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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August 14, 2018

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.

Please click on the link for the class that works best for you, to be placed on our “Class Interest Read More

    BEYOND ALL LIMITS

    A QUARTER CENTURY OF HONORING THE PAST, TREASURING THE PRESENT, AND SHAPING THE FUTURE

    An inspirational one-day event produced by- and for- Long Islanders living with mental health challenges. Friday, August 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Touro College, 225 Eastview Dr, Central Islip, NY 1172

    For Nassau County Registration, https://conta.cc/2MfST6U Call for more info: 516.489.0100 ext.8

    For Suffolk County Registration, https://conta.cc/2MwSmKv Call for more info: 631.669.5355 ext.3141

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    Based on mounting research, doctors are prescribing nutrient-rich foods as a recipe for better mental health. With the help of high-profile chefs, they’re doing it deliciously, too

    By Kathleen Squires, WSJ.com, July 26, 2018 2:18 p.m. ET

    In 2015, Jessica Largey was living her dream. As the chef de cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Manresa, in Los Gatos, Calif., she won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef Award. Yet she was anxious and depressed, and she Read More

    NAMI partnered with the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) to create the Circle of Care guidebook

    This new toolkit provides resources and information to help friends, family and neighbors who care for an adult with a mental health condition. The guidebook is made up of fact sheets to assist caregivers with finding help for the specific challenges that were identified by mental health caregivers from across the US who participated in the first national study on mental health caregiving, the On Read More

    NAMI Basics is the signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

    The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 1/2 hours. All instruction materials are FREE to participants.

    NAMI Basics will provide: *Education Read More

    eNews from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

    Antipsychotic medications are a cornerstone of treatment for schizophrenia and related disorders. They prevent hallucinations and delusions for most people, and for some, they also help reduce the cognitive impairments associated with these illnesses, such as problems with memory and attention. Now, researchers have identified a genetic factor that determines which patients are likely to experience cognitive benefits from antipsychotic medications.

    The cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia are often the symptoms most debilitating and difficult Read More

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