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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 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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Mental Health Awareness Week at the Long Island OMH Field Office

September 27, 2017

“Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Simulation of Hearing Distressing Voices” A unique training developed by Pat Deegan and Associates, LLC, is being offered by the Long Island Field Office. At no expense to you, you will have an amazing learning opportunity. They will experience what it is like to live more »

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Advocacy Night on November 2nd

September 6, 2017

A Conversation with NY State Legislators from Queens & Nassau We are honored and pleased to invite you to a Conversation with NY State Legislators. We have invited every State Senator and Assembly member from Queens and Nassau to attend. The Conversation will be on November 2, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. at The Shelter Rock more »

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Successful and Schizophrenic

January 28, 2017

Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at more »

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