Family-to-Family NEWS
Our fall Family-to-Family class started on Saturday, Oct 7th at Holy Rosary Parish Center. 

Attention Family-to-Family Grads: 1st Refresher Course starts Mon. Oct. 23
Our wonderful Family-to-Family teachers, Paulette and Keith are teaching our first Refresher Course. Reconnect with your F2F classmates and revisit the problem solving and communication workshops with a new twist. This one-night course is on Monday, October 23rd from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at Holy Rosary Parish - 85 Jerome Ave. Space is limited so please contact us as soon as possible.

Our  27th Annual Awards Celebration is on October 26th
This event is a  gathering of NAMI friends, family. and supporters. Hope you can attend. The invitation, reply card, and journal form are below. Please email us at linda@namistatenisland.org to reserve your space or subscribe to our Journal. All information is below.


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.


NAMI CONNECTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday 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. 


INTERFAITH PRAYER GROUP

 3rd Saturday of the month 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 10 Austin Place, Staten Island, NY


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.





May 10, 2017 Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation

L-R: Dr. Novakovic, SIUH / Northwell Outpatient Services Director; Linda Wilson, E.D. NAMI Staten Island; Dr. Mantello, Wellness Director, BP Oddo's Office; Joan Rowley, NAMI Board Member & Ribbon Campaign Chair; Pete Shiffman, President, NAMI Staten Island