PO Box 524
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
For information contact:
(631) 675-6831- Deb General Info; Public Relations; NAMIWalks/Fundraising/Donations LighteOfLove@aol.com
(631) 608-3073- John Outreach Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
(631) 793-9032- Annie HABLA ESPANOL Spanish Speaking assistance; Poetry, Writing and Creative Art Chair; Volunteer Chair; Multi Cultural Outreach;email@example.com
(631) 828-4430- Diane NAMI Faith Net Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org
(631) 987-3063- Nancy NAMI Family to Family Information email@example.com
What are Mental Illnesses?
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt
a person’s 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, Conference Room 1/2
Please join us. All are welcome!
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 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
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 Call Gail (631) 283-2380
Family to Family Graduate Support Group at Federation of Organizations in Patchogue2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pm
Call Honora (631) 447-6460
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
Winter/Spring 2013 Family to Family Courses
Northport: Starts March 7th 7-9 pm Call Nancy 631 987-3063
Bridgehampton: Starts February 28th at 6:30 pm Bridgehampton Bank. Call Gail 631 283-2380
Patchogue location TBA in near future
Priority seating goes to NAMI of Central Suffolk members for Patchogue and Bridgehampton and to NAMI members and Veteran families for Northport.
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.