NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Support Groups (virtual)
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 ababaev@namiqn.org
Click to Register for password and log-in ID.

Peer Support Group:
1&3 Thursday of the month at 5 PM
Every Wednesday at 1:45 PM
Family Support Group:
1&3 Monday of the month at 1:45 PM
2&4 Wednesday of the month at 6 PM
Sibling Support Group: 7/15 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Partner/Spouse Support Group: 7/29 6:00 -730 PM
Virtual Intro to Family to Family:
Tuesdays starting 6/23 at 6 PM
Mondays starting 6/29 at 10:45 AM
*If you are interested in spirituality please reach out to Ellen to confirm time and date
Leader: Ellen Ritz at elritz@namiqn.org or 516-330-9778
Family Support Group
Every other Tuesday at 10:45 AM
Leader: CarolAnn Viccora – cav14@optonline.net or 516-221-6168

UNITES will be hosting Virtual Socialization – Mondays, 6:30-7:30PM
Please check the calendar for details!
Leader: Janice Garfinkel, 516-326-0797 or email jgarfinkel@namiqn.org (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 jgarfinkel@namiqn.org

NAMIQN NEWS

July 13, 2020
NAMICON is FREE and happening now – click link to register and listen recorded events and watch those coming up later today and tomorrow – https://nami.org/Get-Involved/Attend-the-NAMI-National-Convention more » Read More
    This Friday, July 10, Free Zoomcast on Anosognosia

    Many people with serious mental illness don’t know they’re sick. It’s not surprising since the illness affects the brain. But because they don’t know they’re sick, they won’t accept medication or treatment. They think everyone else is the problem. The condition is called Anosognosia and on July 10, Janet Hays and Eric Smith of Healing Minds NOLA are sponsoring a free Zoom cast on Anosognosia with two top experts: Dr. Xavier Amador (Author of “I Am Not SIck.

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    My loved one is “a danger to themselves or others”, this is the statement that we are supposed to use as a cry for help. I have to believe I was not the only person to cry after reading the following article.  Another person with a mental health disorder shot and killed at their home after a call for help. Pellet guns, paintball guns, water pistols all can appear to be real and are as much of our society as real guns. more » Read More

    In this powerful video, Students with Psychosis (https://sws.ngo) share a compilation of answers from people who are living with schizophrenia to the question, “What do you wish people knew about schizophrenia?”

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    Nassau County Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services Behavioral Health Awareness Education & Training

    Narcan Online Refresher Class Monday July 27, 2020 from 7-8 pm

    Refresher classes are designed to retrain individuals that are trained Narcan Responders.  It is recommended that you attend a refresher class every two years, especially if you have not used Narcan during that time period.

    To register please contact David Hymowitz at (516) 227-7023 or email at david.hymowitz@hhsnassaucountyny.us

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    By Dr. Austin Perlmutter, www.drperlmutter.com, June 22, 2020

    In the wake of the global spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us have started to think more carefully about our health. How can we reduce our risk of infection and of infecting others? How can we improve our immune function? What might the virus do to our lungs, heart and blood vessels? But while these questions are very important, it’s also critical to consider how a pandemic affects our brains and how to guard them against this damage.

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