information and referral
Are you looking for information about mental health diagnoses, services or supports and don’t know where to turn? Contact MHC’s Information & Referral Line for the answers to your behavioral health questions.

MHC’s toll-free number offers Connecticut residents information about support groups, mental health information, behavioral health services across the life span, crisis services, and other mental health resources that may be helpful as one travels along the path of recovery.

To access this free service, contact 1-800-842-1501, ext. 10 or information@mhconn.org.

I had no idea that kind of help was available.
And it’s right down the street from me!
Thank you so much. Now I have hope.

—Information & Referral Line Caller
state-wide support groups

Disclaimer: The support groups listed are not supervised or facilitated by an MHC employee, nor are they in any other way the responsibility of MHC. Like all self-help support groups, they are facilitated by a member of a given group’s community for the mutual benefit of people looking for additional ways to enhance their mental health and recovery. This list is posted for the convenience of people seeking a self-help group, but is not a substitute for professional advice.

If you would like your Support Group added to the below listing, please contact info@mhconn.org.

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Groups in CT

Branford
Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
BHcare
14 Sycamore Way, Branford
Contact Alan at 860-661-5093 or email branforddbsa@gmail.com prior to attending

Greenwich
Fridays, 2:30 p.m.
27 Stag Lane, Greenwich

Norwich
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
*No meetings during July and August
William W. Backus Hospital, Medical Building
326 Washington Street, Norwich
Pull into the hospital, go straight, 1st brick building on left, group meets in Suite 130.

Orange
1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
780 Grassy Hill Road, Orange

Westport
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health, Community Room, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport
Contact Alan at 860-661-5093 or email branforddbsa@gmail.com prior to attending

Young Adult Support Groups

Hartford (LGBTQ Specific)
Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital
Center Building, 2nd Floor
Every Friday 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
To be followed by Friday Nights @ True Colors
Call, Text, or Email Steph: 203-906-9744 or stephtrabka@yahoo.com

Hartford
Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital
Center Building, 2nd floor
Every Wednesday 12:00 noon
Call, text, or email Lizzie: 860-983-3379 or Elizabeth.Buckland@hhchealth.org

New Britain
CCSU Student Center, Room 1849
145 Paul J. Manafort Drive, New Britain, CT 06053
Mondays, 5:00 p.m.
Contact Amanda: 203-726-0711 or aforish@my.ccsu.edu

Waterbury
Western CT Mental Health Network
95 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury CT, 06072
Every Wednesday @ 2:00 p.m.
Call, text, or email Kevin: 475-235-7965 or rod6000@live.com

West Hartford
West Farms Community Room, 2nd Floor
1500 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford
Every Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. (starting Sept. 9th)
Call, Text, or Email Lindsay: 860-305-8743 or lindsayeday@sbcglobal.net

Storrs
Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 130
36 Fairfield Way, Storrs
Every Monday, 6:00 p.m. (starting Sept. 8th)
Contact Mac Cherny: mac.cherny@uconn.edu

Co-Occurring Support Groups

(Dual diagnosis/psychiatric and substance use disorders)

Bridgeport
Double Trouble Group
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center (1st Floor conference room)
1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport

New Canaan
Fridays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Silver Hill Hospital, East Campus, 208 Valley Road, New Canaan

West Hartford
Support & Empowerment Group for Fibromyalgia/Depression/Anxiety
Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Senior High Classroom Basement
2080 Boulevard, West Hartford
Contact: Dan Bender at ThursdaysGroup@juno.com

Recovery Support Groups

Hartford – Recovery Support Group for Men
Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Toivio
399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford
Contact Stephen Matos at 860-306-1820

Hartford – Recovery Support Group for Women
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Toivio
399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford
Please RSVP to Linda Lentini at llentini@mindlink.org. Duration: 20 weeks

Substance Abuse/Addiction Support Groups

Hartford – Problem Gambling
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Toivo
399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford
Contact Stephen Matos at 860-306-1820

Hartford – Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Toivio
399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford
Contact 860-296-2338
www.y12sr.com / www.toivocenter.org

Family Support Group in Spanish

Stamford
This group is for Spanish speaking individuals
Starting November 10, 2015
Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Neighbors Link Stamford
75 Selleck Street, Stamford
Contact Sisi at 203-667-4018 or Michelle at 203-609-1122
For more details, click here.

Alternatives to Suicide Support Group

Hartford
Wednesday’s, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Toivio
399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford
Contact Hilary Bryant hbryant@mindlink.org or Martin Burke mburke@mindlink.org
People are encouraged to come, both in times of strength and challenge.

For People Who Hear Voices

Sponsored by the CT Hearing Voices Network
www.cthvn.org
connect@cthvn.org
www.FaceBook.com/CTHearingVoicesNetwork

Bridgeport/Stratford HVN Group
Focus On Recovery-United, Inc.
140 Boston Avenue, Suite 2, Stratford
Tuesdays 2:30 p.m.
Contact: connect@cthvn.org

Deep River Group
First Congregational Church of Deep River
1 Church Street, Deep River
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Jaimi at jvann@snet.net or 860-526-2624

East Haven HVN Group
161 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven
(Building across from Sandpiper Restaurant)
First and Third Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Judy at 203-376-3905 or connect@cthvn.org

Hartford Toivo HVN Group
Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited
399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford
Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Selina at 860-677-0460 or swelborn@mindlink.org

Hartford FOR-U HVN Group
2074 Park Street, Suite 300, Hartford
Thursdays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Edina 860-293-6343

Manchester HVN Group
CHR Building, 587 E. Middle Turnpike – Conference Room #2, Manchester
Fridays 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Annette 860-576-4470

Middletown HVN Group
Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street, Middletown
Mondays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: 860-343-5303

New Britain HVN Group
Kickoff Event – October 2nd, 2:00 p.m.
Friendship Service Center
241 Arch Street, New Britain
Starting October 9, the group will meet Fridays from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Contact: 860-212-9623 or 860-922-2116

New Haven HVN Group
Wilson Branch Library, Lower level “Family Place Room”
300 Washington Avenue, New Haven
Wednesdays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Jim Cronin 203-881-8557

New Haven – Inpatient Group
(Not Open to the Public)
Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
184 Liberty Street, New Haven
Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: 203-804-5507

Norwalk HVN Groups
HSC Community Services Center
1 Park Street, Norwalk
Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Pablo at 203-493-6382 or NorwalkHVN@gmail.com

Rocky Hill HVN Group
Rocky Hill Congregational Church, 2nd Floor Classroom
805-807 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Sofia at 203-391-4968

Stratford FOR-U HVN Group
140 Boston Avenue, Stratford
Starting September 22, 2015
Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Corrine.Taylor@focusonrecovery.org

Torrington HVN Group
51 Commercial Boulevard, Torrington
Mondays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Courtney Malcolm at 860-496-3778
or Andy Walters at 860-294-5032 or AndrewWilliamWalters@gmail.com

Waterbury HVN Group
Discovery Center
95 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Ariana Cardozo at 203-805-5396

Anxiety Support Groups

(For people with generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social and other phobias)

Bristol
Support for Social Anxiety
Meets twice monthly in Bristol and occasionally in Plainville
For more information, visit www.supportforsocialanxiety.org
Email:
Marla@supportforsocialanxiety.com

Middletown
First and Third Tuesdays
Middlesex Hospital
28 Crescent Street
Contact Alice at tuesdaymiddletowngroup@gmail.com for more info and to sign up

West Hartford
Thursdays, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2080 Boulevard in the Fireside Lounge

OCD Support Group Sponsored by Yale

The Yale OCD Research Clinic hosts an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group that meets on the first and third Thursday of each month, 3-4 p.m., CHMC, 34 Park St., 3rd floor Conference room, New Haven.

For more information, contact Suzanne Wasylink, 203-974-7523 or visit http://www.ocd.yale.edu/patients/support.aspx

 

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