NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a national grassroots family and consumer organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illnesses and their families. NAMI-CT is a statewide member organization which, with its local affiliates, provides support to families and consumers who face the ongoing difficulties of mental illnesses; education for families, people with mental illnesses, and the public about brain disorders and the impact of these diseases on the lives of individuals and families; and advocacy for improved treatment and services for all individuals with mental illnesses, including research that will lead to more effective treatment.
NAMI-CT and all local affiliated chapters share a common three-fold mission:
- support families and consumers whose lives are impacted by serious mental illness
- educate families, people with mental illnesses and the general public about brain disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and severe depression among others
- advocate for improved treatment and services for all individuals with mental illnesses, including increased research that will lead to more effective treatment
In addition to our support groups and affiliated chapters, NAMI-CT offers a toll-free Helpline (800) 215-3021 for consumers, families and professionals; educational programs geared toward consumers and families; a quarterly newsletter, the NAMI Connecticut Report, including articles written by and for family members and consumers; and a 116-page Family Guidebook, which provides a wealth of information about mental illnesses and mental health resources in Connecticut.
NAMI-CT is a Connecticut Outreach Partner for the National Institute of Mental Health. As an Outreach Partner, NAMI-CT has access to science-based educational materials.
If you would like more information about NAMI-CT and our programs, please contact us by telephone (860) 882-0236/toll free (800) 215-3021 or e-mail. Join us and become part of NAMI-CT's strength and leadership as Connecticut's Voice on Mental Illness.