There will not be a Family Support Group this Wednesday. Join us instead at the Staten Island Mental Health Fair & Forum on Wednesday, July 24th at P.S. 31 (55 Layton Ave.) presented by Assemblyman Charles Fall. The Fair begins at 3:30 PM and the break-out sessions, workshops and speakers on anti-stigma, self-healing, mental health screening and meditation are from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  Refreshments will be served. 
END THE STIGMA!
SUPPORT FAMILIES!

UPCOMING COMMUNITY INFORMATION PROGRAMS
presented free of charge, registration not required.

Wednesday, August 14th at 7 PM
Elizabeth Connelly Resource Center
930 Willowbrook Rd. Bldg 41A Room 7
When Medicine Got It Wrong
a film by Katie Cadigan and Laura Murray
"When Medicine Got It Wrong" is the groundbreaking story of loving parents who rocked the halls of psychiatry, changing how we understand schizophrenia. In the 1970s, a small group of parents rebelled against then-popular psychiatric theories blaming schizophrenia on bad parenting. Their activism started the grassroots movement now known as NAMI, helped revolutionize treatment forever and their stories reveal the origins of the state of mental health care today.

Wednesday, September 11th at 7 PM
Elizabeth Connelly Resource Center
930 Willowbrook Rd. Bldg 41A Room 7
Trauma Informed Care 
People with mental health issues are affected by many different types of trauma. Trauma-informed care means treating a whole person, taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors and treat the patient.
Guest Speaker: Ines Vucetic LCSW, 
Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health

Calling all Family-to-Family grads
Paulette will be leading a refresher course for those who have completed anyFamily-to-Family course. Refresh your skills, share successes and challenges, connect with old friends and meet new ones.  Send us an emailto register.

Monday, August 26th at 7 PM or
Monday, October 28th at 7PM
Fr. Dominic Epifano Parish Center at Holy Rosary Parish
85 Jerome Ave., South Beach
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Thank you SIUH, NAMI volunteers and everyone who came to see Inside My Head by Zak Sandler!

Zak Sandler on May 8th


Congratulations Patricia Papaleo on receiving the "Men and Women for Others" community service award from the Fordham University Alumni Association onCongratulations Patricia Papaleo on receiving the "Men and Women for Others" community service award from the Fordham University Alumni Association on 1/20/19. A well-deserved award for Patty's nearly 20 years of devoted service to families in our community! Pictured are Father Dan Gatti, S.J., Patricia Papaleo and NAMI Staten Island Executive Director Linda Wilson. 1/20/19. A well-deserved award for Patty's nearly 20 years of devoted service to families in our community! Pictured are Father Dan Gatti, S.J., Patricia Papaleo and NAMI Staten Island Executive Director Linda Wilson. 





YOGA FOR CAREGIVERS
Terry Seaman, Healing Arts Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Family-to-Family graduate is offering "Caregiver Yoga" classes. The charge is $ 18.00 for a 1 1/2 hour class. Please contact her for times and more information. Terry can be reached at (917) 841-0182 or (718) 356-0106.

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.



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