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September 6, 2017

 To the New NAMI Queens/Nassau Website and Blog!

It is our intent to provide this platform for those individuals who are interested in improving the lives of families, friends and loved ones touched by mental illness.

We want to share stories of recovery, new research in the fields of treatment, diagnostics and professional analysis.  Help us share your experience with Mental Illness;  how it affects our communities from the office board rooms, our Read More

    A Conversation with NY State Legislators from Queens & Nassau

    We are honored and pleased to invite you to a Conversation with NY State Legislators. We have invited every State Senator and Assembly member from Queens and Nassau to attend. The Conversation will be on November 2, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. at The Shelter Rock Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 48 Shelter Rock Road in Manhasset. We will speak with legislators about such important topics as housing , Case Read More

    Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you.

    The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.

    By sharing your story Read More

    What will happen in the field of serious mental illness when human need, scientific progress and a major influx of funding converge? Scientists on Tuesday predicted that the world could see the same kind of progress in understanding schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that’s been seen in the last decade in the fight against cancer.

    That, in turn, could lead to better treatments, earlier diagnosis and more opportunities to head off the emergence of full-blown psychological illness in those at greatest risk.

    Such Read More

    Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at menial jobs when my symptoms were quiet. Following my last psychiatric hospitalization at the age of 28, I was encouraged by a doctor to Read More

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