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

April 16, 2018

Team Port Voices is Raising Awareness – Thank you!

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    Monthly Meeting: What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

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    Jennifer Vitale, LCSW, Sr. Social Worker, Adult Outpatient, The Zucker Hillside Hospital - will present:

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavior therapy that was specifically developed to treat chronically suicidal and/or self injuring people living with borderline personality disorder. DBT is now also used effectively to treat other disorders. Learn how applying this innovative technique can help individuals regulate their emotions, Read More

    Thank you all for joining us at our NAMIWalks Long Island/Queens kick off event, please click to register to WALK!

     

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    A Hidden Conversation: The Truth About Mental Health in the Black Community

    Wednesday, March 28, 6-8PM

    Irwin S Quintyne, North Amityville Annex, 1 Commerce Blvd., Amityville, NY 11701

    Can’t Attend? Join Us LIVE on:

    Black Long Island’s Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2tZbPi3

    NAMI Queens/Nassau Facebook Page

    Presented By: Black Long Island & NAMI Walks Long Island /Queens

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    Family-to-Family is a FREE series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders. Over 1,300,000 people in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have completed this course. We think you will be pleased by how much Read More

    Visit us on Facebook where we share resources and articles like this one that remind us why we need to advocate for those with a mental illness.

    Nakesha Williams resisted help from social workers, friends and acquaintances, some who only knew her as a homeless woman, and others who knew of her past.

    By BENJAMIN WEISER, for the NY Times, MARCH 3, 2018

    A homeless woman became a fixture to passers-by at a handful of spots in Manhattan, including this bench Read More
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