Upcoming Community Education Events


September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery.



Join us on Wednesday, September 8th

For the Zoom info, please contact pete@namistatenisland.org  

Save the Date Wednesday, October 13th

$$$$ Managing Your Financial Life $$$$

Guest Speaker: Evie Sylvain, Community Associate, Santander Bank CSR/CRA

In Loving Memory
Joan Rowley, CCRN, MSN
Vice President, NAMI NYC Staten Island
Joan will always be remembered as an incredible advocate for those living with mental illness and their families. 
Her many contributions to the NAMI mission for over a decade are a testament to her selfless bravery and fortitude. 
Joan will be dearly missed. 

“An epidemic hidden in a pandemic, is what some have called the surge in alcohol and drug abuse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, substance use disorders also co-occur with mental health disorders.  co-occurring disorders [americanaddictioncenters.org]


Below, we have free resources that are created to help individuals who struggle with their mental health and substance use:


Symptoms, Treatment and Support

Community Education Event
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Want to do more than just survive? Learn how to thrive with Positive Psychology. Tap into your brain's resiliency and bounce back from anxiety or depression in real-time.

Learn techniques to rewire your brain for positivity. Eliminate rumination and past and future trauma. Enjoy your present moment. Calm your mind and body. Boost immunity.

Guest Speaker: Alana Ezderman, Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Founder of the "Reclaimed Brain Resiliency Workshop"

Alana is a NAMI Family-to-Family leader, host of NPO Media Podcast "Sibling Stories" and is in training to lead a NAMI Family Support Group for siblings. Alana is the sibling of a loved one with mental health issues.

After overcoming decades of anxiety and depression, Alana is now sharing the resiliency techniques she has mastered, empowering individuals living with mental illness, caretakers, and corporate teams to thrive now and beyond COVID.

1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday at 7 PM 

Principles of Family Support Group

Saturdays 1:30 PM-3:00PM
NAMI Connections Principles

All support meetings have the same Zoom address and meeting ID:

Please click on the link below to join the meeting: 


 or Call: 1 646 558 8656  

You will be asked to dial the meeting ID: 892 329 3610  

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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.  

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.