team in the state, over $7,500! Together, Stamford Greenwich’s three teams raised more than $11,000, 40% of which will be returned to us to fund our local programs and expenses. As you can see, the Walk was successful on all counts. 


NAMI SG AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR!

NAMI Stamford/Greenwich was named The Affiliate of the Year! Kudos and congratulations to each and every one of you for supporting and contributing to this wonderful group. Together, we accomplish great things!
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN DAWN SCHNEIDER!


Our very own Dawn Schneider received NAMI’S Stigma Buster Award! Dawn Schneider has been a successful Stigma Buster at NAMI Stamford Greenwich for years and years! She is an active presenter for the Perspectives program as well as someone who uses her own family story as part of Parents and Reachers as Allies to help break down stigma and discrimination against family members and people living with mental illness. But Dawn goes way beyond this. She is a support group leader and co-leads two NAMI-CAN (Child and Adolescent Network) groups in Stamford, the newest NAMI-CAN group starting in Wilton, CT, and is also an active NAMI BASICS teacher. Dawn inspires all of us by being a true leader, personal inspiration, and Stigma Buster.

CRISIS PREVENTION AND PLANNING

It is important to be prepared in case of a psychiatric crisis. Click on the "Crisis Prevention and Planning" link below for helpful details.

Remember NAMI's most important Principle of Support: We will never give up hope!


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Crisis Prevention and Planning (Word Document)

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