In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and the importance of destigmatizing and addressing mental health issues in the community, American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) announced a donation of $1,000 to the Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).“Good financial health and good mental health are integral parts of a person’s overall well-being,” said American Eagle President & CEO Howard Brady. “Our employees are working every day to help people reach or maintain good financial health—and so we want to recognize and support NAMI’s amazing and important work in assisting individuals and families in our communities who are affected by mental illness.”

“These are challenging times, but the generosity of American Eagle Financial Credit Union will help us provide support, education and advocacy for people in Connecticut affected by mental health conditions,” said Liz P. Taylor, Executive Director of NAMI Connecticut. “Our support groups and education programs are needed more than ever, and every gift helps us reach those who need us the most.” 

Located in West Hartford, one mile from AEFCU’s West Hartford branch, the state’s chapter of NAMI provides support groups, community education programs, and advocacy for people—including children—with mental health conditions, as well as their loved ones.

If you are someone seeking assistance for your or a loved one’s mental health—or if you would like to learn more about NAMI Connecticut—visit the organization’s website at


Pictured L to R: Ryan McEleney, Chief People Officer of American Eagle, Liz Taylor, Executive Director of NAMI of Connecticut,  and Howard Brady, President & CEO of American Eagle.