Karen Forrest and Mark Krantz, long-time residents of Shelton, were elected to the Board of Directors of NAMI Fairfield, a community organization providing support and education for people affected by mental illness. Six other new appointments expand the Board to 14 directors. \u201cI believe that people often do not know where to turn when loved ones or friends need help with mental health issues, so I am especially eager to let Shelton\u2019s residents know more about NAMI Fairfield,\u201d said new Board member Mark Krantz. Karen Forrest added, \u201cI am so excited to have this opportunity to contribute to this great organization that offers everyone in our local community impacted by mental illness access to support groups and educational programs.\u201d NAMI Fairfield hosts a free support group for family members of people living with mental illness--offering encouragement, acceptance and advice in a warm, non-judgmental setting. This group is open to everyone in the community and is held on the third Wednesday of each month. Guest speaker presentations, a book group and NAMI\u2019s signature education programs are also offered, all free of charge. For more information and to join NAMI Fairfield, visit www.NAMIFairfield.org.