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
Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction
    Get a basic understanding of anxiety disorders, its treatments and receive specific suggestions to help better cope with the illness.
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.
Introduction to Mental Health Benefits and Services for Severe Mental Illness
    An overview of benefit programs available for individuals with mental health disabilities.
Managing Schizophrenia
    Information and discussion about how to handle and manage the difficulties that arise with schizophrenia.
Peer Parent Support Group for Those with Children on the Autism Spectrum
    Peer Parent Support Group for those with Children on the Spectrum
Schizophrenia - An Introduction to the Disorder
    A program for family members and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia or a related disorder.
Sibling Support Group
    This is a group for siblings of those struggling with mental illness.
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.
Substance Use Educational and Support Group
    For family members impacted by loved ones with substance abuse.
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.
Survivors of Suicide Group
    A support group for those who have lost someone close to them to suicide.
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.