Due to the coronavirus, we have postponed our Spring Family-to-Family Education Program and plan to offer it online. If you have registered we will contact you when it becomes available or contact me by email or phone to register. email: Linda@namistatenisland.org   phone: (718) 477-1700


Monthly Community Information Webinars are held on Zoom on the second Wednesday of the month. 

When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7 PM
Topic:  ASK THE LAWYER About Benefits: SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, Guardianship

Guest Speaker: Daniel Kuhn


Mr. Kuhn specializes in estate planning and administration and litigation; elder law; guardianship and Social Security. He also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and is fluent in Spanish. 

Or call: 646 558 8656  Webinar ID: 821 8748 0677


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

Principles of Family Support Group


NAMI Connections Peer Support Meeting Saturdays 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Principles of Peer Support Group

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

Please click on the link below to join the meeting: 

https://zoom.us/j/8923293610

 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.  

ADVOCACY DAY 2020

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 .



  







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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

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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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NAMI NYC SI
930 Willowbrook Rd. Bldg. 41A
Staten Island, MY 10314
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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!