Free support group helps parents of children with emotional/behavioral issues
Updated 4:52 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Stamford/Greenwich Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a new support group for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and mental health issues.
The NAMI CAN (Child and Adolescent Network) support group begins on Tuesday, March 13, in Stamford. The support group will meet the second Tuesday of every month, starting on March 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room B, at Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.
For more information about the support group, call Dawn at 203-249-5935 or Lorraine at 203-858-1477. All calls are confidential.
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Living with and caring for an child whose behavior is affected by major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder or another serious psychiatric illness can be confusing and stressful. The support group is designed to alleviate the confusion and stress by gathering together with other parents going through similar issues and sharing resources and insights.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.