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NAMI of Central Suffolk December 2013 News


We wish everyone a Happy, Blessed and Abundant Thanksgiving!

December Wednesday Meetings

Wednesday meetings are at Mather Hospital Room One

All are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Please note there is NO January 1st Meeting due to the holiday and Mather has moved us to different rooms for 2014

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 front desk in the hospital. We apologize for any inconvenience and we remain grateful to Mather for providing the free space to us.

December 4th: Informational/Educational Program @ 7:30-9:00 PM: Come join us on Wednesday, November 6th at Mather Hospital; Conference Room 1 at 7:30 pm "Co-Occuring Disorders: Mental Illness and Substance Abuse" presented by John V. Hickman, LCSW-R, CASAC, Clinic Administrator ; Farmingville Mental Health Clinic.

December 11th Peer Support Group @ 6:30 PM for individuals living with mental illness

ONLY. Call Peter 631 473-0155

December 18th General Support Group @ 7:30 PM for all who are affected by mental illness-individuals, family members, significant others and friends.

Central Suffolk's East End support grouplocation in Watermill at the Grace Church. Call affiliate Facilitator Gail 283-2380 for info.

Donations: With the support of our members and donators, NAMI of Central Suffolk has been able to serve the Suffolk County Community throughout the years and continue to offer FREE programs: monthly educational speaker series programs for family members and individuals living with mental illness, support groups, program training, helpline, community outreach, advocacy, and our frequent news communications. Please consider donating by going to and click on the DONATE button! Thank you!

NAMI Signature Program Training: 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!

NAMI of Central Suffolk congratulates affiliate members Anthony Trozzo and Sandy Peterson as NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitators! We are now offering two additional Connection Support Group meetings a month for Concern Housing residents at the Pollack Gardens location in West Sayville. These are for Concern residents only. The meetings will be held every other Monday at 6:30 pm starting on December 2, 2013!

Barnes and Noble Fundraising Event

NAMI of Central Suffolk invites you to support us by volunteering to wrap gifts at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, NY. Join this exciting event, meet new people and get the satisfaction of helping others with their Holiday gifts. And who knows, maybe do some Holiday shopping of your own. Join us for the fun!
To find out more about this wonderful opportunity on Monday, December 9th @ 12 noon- 10
PM and Saturday, December 14th @ 4-10 pm, call Sandy at 631-793-4712. Looking forward to seeing you!!
If you aren't able to help with the fundraising event and still want to donate to support our mission, you may go to and click the donate button! We thank you in advance for your support!


FREE Two day workshop on SSD/SSI Benefits: How to apply for and How to preserve benefits while working

January 30-31 Pilgrim PC Rehab Auditorium

Presented by NYS OMH- More info to follow!

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