NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Photo 1: (NAMIQN Board Members) David Sill (Co-President), Lee Israel, Len Ritz, CarolAnn Viccora, Ms Mets, Ellen Ritz, Mr Mets, Janice Garfinkel, David Rothstein (volunteer).

1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite C117, Lake Success, NY 11042
(Enter building from the South Entrance, take the elevator down one flight.)
Phone: (516) 326-0797 or (718) 347-7284


October 14, 2019

SARDAA: Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America is hosting an amazing event we would like you to consider attending!

The Agenda: Honorary Chair: Glenn Close, Co-founder of Bring Change to Mind

Symposium: Scientific Translation to Transformation: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. World renowned experts discuss classification of Schizophrenia Spectrum Illnesses and how we can work together to improve lives affected by schizophrenia spectrum brain illnesses. Elyn Saks, J.D, Ph.D, Matcheri Keshavan, M.D., Ph.D, Robert Laitman, M.D., Raymond Cho, M.D., Timothy Murphy, Ph.D., Deborah Levy, Ph.D., Clayton Chao, M.D., Ph.D., Read More

    Join us for a Mental Health First Aid Training Friday, November 15, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    We treasure our volunteers and are much better as a result of their efforts. At the Volunteer Recognition event on July 17, we announced that we feel it will greatly benefit our volunteers and those we serve if all our current and future volunteers take a free Mental Health First Aid class. Mental Health First Aid is a highly recognized program to teach the Read More

    NAMI Basics is for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents under the age of 18 living with a mental health condition, this class is a free 6 week NAMI Signature education program . NAMI Basics will provide: *Education *Support *Resources* Communication Skills*. Classes will be held in Lake Success Starting November 4th 2019, Please contact David Sills at to register.


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    “Waiting for Tearah” follows a family’s struggle to navigate America’s mental health care system, and explores the often unseen costs of care. (Please click “read more” to view video)

    At 16, Tearah, who suffers from mental illness, remains stuck in a hospital month after month, as her mother struggles to navigate America’s mental health care system. As Shayna, a single parent of three girls, fights to get Tearah residential treatment, she faces the possibility of losing her home and even custody Read More

    Some mental-health professionals find it hard to seek help — and can suffer from even greater stigma

    Published: Oct 4, 2019 8:42 a.m. ET


    People who have dedicated their professional lives to helping others don’t always seek out the help they need themselves.

    In that respect, experts say, they’re not so different from the average person.

    The issue of mental health in the helping professions came into sharp focus last month with the suicide death of Gregory Eells, the University of Pennsylvania’s Read More

    Six Myths And Facts About Mental Illness By Sky Lea Ross | Oct. 01, 2019

    The stigma associated with mental illness is now called “sanism.” Just like racism or sexism, it is a form of oppression and discrimination. And there is a lot of sanism and misinformation surrounding mental illness still present within our society.

    It’s up to us, the mental health community, to educate others and set the record straight.

    Here are some of the common misconceptions people make and Read More

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