NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Virtual Groups
Please visit our calendar for weekly updates.

Sharing & Caring Support Group: Mondays at 5:15-6:15PM
Leaders Angela and Janet, Questions: 516-326-0797 or email
Click to Register for password and log-in ID.
Peer Support Group:
Weekly, Wednesdays, at 1:45PM & Thursdays at 3:30PM
Family Support Group: Weekly, Mondays, at 1:45PM & Thursdays at 11:15AM
Introduction to Family to Family: Weekly, Mondays, at 10:45AM
Leader: Ellen Ritz at or 516-330-9778
Family Support Group for Parents of Children & Adolescents: Weekly on Tuesday’s at 10:00AM
Leader: David Sills, President at

UNITES will be hosting Virtual Socialization – Mondays, 6:30-7:30PM
May 18 Game Night, May 25 No group – Memorial Day, June 1 Breathing/meditation, June 8 Movie Night, June 15 Creative Writing
Leader: Janice Garfinkel, 516-326-0797 or email (please leave a message and someone will return your call with login information.)

Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, Twice a month from 10:00 – 10:45AM with Miriam
Please contact Janice Garfinkel for the password and log-in ID, 516-326-0797 or email


June 4, 2020

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation eNews,, June 4, 2020

Women who develop a COVID-19 infection during the early months of pregnancy have more to worry about than their own health. They must also worry about whether or how their infection will affect the fetus as it develops in the womb.

In such situations, any impact will depend on numerous factors, among which are the timing of the infection and the mother’s nutrition.

COVID-19 is usually not transmitted directly to the fetus.

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    There’s no one right answer. That said, there are a few guidelines parents can keep in mind to help kids deal with troubling news about race and violence.

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