What Families Can Expect When A Loved One Is Caught Up in the Criminal Justice System
Our November 15th, Meeting begins at 7:00 PM, all are welcome but please register and let us know you are coming.
Dr. Elizabeth Ford, Chief of Service, Dept. of Psychiatry, Riker’s Island
John Gallagher, Deputy Warden in Command, Mental Health Observation areas, Riker’s Island
Joseph Rogate, Assistant Clinical Director, Counseling Services of the Eastern District of NY, Hempstead
Dr. Mardoche Sidor, Medical Director of CASES, Assistant Read More
First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study. Proteus Digital Health By PAM BELLUCK November 13, 2017
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, and when, patients take their medicine.
The approval, announced late on Monday, marks a significant advance in the growing field of digital Read More
Fact: The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else.
Mental Health Myths and Facts
Can you tell the difference between a mental health myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common mental health myths.
Mental Health Problems Affect Everyone
Myth: Mental health problems don’t affect me.
Fact: Mental health problems are actually very common. In 2014, about:One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Read More
When you have both a mental health issue such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia and a substance abuse problem such as with alcohol, opioid or prescription dependency, it is called a Co-Occurring Disorder (COD). Some common examples of Co-Occurring Disorders include the combinations of major depression with cocaine addiction, borderline personality disorder with multi drug abuse, and schizophrenia with alcoholism or drug addiction.
According to the literature: • Of the nine million Americans affected by COD, only 7.4% receive modern Read More
On October 7, 2017 New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra presented Ellen Ritz, Acting President of NAMI Queens/Nassau, with an award proclaiming her to be a “Woman of Distinction”. The award recognizes individuals who give exemplary service and help their communities grow and flourish through their vision, dedication and drive.
In presenting the award, Assemblymen Ra noted Ellen’s service as Acting President of NAMI Queens/Nassau, her role as a member of NAMI New York State’s Board of Directors, her teaching Read More