National Alliance on Mental Illness for Queens and Nassau

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NAMIQN NEWS

October 5, 2018

    Thursday, October 11 Carol Ann Viccora will be presented a community service award by Senator Brooks. This is for all of the work she has done on behalf of NAMI Queens/Nassau as well as her Foundation, Tina Marie’s Hope.

    Please join us at the Bellmore Memorial Library on October 11th, 6-8:30 PM to congratulate Carol Ann.

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    Thank you to all that joined us last night, please visit our Facebook Page to watch live video and follow up articles.

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    This was adapted from a NAMI post by Sarah Powell Jul. 17, 2015

    1. Myth: Mental health conditions are uncommon. Fact: One in five Americans experiences Mental illness in their lifetime. One in twenty-five Americans experience a serious mental illness in any given year.

    2. Myth: Mental illness is the result of bad parenting. Fact: While environment can impact mental health, biology counts just as much. Mental health conditions are not simply a side effect of parenting, but a combination of influences.

    3. Myth: People Read More

    Dr. Allen Manevitz, Psychiatrist will present:

    BioTechPsychoSocial Approach; A new paradigm that includes new technology that improves psychiatric treatment.

    Alan Manevitz, M.D. is a clinical psychiatrist in New York City, where he maintains a private practice. Dr. Manevitz graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his psychiatric residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where he also completed an advanced psychopharmacology fellowship.

    Dr. Manevitz has developed a reputation for consultation of difficult Read More

    Understanding how to react to a Mental Health situation is just as important as responding to someone choking – are you prepared? Take a Mental Health First Aid Class with NAMIQN October 19th, click to register: https://bit.ly/2NULdYr

    The following article is from the WSJ.com 09/17/18

    First-Aid Training for Mental Health

    A growing program teaches people to identify and respond to others in emotional distress

    By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Sept. Read More

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