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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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

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NAMIQN NEWS

November 7, 2018

Published by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, eNews November 7, 6PM

A research team has discovered something important—and encouraging—about what happens to the brain in the period immediately following the onset of schizophrenia. Based on analysis of functional MRI brain imaging, they conclude that during the first one to two years following diagnosis, the brain continues to follow its normal developmental path in most young patients.

Such patients do not show deterioration or disruption of the developmental process, the researchers say. This Read More

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    This was adapted from a NAMI post by Sarah Powell Jul. 17, 2015

    1. Myth: Mental health conditions are uncommon. Fact: One in five Americans experiences Mental illness in their lifetime. One in twenty-five Americans experience a serious mental illness in any given year.

    2. Myth: Mental illness is the result of bad parenting. Fact: While environment can impact mental health, biology counts just as much. Mental health conditions are not simply a side effect of parenting, but a combination of influences.

    3. Myth: People Read More

    The following article is from the WSJ.com 09/17/18

    First-Aid Training for Mental Health

    A growing program teaches people to identify and respond to others in emotional distress

    By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Sept. 14, 2018 12:16 p.m. ET – WSJ.com

    First-aid training equips anyone to help people who are injured or physically ill. Which raises the question: Could mental-health first-aid training enable anyone to help people with panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or hallucinations?

    “I have a lot of friends who struggle with depression and Read More

    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

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