PO Box 524
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
What are Mental Illnesses?
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt
a persons thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illness is a disorder of the brain. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible!
What is NAMI?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Who is NAMI?
Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illness. At the heart of NAMI's mission is our grassroots and the sharing of information with people with mental illness, 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 on behalf of families affected by mental illness and their loved ones-all free of charge to the public. NAMI of Central Suffolk is a 100% volunteer run organization so all donations go to further our mission.
What does NAMI do?
NAMI of Central Suffolk, Inc., strives to offer hope, reform and health to our community through support, education, and advocacy efforts.
Why Should I join NAMI?
When you join NAMI, you join thousands of Americans in fighting for hope, health and a cure
for mental illness. By joining NAMI, you will
belong to a network of people like yourself, individuals and families who understand the daily challenges people with mental illness face, and who are working to meet those challenges. 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 2014, our Educational/Informational meetings will be in Room TWO. The peer support group will be in Room TWO. The general support group will be in Room THREE. 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.
All are welcome to join
1st Wednesday of each month @ 7:30 pm
See Programs section for specific topic. There are no informationl meetings during July and August.
Peer Support Group -
For individuals living with a mental illness 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 mental illness- family, friends and individuals living with a mental illness
3rd Wednesday of each month @ 7:30 pm
East End General Support Group at the Grace Church on Montauk Hwy in Watermill-
For all who are affected by mental illness-family, friends and individuals living with mental illness
3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm
Call NAMI Support Group Facilitator Gail (631) 283-2380
NAMI Connection Support Group -
For Concern Housing Residents only
1st and 3rd Monday of every month (starting in December) @ 6:30 pm at Pollack Gardens 191 Main St West Sayville. Call Anthony (631) 672-2606 or Sandy (631) 793-4712 or more information
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 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. Currently sponsored by NAMI of Central Suffolk and MHA of Suffolk at 2000 Artic Ave Bohemia. Call Beth 631 673-6097
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.