NAMI 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.

Saturday Oct 10th, 2015 1:30 PM -3 PM
The Reformed Church of Huguenot Park, 5475 Amboy Rd SI, NY

 Saturday, Oct 17th, 2015 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. 

3rd Saturday of the month (10/17) 11 AM - 12 Noon
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church10 Austin Place, Staten Island, NY

Monthly meeting of NAMI members and friends where participants create a community of healing and hope through spirituality and prayer.

SAVE THE DATE: November 12, 2015
for Our Annual Celebration honoring:

Mary Ann Clark, LCSW, Director of Public Relations, South Beach Psychiatric Center

Larry Hochwald, Training & Technical Assistance Facilitator, NYS Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Digna Quinones, Regional Advocacy Specialist, NYS Office of Mental Health

Wed, Oct 14th, 2015: Ask the Lawyer

7PM at Freedom From Fear, 308 Seaview Ave., Staten Island, NY.
Ask the Lawyer About Benefits, Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts

Daniel Kuhn of the Law Firm of Kuhn and O’Toole, R.L.L.P., will be giving a talk on wills, estates and special needs trusts.  Mr. Kuhn is a J.D. and M.S.W. and his firm specializes in estate planning, guardianship, and disability issues.  He regularly contributes to the community, by giving talks on these subjects to various community organizations.  He has been in legal practice for 25 years.  
Wed, Nov 11th, 2015: "Her" book signing
Guest speaker Felicia Johnson, author and mental health advocate, joins us to discuss her own experience in dealing with a loved one suffering from child abuse, depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Inspired by her own life story and the journey of her childhood friend, Felicia has authored the novel Her, which is the story of a young girl dealing with BPD. Through her book, Felicia helps to bring understanding of BPD to affected young people and families. Felicia is very involved in efforts to end the stigma of mental illness. She currently lives in Atlanta and works at the highlands Institute and volunteers with Youth Village Inner Harbour and Personality Disorder Awareness Network.

Overdose Prevention / Narcan Training
 Training is provided by Staten Island University Hospital free of charge. 
For more information please call 718-226-6939

Past Training and Events:
September 9, 2015 - In Our Own Voice presentation, with guest speakers: people living with a psychiatric diagnosis, spoke about their experiences and their recovery, accompanied by a video presentation. Question and answer session followed the presentation.
June 10th 2015 - NAMI Information Meeting: Dr. Daniel Deutsch, a clinical psychologist, gave a talk on some common childhood disorders of a developmental and clinical nature, specifically, how to determine if a child is having a psychiatric issue versus a problem that is developmentally appropriate. He will also spoke about Asperger's disorder and the role anxiety plays in this disorder and among many other diagnoses.
April 7th 2015 -
NAMI Peer-2-Peer is a 10-week Education Program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey to recovery
April 20th 2015 -
NAMI Basics is a 6-week Education Program for families/cahregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness/emotional disturbance or whom have been diagnosed.
April 20th 2015 -
NAMI Family-to-Family is a 12-week Education Program for families, partners, friends of adults living with mental illness. It helps them understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being