For schedule information, follow the links below, or contact the Family Resource Center, (860) 545-7716. All groups and lectures take place at the Institute of Living (check each group/lecture for the specific meeting place; please use the 200 Retreat Avenue entrance after 6pm). 


Classes & Events
Adoption Support Group
    For all those impacted by adoption. Parents, adult adoptees, birth parents. This is a forum for support and sharing.
Autism Peer Parent Support Group
    Peer Parent Support Group for those with Children on the Spectrum
Bipolar - An Introduction to the Disorder
    A program for family members and friends of individuals who have bipolar or a related disorder.
Dementia Educational & Support Group
    An educational and support group that brings together those who want guidance, direction and support through this journey.
Depression - An Introduction to the Disorder
    For family members and friends of individuals who suffer from depression.
Managing Schizophrenia
    Information and discussion about how to handle and manage the difficulties that arise with schizophrenia.
Monthly Yoga
    Learn breathing exercises and gentle stretches, followed by a series of poses and ending with relaxation and meditation.
Open House/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Resource Center and Children’s Mental Health Initiative
    The Institute of Living invites the community at large to visit the new on-campus home of its Family Resource Center and ACCESS-Mental Health Connecticut program during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Schizophrenia - An Introduction to the Disorder
    A program for family members and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia or a related disorder.
Social Support Group for LGBTQ Issues
    A support group for 16-23 year-olds who identify LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) issues as being prominent in their lives.
Support Group for Families Dealing with Major Mental Illness
    A program for family and friends of individuals who have Schizophrenia, Bipolar or other related mental illnesses. Share your struggles. Learn to care for yourself while you are caring for others.
Support Group for Siblings Dealing with Major Mental Illness
    This is a group for siblings of those struggling with mental illness.
Support Group for Survivors of Suicide
    A support group for those who have lost someone close to them to suicide.
Un Grupo de Apoyo Para Las Familias Hispanas (Spanish Family Support Group)
    Este es un grupo de apoyo para las familias que hablan espanol y que estan preocupados con los asuntos de la salud mental. (This is a group geared toward supporting and educating friends and family members of those dealing with mental health issues.)
Programs
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
    A peer-run support group for those who have been diagnosed with depression and/or bipolar disorder.
Peer Support Group
    A peer-run support group for those who are experiencing mental illness.
Schizophrenia Anonymous
    A peer-run support group for those who have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia.