Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

For the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and members we are canceling all support and information meetings until further notice. We will be moving forward with virtual meeting/conference-call support groups soon. Information and directions for attending these virtual meetings and groups will be coming next week.

Cancellations include all NAMI Family Support Groups, the March 23rd Family-to-Family Refresher Course, all NAMI Connection Peer Support Groups and our Interfaith Prayer Group. 

Our phone and email HelpLine will be available. 

The Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon scheduled for Sunday, March 29th is postponed and will be rescheduled for later this year. I will inform you when the plans are finalized. 

As of now, Our Spring Family-to-Family Course which starts on Monday, April 27th at Holy Rosary Parish Center and continues for 8 weeks is still scheduled. Send us an email to register or call (718) 477-1700. I will continue to send updates on the status of the course.  

Visit the Center for Disease Control  and the NAMI national website for the latest facts and guidance. Please continue to contact us for help and support. Take care of yourself and your family.  


NAMI NYS's Advocacy Day on March third was successful and productive. We joined New York State NAMIs to promote our 2020 Legislative Action Agenda.

Susan Sanford, Jean Jamate, Patty Papaleo, Joan Rowley, & Linda met with 

Assemblymember Michael Cusick, 
Assemblymember Michael Reilly, 
Senator Andrew Lanza, 
Assemblymember Charles Fall, 
Senator Diane Savino, and 
Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis 

to inform them how important mental health legislation and funding is to those who are affected by mental illness. Contact them to make your voice heard too. Just click here to access the Agenda .



Our 29th Annual Awards Celebration was a great success. It was truly a family reunion, a gathering of individuals connected by their desire to improve the lives of those who live with mental illness.

You made the evening so special, whether you sponsored the event, put an ad in the Journal, joined us at the dinner, bought a raffle ticket or made a donation, we thank you.

We were thrilled to recognize our Behavioral Health Nurses, Dr. Joel Idowu, Dr. Constance Salhany and Howard Weiner for their outstanding work and commitment to those we love and to our community. 

 NAMI Board member Pete Shiffman and Dr. Joel Idowu

NAMI Board member Joanne Pietro and Dr. Constance Salhany

Howard Weiner


Please consider supporting NAMI NYC Staten Island and our efforts to build better lives for all those affected by mental illness. Our FREE and unique programs and services provide the education, information, skills, and advocacy that changes lives and provides hope. We are a 501 C3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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NYC WELL: If you are in a crisis, call NYC WELL to speak to a counselor: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), or Text: WELL to 65173. Available 24/7/365. Mobile crisis teams (MCTs) respond to mental health crises in the community within 48 hours of receiving a referral. Any concerned person can make a referral to the mobile crisis services by calling NYC Well at 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355). Teams are staffed by mental health professionals who can assess the person and their situation, provide crisis counseling and make referrals to community-based mental health and substance misuse services for ongoing care, and emergency services as needed.

RUMC CPEP:  In case of a psychiatric emergency, Richmond University Medical Center provides a Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at 355 Bard Ave., Staten Island, NY, 10310, (718) 818-6300. The CPEP accepts walk-ins and is a 911 receiving facility for psychiatric crises open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank you to everyone who works tirelessly to advance our mission!