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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March 10, 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. 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

    A Bit Too much About Me, By Zak Sandler Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 PM

    Welcome to what’s inside Zak’s head. From the piano, Zak narrates his experience with bipolar as it progresses from out-of-control and chaotic, to in-control and harmonious, while he strives to navigate his relationships and his writing career. Joining Zak is a group of singer/actors who play younger Zak, his exes, and the parts of his brain that come out during his mental episodes.

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    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

    NAMIWalks Long Island/Queens KICK-OFF! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6-8pm

    Social Hall Room Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock (UUCSR) 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY 11030

    Featured Speakers: Be inspired by Jason Paden as he shares his story of recovery and healing.

    AND Surprise young adult speaker, talks about “If only I had NAMI back then.”

    Additional Speakers Include: Janet Susin NAMIWalks Chair

    Andrew Malekoff Executive Director and CEO, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Read More

    NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Recent Comments on Mental Health Care


    In recent days, there has been a lot of rhetoric by the President and the NRA about “crazy people” and a desire to return to the days of the “institutions.” These comments reinforce inaccurate and negative stereotypes and create barriers to having real conversations about how to improve the mental health services that lead to recovery and participation in American society by people experiencing mental health conditions.

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    Join a Herstory Writer’s Workshop to Share Stories About a Loved One Caught Up in the Criminal Justice System.

    We are forming a writing group for women with a mentally ill loved one who’s been involved with the criminal justice system. This is a memoir writing workshop with the goal of promoting social change. If interested, please contact Maria Ceraulo at Maria is NAMI Queens/Nassau’s 2nd Vice-President and a Herstory facilitator.

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