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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings with guest speakers address topics of special interest
to members.  Past topics include how to obtain benefits, crisis management, available
rehabilitation services, and the latest in treatment and research.  Meetings are held in
the Sloman Auditorium, North Shore-LIJ/The Zucker Hillside Hospital, 266th Street and
76th Avenue, Glen Oaks, at 7:30 PM on the third Wednesday of the month. 

They are preceded by a support group for families and friends at 6:00 PM.


Breaking The Silence

“Breaking the Silence” is an innovative teaching package which includes lesson plans, games and posters on serious mental illness for upper elementary, middle school, and high school classes.  Students learn the warning signs of mental illness, that mental illness can be successfully treated, and how to recognize and combat stigma. This nationwide program designed to put a human face on mental illness, replacing fear and ridicule with compassion, meets national health education standards.




The Family-to-Family education program is for family members, partners and friends of individuals with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders.

Family-to-Family is a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it's like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders. Over 115,000 people in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have completed this course. 

The program is sponsored by NAMI Queens/Nassau and NAMI-NYS. Classes are limited to 25 persons, and registration and an interview are required. See the Support Groups page for more information.


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NAMI Queens/Nassau — National Alliance on Mental Illness
1981 Marcus Avenue, C-117, Lake Success, NY 11042
Phone: (516) 326-0797;  (718) 347-7284
Fax: (516) 437-5785