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  • NAMI Family To Family Program In Newtown, Talk On Self-Injury In Fairfield, Next Week

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is hosting its next Family to Family Education Program, 12 weekly sessions offering support and education to family members and loved ones of individuals with mental illness, in Newtown beginning in early March.

    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.

  • Sandy Hook Tragedy Inspires NAMI Community Conversation

    FAIRFIELD — As part of a national initiative inspired by the shootings in Sandy Hook and designated by President Obama, the public is invited to participate in a conversation about mental health in the community. NAMI Fairfield will host an evening of conversation on Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 9 pm, at First Congregational Church, 148 Beach Road.

  • Our Society Is The Root Cause Of Learning Disabilities And Mental Illness

    To the Editor:

    My name is Kinley Nagle.  I am a certified special education teacher with dyslexia.  My ground-breaking work is about the unexplored potential in our children, ourselves and society.  When I recognized that my students’ emotional needs were interfering with their learning I provided them with the necessary emotional support, tools and teaching strategies to thrive, resulting in a 90 percent success rate in my resource and self-contained classrooms.

  • Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

    As parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were plunged into grief when their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As scientists, they wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence.

  • Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

    As parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were plunged into grief when their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As scientists, they wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence.