NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Photo 1: (NAMIQN Board Members) David Sill (Co-President), Lee Israel, Len Ritz, CarolAnn Viccora, Ms Mets, Ellen Ritz, Mr Mets, Janice Garfinkel, David Rothstein (volunteer).


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NAMIQN NEWS

September 15, 2019

Join us for a Mental Health First Aid Training Friday, October 4th, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

We treasure our volunteers and are much better as a result of their efforts. At the Volunteer Recognition event on July 17, we announced that we feel it will greatly benefit our volunteers and those we serve if all our current and future volunteers take a free Mental Health First Aid class.

Mental Health First Aid is a highly recognized program to teach the skills to Read More

    Join us September 18th, 2019 7pm-9pm Does your loved one: Have health benefits? Qualify for Medicaid? Have all the doctors they require? Forget to go to their medical appointments? Need help navigating the health care system?

    A Care Coordinator can help you navigate all of this, in order to have this in place you need to have a Home Health Based Service Provider.

    Presented by Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services: Home and Community Based Services are now available to individual with a Read More

    Thank you to all that came and to our speakers!

    All State Legislators from Nassau and Queens counties have been invited to discuss “The Crisis In Housing For People with Mental Health Concerns”

    Join in the dialogue with your representatives from housing agencies in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk who will address the issues and concerns to our legislators and NAMIQN Members. Special Guest Speakers are:

    Toni Lasicki, Executive Director of Association for Community Living, INC and Bring It Home Campaign (Mental Health Housing in Read More

    NAMI Basics is the free 6 week signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents under the age of 18 living with a mental health condition. NAMI Basics will provide: *Education *Support *Resources* Communication Skills*. Classes will be held in Lake Success Starting November 18th 2019, Please contact David Sills at sills.nami@gmail.com to register.

    Family to Family is a FREE series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and Read More

    Neil “the warrior“ Barber, age 45 passed away peacefully on August 27th from complications of pneumonia. Neil suffered from mental illness for 27 years. Prior to his illness, he was a popular and outstanding athlete at Manhasset High School and Canterbury Prep. More importantly, Neil was a wonderful person who fought his devastating illness with incredible courage and never complained. The illness wrecked havoc with his brain, but never with his kind heart. He was always helping others at the Read More

    Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

    In 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 individuals died by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss (often called “suicide loss Read More

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