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Caring for a Loved One With a Serious Mental Illness: A Talk by Two Attorneys

When a child or other loved one lives with serious mental illness, families face critical decisions about oversight and financial security for immediate and long-term needs. Attorneys Jim Funnell and Amy Orlando will address these difficult decisions in their presentation, “Ensuring Care For Your Loved One With A Mental Health Condition.” The two will discuss ways to obtain benefits needed for care and treatment, and how to gain authority to become an oversight caretaker. The event, sponsored by NAMI Southwest CT, takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at Tully Health Center, Auditorium, 32 Strawberry Hill Court in Stamford. Topics discussed will include:

· Common Entitlement and Assistance Programs

· Gifts from Grandparents and Others with “White Hearts”

· Special Needs Trusts

· ABLE Accounts (Section 529A Accounts)

· Delegated Decision Making
About the Presenters
Jim Funnell is a principal member of the Westport, Connecticut law firm of Hermenze & Marcantonio LLC. Continue Reading →

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Caring for a Loved One With a Serious Mental Illness: An Oct 17 Talk by Two Attorneys

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When a child or other loved one lives with serious mental illness, families face critical decisions about oversight and financial security for immediate and long-term needs. Attorneys Jim Funnell and Amy Orlando will address these difficult decisions in their presentation, “Ensuring Care For Your Loved One With A Mental Health Condition.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Free 12-Session Class for Those Living With Adults Who Have Mental Health Challenges

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If you live with or are a family member of someone with a mental illness, you can learn more about it, how you can help and how you can cope with a free, 12-week class starting in early September in Stamford. The Southwest Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering the class on Monday evenings, starting Sept. 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 884 Newfield Ave. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Experts Discuss Mental Health Problems Among College Students

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Mental health problems among college students are on the rise. NAMI Southwest CT has assembled a panel of professionals in the fields of mental health and social work to talk at a pubic meeting Thursday, May 16 about ways to support students’ mental health before, during and after the transition to college. (more…) Continue Reading →

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