National Alliance on Mental Illness
page printed from NAMI of Central Suffolk

PO Box 524
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

For information contact:

(631) 675-6831-
Deb-General Info; Public Relations; NAMIWalks/Donations; and Volunteers

(631) 608-3073-
John-Informational/Educational Outreach; and Criminal Justice

(631) 987-3063-
Nancy-NAMI Family to Family Information ( Education for family members of adults; and Veteran Issues

(631) 673-6097-
Beth-NAMI Basics Information (Education for parents of Children 5-17)

(631) 523-7729-
Pastor Peter-NAMI Faith Net Counsel and Support

(631) 608-3073-
Miriam-NAMI Faith Net Outreach, Support and Prayer; and Spanish speaking assistance- HABLA ESPANOL

(631) 672-2606 -
Sandy-Peer Support HELPLINE and Peer Support Group/Education/Training

(631) 793-4712-
Sandy-Peer Social Club, Multicultural Outreach and Fundraising

(631) 473-0155-
Peter-Mather Peer Support Meeting Info


What are Mental Health Conditions?

Mental health conditions may disrupt a persons thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. The good news about mental health conditions is that wellness and healing are achievable!

What is NAMI of Central Suffolk?

We are a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to: promoting mental health and wellness; and to empower and equip people to live enriched, and self-directed lives through our many education,support, social,and advocacy programs.

Who is NAMI of Central Suffolk?

We are: people who live with mental health conditions, families, friends, and community members who support the mission. At the heart of NAMI of Central Suffolk's mission is our grassroots philosophy and the sharing of information with people living with mental health conditions, their families, friends, and the community. NAMI of Central Suffolk, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides support, education, and advocacy throughout the Suffolk County area for the community FREE of charge. NAMI of Central Suffolk is a 100% volunteer run organization so all donations go to further our mission. We uphold human and civil rights for all so that all people can participate freely in the opportunities of society. We value difference and promote cultural competence in all aspects of our work. We outreach to communities of color knowing there are health care disparities. NAMI of Central Suffolk believes in PERSON CENTERED TREATMENT and PERSONAL CHOICE. We believe in advocating for equal oportunity for all people. We focus on strengths, not weaknesses. We are wellness oriented, not illness oriented. We believe an individual comprises physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual components; therefore, an individual's path and plan to wellness needs to integrate all components. We believe in assisting people to be self empowered and self directed and believe that is how wellness and healing are fully achieved.

What does NAMI of Central Suffolk do?

NAMI of Central Suffolk, Inc., strives to offer hope, reform and health to our community through support, education, and advocacy efforts. We assist individuals to become self empowered and self directed.

Why Should I join NAMI of Central Suffolk?

When you join, you will belong to a network of people like yourself, individuals and families who understand the daily challenges people with mental health conditions face, and who are working to meet those challenges together. Your membership will ensure that life saving information, support and educational programs are available.

You are NOT Alone!

Our Wednesday meetings are held at Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson Please join us. All are welcome! Please note starting 2015, our Educational/Informational meetings will be in Room ONE/TWO. The peer support group will be in Room 1/2 . The general support group will be in Room 1/2. Please check website for updates. Also, sometimes Mather needs to change the rooms at the last moment so please check at the volunteer desk in the hospital lobby. We apologize for any inconvenience and we remain grateful to Mather for providing the free space to us.

Informational/Educational Program
All are welcome to join
1st Wednesday of each month @ 7:30 pm
See Programs section for specific topic. There are no informational meetings during July and August.

Peer Support Group -
For individuals living with a mental health condition only.
2nd Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 pm Call 631 473-0155 to confirm meeting

General Support Group-
For all who are affected by a mental health condition- family, friends and individuals living with a mental health condition
3rd Wednesday of each month @ 7:30 pm

East End General Family and Peer Support Group at the Grace Church on Montauk Hwy in Watermill-
For all who are affected by mental health conditions-family, friends and individuals living with mental health conditions
3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Call NAMI Support Group Facilitator Gail (631) 283-2380

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group -
a FREE support group for individuals living with a mental health condition. Support group hosted by Association for Mental Health and Wellness ( previously Clubhouse of Suffolk) 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30-8 pm 939 Johnson Ave Ronkonkoma NY Call NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitators Anthony (631) 672-2606 or Sandy (631) 793-4712 for more information

NAMI Family to Family Educational Program
A FREE 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively, improve communication, and learn healthy boundaries Call Nancy 631 987-3063 for Northport location- Priority seating goes to NAMI of Central Suffolk members, NAMI members and Veteran families for Northport

NAMI Basics Educational Program
A FREE 6-week course for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health conditions. Call Beth 631 673-6097

NAMI Peer to Peer Educational Program
a FREE 10 week recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness Call Anthony (631) 672-2606

Social Club Events
For more info contact Social Club Chair Sandy (631) 793-4712 Email:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Suffolk, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. We are a 100% volunteer organization so all donations go to further our mission.