Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. (CMHA) is a private non-profit treatment provider headquartered in New Britain, with 12 locations in 3 cities throughout northwest and central Connecticut. CMHA partners with clients and the community to promote recovery from mental illness and addiction, treating more than 6,100 adults and children each year. CMHA is Connecticut’s first fully Joint Commission accredited Behavioral Health Home.
CMHA's innovative and holistic Behavioral Health Home initiative cares for clients' mental and physical health. CMHA was the first Behavioral Health Home (BHH) in Connecticut, and one of the first in the nation. For persons with severe mental illness, primary health care often falls by the wayside, with many clients not having seen a doctor in years. In addition, weight gain is a side effect of anti-psychotic medications, and when coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet, can contribute to health issues. BHH offers support and education and connects clients to primary care physicians, reducing physical health symptoms that can often exacerbate mental health symptoms.
In addition to saving clients' lives, BHH reduces the strain on the health care system, lowering care costs and reducing emergency room visits.
Our BHH program helps more than 500 clients each year.
These are the faces and the stories of CMHA. One by one. Day by day. Lives transformed. Lives saved.
Single mother Kori was caught in a crippling cycle of mental illness and addiction that cost her custody of her oldest son. She was at risk of losing her youngest son too, until CMHA’s Intensive Family Therapy program helped her find strength and stability and equipped her with parenting skills to care for her boys.
Jess and Louise are Outpatient program clients who met at our Team Time
Social Club. They share a diagnosis of depression, but more importantly, they share a powerful bond of friendship in recovery, and together they inspire other club members with their positivity.
Keith was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age 27. Unable to find proper treatment, he was hospitalized 10 times before coming to CMHA more than two decades ago. Since then, he hasn’t been hospitalized once.
There were 415 opiate-related deaths in Connecticut last year. That’s nearly five times the number from 2012. CMHA is working to end this opiate crisis. Our outpatient and in home treatment programs empower clients to stay substance-free and healthy. Prevention programs work with local schools and communities to educate and inform.
Counseling and therapy for all ages:
Even now, when our programs are needed more than ever, state funding is being cut dramatically. Private donor support is the only way to keep our programs alive and well. Your gift can make recovery a reality for everyone who needs our help.
270 John Downey Drive
New Britain, CT 06051
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