Seafield Center, Treatment Placement Specialists and Sid Jacobson JCC Presents
“The Effects of addictive drugs on the human brain: Implications for Prevention & Treatment”
December 18, 2018, 9:30 AM-11:30
Renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Stephen Dewey will present on how brain studies have taken on the war on drugs in a unique way. Highlighting PET scan studies that have put virtually every drug of abuse to the test this presentation will show what each substance of abuse does to brain function, structure and development from Read More
Holiday Party & Annual Membership Meeting
Description:Festivities begin at 6:30PM, Wednesday, December 19th Professional Musicians will fill the room with JOY. We will be selling Raffles for Gift Baskets filled with Restaurant & Store Gift Cards, Cashmere Scarves & Sweaters and so much MORE, all Proceeds go to Support our Programs. A Grab Bag (give a gift worth $6-10 to participate in Read More
If you, or a loved one, are currently struggling with a mental illness and also facing incarceration, we understand this is a very tough period for you.
There are several organizations that can support and assist you during this period so you don’t go through this alone. These organizations provide services pre-incarceration, during incarceration and post-incarceration. They assist in a variety of ways, from advocating for individuals to serve through a community-based alternative to incarceration (Center for Alternative Read More
Happy Thanksgiving to our NAMI Queens Nassau Family!
At NAMIQN, we are thankful to be able to help our community in many ways: We work to end the stigma around mental health disorders, inform and advocate for it, and allow people to open up about their struggles without judgment. We do this because we care deeply about our community and celebrate the courage of people who live with mental health disorders and who strive to live stigma-free lives Read More
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