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NAMI of Central Suffolk April 2014 News

website www.namicentralsuffolkny.org

Deb (631) 675-6831 LighteOfLove@aol.com John (631) 608-3073 mpizbr8@optonline.net NAMI Faith Net Pastor Peter (631) 523-7729

April Wednesday Meetings

Wednesday meetings are at Mather Hospital Rooms Two and Three

All are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Our Educational/Informational meetings and peer support group are now in Room TWO. The general support group will be in Room THREE.

April 2nd: Informational/Educational Program @ 7:30-9 pm ROOM TWO: Please join us for our annual ASK THE DOCTOR series. We are delighted to have

Eduardo Constantino, M.D., Director of Clinical Services; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Medical Center as our speaker. Dr. Constantino is a psychiatrist who also has specialized in addiction psychiatry. We hope you will join us for an informative evening. For more information please call Deb 675-6831

April 9th Peer Support Group @ 6:30 PM ROOM TWO: for individuals living with mental illness ONLY. Call Peter 631 473-0155 for info

April 16th General Support Group @ 7:30 PM ROOM THREE: for all who are affected by mental illness-individuals, family members, significant others and friends.

April 7th and 21st ( the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month) NAMI Connection Support Group 6:30-8 pm at Pollack Gardens SRO in West Sayville- For Concern Housing residents only. This is a peer facilitated support group.

Central Suffolk's East End Support Group location in Watermill at the Grace Church. Call affiliate Facilitator Gail 283-2380 for info. Another 12 week FAMILY TO FAMILY Educational course starts in Patchogue on Saturday, March 29 th 10-12:30 pm. Call Phyllis to register (631) 842-3954. Priority seating goes to NAMI members. Seats going fast! Upcoming training to teach Family-to-Family www.nami.org/f2f and Peer-to-Peer www.nami.org/peertopeer will be held at the Ararat Center in Greenville, NY, from May 16 to 18. For more info contact Deb (631) 675-6831. Must be a member of NAMI of Central Suffolk to be sponsored by us to train, and communicate regularly with our affiliate. Come, be part of our team and enjoy a truly rewarding experience!

2014 NAMIWalks Starts Running! Get Motivated! Join, Fundraise and/or Donate to NAMI of Central Suffolk! YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" It starts with YOU!

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, May 3rd 10 AM RAIN or SHINE Jones Beach

Parking Field #5

There are FOUR ways in which you may help NAMI of Central Suffolk thrive so we may continue to provide support, education and advocacy programs to or community with FREE programs.

  1. Form a team and fundraise for NAMI of Central Suffolk! If you have questions or need assistance to form a team for NAMI of Central Suffolk, contact Rori Fleschel, Walks Manager, (516) 325-0428 namiwalksliqn@gmail.com
  2. Join our affiliate team CENTRAL SUFFOLK CRUSADERS for our 9th walk with
  3. Team Captain Deb Mayo! http://namiwalks.nami.org/CentralSuffolkCrusaders

  4. If you can't join, you may fundraise and/or donate at http://namiwalks.nami.org/DebMayo or mail donations to NAMI of Central Suffolk PO Box 524 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Checks made payable to NAMIWalks and the memo line to read: Central Suffolk. PLEASE MAIL OR GIVE THE CHECKS ONLY TO DEB OR PHYLLIS!Contact Deb Mayo LighteOfLove@aol.com or call (631) 675-6831 for information.
  5. CALLING ALL FAMILY TO FAMILY GRADUATES!! Join TEAM FAMILY TO FAMILY to show your gratitude and support for a fabulous NAMI program and walk TOGETHER with other F2F grads! http://namiwalks.nami.org/teamfamilytofamily OR if you decide to walk on the team yet dont want a website for others to donate to, please donate to Team Captain Janet Reilly http://namiwalks.nami.org/jpr

FUNDRAISER EVENT! BIG Thanks to member, Janice Nolan Erickson, our annual NAMIWalks Team Captain for Steps for Sherry, for organizing a LONG ISLAND DUCKS NAMIWALKS FUNDRAISER!

Come and join us for a FUN night at a baseball game and fundraise for NAMI of Central Suffolk on Thursday, May 8th, at 6:30pm at Ducks stadium in Central Islip!! Tickets need to be reserved and paid for by April 10th. The Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/StepsforSherry

For more information, you may contact Janice. The team e-mail is: stepsforsherry@yahoo.com Thank you for your anticipated support, generous and fun spirit, and always know, with NAMI, you’re never alone.


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