NAMIQueens/Nassau continues to provide a virtual mental health lifeline with virtual mental health programing like our Family to Family classes for caregivers and loved ones of those who are struggling. Our UNITES programming, which provides a virtual retreat from the pandemic for people with mental health conditions and our virtual support groups provided for people and family members of people who are struggling. To find out more about our programs, please click here.
By mid-July 53% of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. The very real fear, isolation, loneliness caused by COVID-19 has created a “second” silent pandemic for more than 150,000 people living with serious mental illnesses in our Queens and Nassau community. Without help and the very real prospect of continued COVID-19 related isolation this winter, those with and with out a pre-existing mental health condition, are facing a crisis of unparalleled proportions.
We Need your Help on Giving Tuesday
The communities around us need NAMI Queens/Nassau and we need your support to be able to meet the demands of our people. How Can You Help?
Become a NAMIQN Giving Tuesday Hero
We need to reach as many people as possible, so please tell your friends and family members about NAMIQN and the word we do. Help us spread the word through Social Media:
Please use these Hashtags on all of your social media platforms with a picture of the giving Tuesday logo and that you donated to NAMI Queens/Nassau:
#namiqngivingtuesday, #givingtuesday, #namiqn, #youarenotalone, #charity, #endthestigma, #mentalhealthmatters #volunteer #donationsneeded #donate #donatetoday #nonprofit
NAMIQN Home Heros (Fundraising at Home)
The best way to raise money during the pandemic is creative virtual activities what we can invite our friends, neighbors and family members to participate in. Please remember to use our web link to help people find where to donate https://namiqn.org/givingtuesday:
- Virtual Dance Party
- Virtual Craft Making
- Host a virtual movie night
Friends & Family Ideas
- Gather your friends and family and create a donation group:
- Create a Facebook fundraiser
If you can, please consider making a cash donation or consider making us part of your long term giving plans with a bequest, a gift of stock or other securities or support from a donor advised fund.
Please help those in need and donate below: