National Alliance on Mental Illness for Queens and Nassau

NAMI Queens/Nassau is a grassroots not-for-profit organization, committed to building better lives for those affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy.

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NAMIQN NEWS

July 13, 2018

Why are we Jeopardizing our Nation’s Mental Health?

At a time when our nation is dealing with a growing mental health crisis, typified by the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bordain, states across the nation are choosing to allow insurance companies to cut or deny access to desperately needed treatment for mental health conditions.

Almost 10 years ago, our Nation made great strides in achieving parity between how insurance companies reimbursed individuals seeking treatment for mental illness, at levels on Read More

    Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity.

    By Brooke Valenti, Patch Contributor | Jul 3, 2018 1:40 pm ET

    July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) points out, mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment Read More

    Schizophrenia-Linked Genes Leave Developing Brains Vulnerable During Complicated Pregnancies

    Genetics play an important role in shaping an individual’s risk of schizophrenia, but environmental factors—especially those encountered before birth—may be just as important. New research reported May 28 in the journal Nature Medicine reveals how genetic variants that, on their own, increase schizophrenia risk only slightly, can leave a child’s developing brain more vulnerable to stresses during the mother’s pregnancy, under certain environmental circumstances.

    The study was led by Scientific Council member Daniel Read More

    Socialization Kickoff Barbecue

    Sunday, July 29 from 1-4 PM at Christopher Morley Park.

    Join us for basketball, arts & crafts, miniature golf, touch football, volleyball, chess & more!

    Food and beverages provided. 100 person limit, first come first served! Reserve your spot today to come celebrate with us!

    Want to get involved? Join us at Zucker Hillside Sloman Auditorium on July 16th at 7pm for our Read More

    Crisis Text Line

    Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

    Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line’s Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

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    Lets all encourage OUR Legislators to experience psychosis in this dynamic interactive exhibit, produced by SARDA.

    Schizophrenia And Related Disorders Alliance of America, is hosting an event at The Neurological Legislative Briefing on June 28 at Noon in Rayburn 2103, Washington, D.C.

    Please, contact your representatives in Washington, D.C. The Hearing Voices of Support Psychosis: Changing Perceptions Through Art & Science experiential exhibit will be there for them to experience on June 27, 28 and 29, 2018 in The Rayburn Office Read More

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