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We are hosting Support Groups and UNITES: social activities for you virtually. Please visit our calendar and link to registration and request to join these groups.

Upcoming Support Groups
Peer Support Group: Weekly, Wednesdays, at 1:45PM
Family Support Group: Weekly, Mondays, at 1:45PM & Thursdays at 11:15AM
Leader: Ellen Ritz at elritz@namiqn.org or 516-330-9778

Family Support Group for Parents of Children & Adolescents:
Weekly on Tuesday’s at 10:00AM, Leader: David Sills, President at dsills@namiqn.org

Family Support Group
April 21, 2020 at 10:45AM, Leader: CarolAnn Viccora at cav14@optonline.net

UNITES will be hosting Virtual Socialization – Mondays, 6:30-7:30PM
April 6: Trivia night, April 13: Creative Writing, April 20: Meditation/breathing
Leader: Janice Garfinkel, 516-326-0797 or email jgarfinkel@namiqn.org
(please leave a message and someone will return your call with login information.)

NAMIQN NEWS

April 8, 2020

Let’s Support Our Healthcare Heroes Send a meal to a shift to say thank you for their tireless efforts. We are fortunate to have them.

Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Hospital Contact Anita Mancini, Director of Business Development 718-470-8250 or Andrea Felix, ZHH Volunteer Leader 516-428-1161 to coordinate a meal for the team. Nassau University Medical Center has a Go-Fund me page setup for local food donations. Donate here NYC Health + Hospitals | Elmhurst has set up a page to donate to staff working through this Read More

    Although we are apart, we are all together and have hope.

    We are concerned, as are you, about the impact of the CoronaVirus. People have become quite ill and others have succumbed to the illness. Businesses and schools are closed. People are losing their jobs. The economy is faltering. According to recent news reports, this crisis can last for months more and, possibly reappear in the fall. Yet, we all have hope. We admire the doctors, nurses, first responders, and Read More

    We are hosting Support Groups and UNITES: social activities for you virtually. Please visit our calendar and link to registration and request to join these groups.

    Upcoming Support Groups Peer Support Group: Weekly, Wednesdays, at 1:45 PM Family Support Group: Weekly, Mondays, at 1:45 PM & Thursdays at 11:15 AM Leader: Ellen Ritz at elritz@namiqn.org or 516-330-9778

    Family Support Group for Parents of Children & Adolescents: Weekly on Tuesday’s at 10:00 AM Leader: David Sills, President at dsills@namiqn.org Family Support Read More

    As we continue to hunker down in our houses and practice social distancing, we also know that incorporating exercise into our new routine is crucial to our well-being. Yoga is a wonderful way to exercise our bodies as well calm our minds. We have put together a list of free Yoga trials and live-streaming classes. 

    Free Yoga Trials 

    The Daily Burn has a 60 day free trial period. This program is designed to create a yoga Read More

    Please listen to our NAMI National CEO, Dan Gillison, address our NAMI community about COVID-19. Also visit our resource guide page, this includes the resource guide referred to in the video. Stay Calm & Stay Healthy.

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    We are hosting virtual creativity exhibit! Each week we will pick a theme and ask you to submit your inspirations based on this theme: Write a poem. Draw a picture. Paint a portrait. Craft a short story. Take a photograph. Please email us a .JPG of your inspiration to: office@namiqn.org. Let us know how you want us to share this, on the website, social media or with a specific group and if you want your name published with it. This weeks theme Read More

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