The Connecticut chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has welcomed three new hires who the organization said will help advance their mission of providing support, education, and advocacy to state residents.
The three employees are Torry Bernard, the Young Adult Program Assistant; Monica Lamoureux, Fundraising and Communications Manager, and; Skyler Pruneau, “CT STAY STRONG” project assistant.
According to NAMI, Bernard uses her experiences with the foster care and mental health systems, as well as human trafficking, to help those struggling. She has worked in the peer field for eight years.
Lamoureux brings her background in marketing, public relations and non-profit fundraising while Pruneau, who recently received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Marist College, has a background in research and mindfulness workshops.
The CT STAY STRONG program is an initiative to help young people, ages 16-25, who either have or are at-risk for behavorial health disorders, get connected to services.