Access to mental health care is a national problem that hits families and individuals in local communities close to home. This blog will showcase expert information, opinions, and personal stories from prominent providers, family members, and people with lived experience of mental illness in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Close to Home: The Fairfield County Mental Health Blog focuses on best practices and access to mental health treatment, care, and recovery for families and individuals in southwestern Connecticut.

Serving the following cities and towns in Fairfield County Connecticut

  • Monroe
  • New Canaan
  • New Fairfield
  • Newtown
  • Norwalk
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Shelton

Do you have a mental health story, opinion, news, or expert information you would like to share with the residents of Fairfield Country, Connecticut? Find out more on how to Guest Blog for Us.

Recent Fairfield County Blog Posts

black women hugging Addiction and Mental Illness in the Family: 5 Guiding Principles for Reclaiming Hope (3/24/2021)Family connections are usually our closest relationships in life and have the greatest impact on our well-being. When a family member suffers from the disease of addiction or mental illness – everyone in that family suffers. Our thoughts can quickly become consumed with worry and anxiety due to both the illness and the challenges our […]
man sitting in café Social Anxiety in the Rear-View Mirror: 3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger (12/21/2020)“It’s all in your head!” I heard these words countless times growing up, typically after sharing some unshakeable feeling that was swirling around in my head. You see, my family never got in the weeds when it came to talking about topics like mental health. It was taboo. Instead, they would resort to shouting platitudes […]
laptop join us message NAMI Southwest CT Virtual Speaker Event – November 5, 2020 (10/29/2020)Next week, Shatterproof Founder and CEO Gary Mendell will speak on Addiction and Mental Health in the Era of Coronavirus on November 5, 2020, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Zoom. Mr. Mendell is the founder and CEO of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation the disease of addiction causes families. […]
rtor page on mobile phone September 2020: The Biggest Month Yet for (10/1/2020) is a free online service that helps families and individuals affected by mental health concerns connect with expert treatment and services. Through this website, individuals and families can contact a Resource Specialist by phone or email for personalized help with a problem, obtain information about best practices, or consult the Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers […], including the Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers  and locally-based Resource Specialists, is a free service of Laurel House, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in Stamford, CT.


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