The National Alliance on Mental Illness - Fairfield, established in 2000, is a mental health organization dedicated…More to improving the lives of people living with serious mental illness and their families.
NAMI - Fairfield states that its purposes are to support families, friends and their loved ones with brain disorders; to educate families of services and available treatment options; to eliminate the stigma of mental illness; to use language of acceptance and inclusion; to advocate for better services and treatment options, protect client rights, support research and enhance the public understanding of brain disorders; and to cooperate with other groups having goals in common with NAMI.
NAMI - Fairfield is affiliated with NAMI - National, which was founded in 1979 and which has affiliates in every state in the country and in more than 1,100 communities, and NAMI - Connecticut.
NAMI - Fairfield meetings are held at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, and are open to adult family members, spouses and friends of those diagnosed with a mental illness and to adults who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and who are in recovery. The meetings are facilitator-led, free of charge, and light refreshments are available.