We we will be celebrating on December 13th at the Hillside Swim Club at 6:30 PM. Join us and bring friends and family for good food, music by NPO Media courtesy of Pete and Rachid and good company. The cost is $30.00 per person. Contact Linda to reserve your place and send your check to at the address below. You can also pay by our PayPal link, just mention who you are paying for in the "add special instructions" section. Feel free to contact Linda at (718) 477-1700 or linda@namistatenisland.org if you need more information. There will be no Family Support Group on December 13th, we will be at the Holiday Party.

From our NAMI family to you and yours, have a happy, healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Hope to see you at our Holiday Party.
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NAMI NYC Staten Island will receive the AFFILIATE of the YEAR AWARD at the NAMI New York State Education Conference
Thank you to everyone who works tirelessly to advance our mission!



Our 27th Annual Awards Celebration was held on October 26th This event is a gathering of NAMI friends, family, and supporters. Thank you to 
everyone who attended and made the evening a success!


Family-to-Family NEWS

Our fall Family-to-Family class started on Saturday, Oct 7th at Holy Rosary Parish Center. 


FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
    
Wednesdays 7 PM - 8:15P except 2nd Wednesday, 
when there is an information meeting.
Freedom From Fear, 308 Seaview Ave., Staten Island, NY

Meeting of caregivers and friends of people living with mental illness where participants can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through learned wisdom. The group is facilitated by trained NAMI members.


NAMI CONNECTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday 1:30 PM - 3 PM
YMCA, 651 Broadway, Staten Island, NY

Recovery support group for people living with mental illness where participants learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies and offer one another encouragement and understanding.  The group is facilitated by trained NAMI members. 


INTERFAITH PRAYER GROUP

 3rd Saturday of the month 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 10 Austin Place, Staten Island, NY


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


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.




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May 10, 2017 Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation

L-R: Dr. Novakovic, SIUH / Northwell Outpatient Services Director; Linda Wilson, E.D. NAMI Staten Island; Dr. Mantello, Wellness Director, BP Oddo's Office; Joan Rowley, NAMI Board Member & Ribbon Campaign Chair; Pete Shiffman, President, NAMI Staten Island