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Free 6-Session Co-Occurring Disorder (COD) Program

October 11, 2017

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 more »

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Ellen Ritz Honored by NYS Assembly as a “Woman of Distinction”

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 more »

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Monthly Meeting: The ABCs of Mental Health Housing

October 5, 2017

The ABCs of Mental Health Housing OCTOBER 18, 2017, 7PM The right kind of housing plays a vital role in recovery. Learn all about how to access housing, the different housing levels, and the services offered by housing providers in our area. Panel: KATHLEEN MALIZIA, Executive Director, Project Real LARRY GRUBLER, Chief Executive Officer, Transitional more »

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NAMI Homefront

October 3, 2017

Online classes in OCTOBER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the following NAMI Homefront sessions: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (EST), Oct. 9 – Nov. 13 Pre-registration is required and space is limited. All participants are screened to ensure this program is appropriate for their needs. Learn more about NAMI Homefront and other programs for Veterans. more »

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Way to Go!: Arianna Lekhraj of Hempstead

October 2, 2017

By Michael R. Ebert  michael.ebert@newsday.com September 26, 2017 2:52 PM A Hempstead student is striving to raise awareness about support for those with mental illness — one T-shirt sale at a time. Arianna Lekhraj, 14, a freshman at Sacred Heart Academy who formerly attended Elmont Memorial High School, has raised about $600 through the sale more »

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