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NAMIQN NEWS

January 9, 2018

Our Monthly Meeting – TONIGHT:

A new term for many of us is Care Management. In this patient-centered approach to care, individuals with mental illness and their support system work together with providers to achieve an optimal level of wellness through coordinating care. Learn how this is being implemented successfully by care providers in our area.

Speakers include:

Jaclyn McCarthy, Health Home Program Director

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc.

Larry Grubler, President & CEO

Transitional Services for New York, Inc.

Allison Covino, Director, Access to 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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    What I wish people knew about mental health and recovery

    (Picture: Ella Byworth)

    More and more people are talking about mental health, and that’s brilliant.

    However, there’s still a lot to learn about it – and it seems handling how you talk about ‘recovery’ plays a big factor in this.

    I was recently listening to the radio when the hosts started discussing mental illness and Read More

    Sponsor NAMIWalks Long Island/Queens

    Mental health issues are coming to the forefront of conversations both locally and nationally. When you sponsor NAMIWalks LongIsland/Queens you align yourself with the largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

    There are numerous ways corporations, organizations, families, and others can partner with NAMIWalks to help build better lives for families and individuals in our area affected by mental illness. Please download the Sponsorship Brochure: NAMIQN_Sponsorship_2018

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