Mental Health 

Catchment Area Councils (CACs)

Region 5 is served by 3 Catchment Area Councils (CACs).  

The mission of these groups is to assess mental health needs at the town level and across region 5, to promote mental health and wellness through education and awareness, and to  help connect those in need to resources.

Membership consists of stakeholders from various sectors including healthcare, behavioral health treatment, law enforcement, parents, town government, prevention, and other community members with a vested interest in mental health.  

CAC 20 meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

in the Mental Health Connecticut

Conference Room

969 W. Main St., Waterbury, CT

Contact: Mary Ann Broomhead 

Towns served:  Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, MIddlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury

CAC 21

meets the

4th Thursday

of the month 

at 3:00 p.m.

on Zoom

Contact: Kate Travis

Towns served:  Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, and Sherman

CAC 22 meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

Contact: Jennifer Hale

Towns served:  Barkhamsted, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Wichester/Winsted

Mental Health Promotion

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Mental Health Wellness for Youth

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The book Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health was developed by the CT Suicide Advisory Board.  Visit to learn more.

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Taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health.  Staying physically healthy requires some effort- eating right, exercising, and brushing our teeth are examples of preventative measures.  We can do the same for our mental health by learning to recognize difficult feelings like stress, anxiety and anger, how to cope in healthy ways and to know when to seek help.

Self-Help Tools from Mental Health America
downloadable fact sheets and worksheets

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5 Things You Should Know About Stress
from the National Institute of Mental Health

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Steps to Take If You are Concerned
About Your Mental Health

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Mental Illness and Getting Help

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Season Affective Disorder from National Institute of Mental Health 

Let's Talk About Eating Disorders from National Institute of Mental Health 

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Supporting a family member with serious mental illness from American Psychological Association

Dementia from Mental Health Foundation (UK)

Mental Health Resources


Behavioral Health Services in Region 5 (downloadable resource sheets)

Behavioral health resource links for region 5 compiled by WrapCT.

Download below

Greater Danbury
Greater Waterbury
Greater Torrington
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