WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR NAMI YOUNG ADULT CONNECTION COMMUNITY GROUPS!
These Peer-based mutual support groups are for young people (18-29) facing the challenges of recovering from serious mental illness themselves.
To all young adults who are struggling: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We are here to support you, guide you, and share our experiences. We are led by peer young adults who have recovered from mental health challenges. Here you will meet other young people managing their mental health and well being with the stressors of today’s society. We promote all paths to recovery and healthy living, and we know you can achieve your goals however small or big they may be. Ultimately, we are a network of young people striving for success in our toughest times.
The closest YAAC meetings to the Shoreline right now are in Middletown and Niantic:
Middletown: Russell Library, 123 Broad Street. Thursdays 6:15-7:45 pm 860 510 2109
Niantic: Brain’s Healing Hearts, 461 Main Street. 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6:00-7:30 pm. 860 625 5280
Our Young Adult Connection Community Group in Guilford is not meeting until further notice. We have found a potential new space in Madison and are waiting for two young people to be trained as facilitators. We will announce the start up of our new YAAC Group as soon as it’s up and running.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRAINING TO BE A GROUP FACILITATOR OR KNOW A YOUNG ADULT WHO MIGHT BE?? Please contact Valerie Lepoutre, Young Adult Coordinator, by calling, texting, or iMessaging her at 860 856 3952.
For questions and information about the Young Adult Connection Community, email Valerie Lepoutre, RSS, Young Adult Coordinator, at YAC@namict.org.
Or you can reach her at 860 856 3952! She’d love to hear from you.
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