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
  • Sherman
  • Stamford
  • Stratford
  • Trumbull
  • Weston
  • Westport
  • Wilton

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

graduation 2020 Darien Town Champion Lily Genovese and Fellow Seniors Graduate as Darien High School Class of 2020! (6/11/2020)In March, we shared an editorial from the Darien Times written by Darien High School senior Lily Genovese. The opinion piece, A letter to Darien High School seniors, is a reflection on what it was like for students of the Class of 2020 to have their senior year and graduation disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. […]
Whole Family Journey Recovery, The Whole Family’s Journey (6/9/2020)Have you ever been through a mental health crisis with someone you care about: a child who dreads going to school because of severe anxiety; a young adult who still lives at home and won’t leave the house; a sibling, spouse or parent who is so depressed he or she has lost the will to […]
fairfield county handing out food Capital One and Così of Stamford Join Laurel House to Deliver Holiday Meals to Adults with Mental Health Conditions During the Pandemic (5/25/2020)Employees of Capital One’s Stamford office joined Laurel House and the staff of Così in Stamford to deliver 70 box lunches to participants in Laurel House’s supportive programs for people living with mental health disorders. Laurel House’s annual Memorial Day picnic is a favorite holiday event for clients. Many look forward to it weeks in […]
thank you frontline heroes sign. Those Who Serve: A Salute to Our Mental Health Care Heroes (5/5/2020)May is Mental Health Health Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the impact of mental health disorders on individuals and their families every day of the year. For people living with mental illness, the coronavirus pandemic is one more challenge among many they face each day. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that having […], 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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