Hartford, CT - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connecticut is pleased to announce the FIRST NAMI Homefront Education Program for family members of veterans. The course begins on Saturday, April 21st. It meets from 1-3:30 pm; 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484. Contact & Registration: Claudia at (203) 428-6864 or John at (203) 610-2828.
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans with behavioral and mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions, PTSD, and other challenges many vets and their families face. New for a NAMI education program, the course includes both an online and in-person component, to make the course as easy as possible to complete.
According to Paloma Bayona, NAMI Connecticut’s Program Director, “We are so happy to bring this program to Connecticut. We have worked for a number of years with Vets, especially through the Errera Center in West Haven, and now we have something for family members.”
The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental a mental health condition. The in-person group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. Participants will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to their experiences.
About NAMI Connecticut
NAMI Connecticut is an affiliate of NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots organization focused on improving the lives of all people impacted by mental illness. NAMI Connecticut and dedicated volunteers, work tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in the community living with mental health conditions and their loved ones. NAMI Connecticut advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research and is steadfast in its dedication to raising awareness and ensuring that individuals know they are not alone