Thank you to our panelists and attendees! Also, thank you for the positive feedback!

November 11, 2020
Recovery and Wellness Webinar

NAMI leaders with lived experience share their coping techniques, strategies, and tools for living well. They will discuss wellness plans, symptom management, and how to cope with a mental health condition during the Covid19 pandemic.

Guest speakers: Francesca Frevola, NYSCPS, Board of Directors NAMI NYC S.I.
David Hughes, BA, NAMI Connections Leader
Rachid Ottley, NYSCPS NAMI Peer-to-Peer Leader
Moderator: Pete Shiffman, RN, NAMI NYC SI President

Our first ever Car Caravan to recognize Mental illness Awareness Week was held on October 4th. The day was beautiful, we were joined by new and longtime supporters, we let Staten Islanders know that NAMI is right here for them if they need support, education. or just the to connect with others who are affected by mental illness. It was also very successful, thank you to our donors. Generous friends like you help us offer support groups, education programs, the helpline and advocacy services free of charge.

Car Caravan Donors:

$ 500. and above

Michael Premus, RPh.

Suzanne O'Callaghan and John Walker

Jessica and Evan Wasserman

$ 300. and above

Paulette and David Hughes

Jean Jamate

Adam Smith. PhD

$ 200.00 and above

Erin Barra

Joan Rowley, RN, BS, MS, CCRN

$ 100. and above

Caryn and Robert Coates

Amy Davidson

Joanne and Robert Pietro

John Raspante

Catherine Rubin, RPh. PA

Steven Rubin

Karen Shapiro

Linda and Jack Wilson

Mary Woerner

$ 99. and below

Colleen Abrams

Greer Bodenschatz

Susan Nicosia Calvert

Kathleen Cirencione

Mary Ann Clark

Angela Edwards

Bernice Fisher

Joel Idowu, M.D.

Margaret Kimble

Angela Mingola

Patricia Papaleo

Marissa Ravello

Anthony Socci

Josephine Stacy

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.  


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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930 Willowbrook Rd. Bldg. 41A
Staten Island, MY 10314

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!