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from NAMI.org
When I Stand In Your Shoes: An Open Letter from a Mom to a Teen Nina lost her daughter to suicide in 2013. This is what she wishes she could have said.
YANA: Keep Fighting
NAMI Advocacy Update: January 2015
Book Review: Surrounded By Madness
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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. We are an active affiliate with members from communities in Fairfield County 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!

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Stay informed on NAMI Southwest CT events, meetings and other information, receive our e-news on the 1st and 15th of the month. Click here to fill out information to be on our email list. 

NAMI SOUTHWEST CT'S UPCOMING SPEAKER EVENTS - SPRING 2015

DCF Voluntary Services Demystified - Thursday, February 12, 7:30 PM,  Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford  

Understanding School Refusal Behavior - Monday, February 23, 7:00 to 8:30 PM,  G & B Cultural Center, 49 New Street, Wilton, CT.  The NAMI-CAN Support Group is holding a special evening program. A panel of experts working with children of all ages will discuss what to do when a child says, “I don’t want to go to school today.”  Registration is encouraged: Sheryl at SherylKayne@gmail.com, or Lisa 203-858-7491.

Parenting the Mood-Disordered Child - Thursday, March 12, 7:30 PM, Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, CT. Speakers: Psychiatrist Dr. Gianni Faedda & psychologist Dr. Nancy Austin. 

ECT: Myths and Facts  - Thursday, April 9, 7:30 PM, Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, CT. Speaker: Dr. Charles Kellner, Dept. Director of the ECT Service at Mt. Sinai Hospital. 

Self-Harming Behavior  - Thursday, May 14, 7:30 PM, Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, CT.  Speaker: Psychiatrist Dr. Blaise Aguirre from McClean Hospital. 

Transition Planning  Thursday, June 11, 7:30 PM, Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.  CT Parent Advocacy Center speaker. 

 

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NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY BEGINS LATE JANUARY 2015

THERE ARE A FEW SEATS LEFT FOR THIS SPRING SESSION!

Does someone you love suffer from a mental illness? Take our FREE course for family members, caregivers, and friends of adults suffering from: depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other serious brain disorders.

NAMI Southwest CT--Spring Family to Family Class (Greenwich)

Where:  Greenwich Hospital Cafeteria Conference Room, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

When:  SATURDAY MORNINGS - January 31 to April 12

Time:  9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Register with Claudia (203) 428-6864 SPACE IS LIMITED.

NAMI BASICS SET FOR 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 spring class.

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

 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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