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NAMI of Central Suffolk February 2014 News


February 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. 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.
BIG THANKS to our Outreach Chair John Pizzo and the Outreach Committee members Phyllis Fisher, Grace Bryson, and Bruce Hennessy for manning our exhibition table at the Long Island Suicide Prevention Conference last month at the Huntington Hilton.

February 5th: Informational/Educational Program @ 7:30 pm ROOM TWO- Come and join us for the CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR LIFE DVD viewing.

Through his brain imaging work at the Amen Clinics with tens of thousands of patients from 68 countries over the last two decades Dr. Daniel Amen has come to understand that you can literally change your brain and change your life. This is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in medicine, because with a better brain, always comes a better life. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR LIFE DVD is an extended version of the breakthrough Public Television special. It is packed with helpful tips and practical brain science including: Dr. Amen's SEVEN simple principles to change your brain and change your life. The ONE question you should ask yourself everyday if you really want to be successful in your life.Tips on how to be happier, more focused, less anxious and less depressed by balancing three important brain systems.A sneaky "brain based strategy" to deal with the most difficult people in your life.Clear, concise and effective strategies to make your brain great.TWELVE brain-healthy foods everyone should include in their diet.Things you can do NOW to prevent Alzheimer's disease. (and he's not kidding)

February 12th Peer Support Group @ 6:30 PM ROOM TWO- for individuals living with mental illness ONLY. Call Peter 631 473-0155 for info

February 19th General Support Group @ 7:30 PM ROOM THREE- for all who are affected by mental illness-individuals, family members, significant others and friends.

NEW! February 3rd and 17th ( 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.

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. Everything we do is 100% Volunteer powered. Please consider donating by going to and click on the DONATE button!

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! We need volunteers to be trained to teach Family to Family ( will be ONE more training on Long Island this FEBRUARY), Support group facilitators for general support groups, and for NAMI Connection, In Our Own Voice, BASICS, and Peer to Peer. Check our program section on our website to learn more about NAMI Signature programs or call Deb 675-6831


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

January 23-24 8:30-4:30 pm Pilgrim PC Rehab Auditorium

Email to register- Flyer is attached to email

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