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NAMIQN NEWS

February 23, 2018

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

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

Be inspired by guest speaker Jason Paden as he shares his story of recovery and healing.

Additional Speakers Include: Janet Susin NAMIWalks Chair

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

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

    2/22/2018

    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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    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

    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 mceraulo0116@gmail.com. Maria is NAMI Queens/Nassau’s 2nd Vice-President and a Herstory facilitator.

    http://www.herstorywriters.org/erika-duncan

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    As part of the Employment First initiative, the New York Employment Service System (NYESS) team has been working over the last several months to develop a series of tools that will directly benefit individuals with disabilities who are either working or are determining whether to seek employment. To this end, we are pleased to announce the roll out of a unique approach to benefits advisement that will initially seek to assist individuals with wage reporting, the 1619b program, the Medicaid Read More

    Our very own Carol Ann Victors raffle’s off homemade chocolate baskets at Maple Lane’s bowling center for her team “Tina Maria’s Hope” to raise money for the walk in May 2018.

    Thank you Carol Ann!

     

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