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10 Tips for Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Work can play a vital role in recovery—it gives the day purpose. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of every day.
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

May Informational/Educational Program: Wednesday, May 7th 2014 at 7:30 pm at Mather Hospital; Conference Rooms Two

NAMI of Central Suffolk invites you to attend our Monthly Informational/Educational Program for Please join NAMI of Central Suffolk for


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) Hope to see you there! :-)

NAMI 12 week Family to Family Educational courses:

Mattituck: Priority seating goes to NAMI of Central Suffolk members. For more information call Sharon at (631) 680-0849 to register.

Northport VA Hospital: Priority seating goes to Veteran and NAMI families. Class starts March 6, 2014 For more info call Nancy Hollinshead at 631 987-3063 to register.

Hamptons area: Priority seating goes to NAMI of Central Suffolk members. For more information call Ellen for details 631 728-3082

Patchogue: Priority seating goes to NAMI of Central Suffolk Members: For more information call Phyllis (631) 842-3954 Class starts Monday April 28th 7-9:30 pm

NAMI Basics 6 week course:

Sponsored by NAMI of Central Suffolk and MHA of Suffolk- Starts Saturday, March 8th 10-12:30 pm at MHA of Suffolk 2000 Artic Ave Bohemia. For parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health conditions. Call Beth for info and to register (631) 673-6097 or

Below are NAMI Signature Programs you may be trained for by NAMI NYS. 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!

Upcoming Trainings: Family to Family and Peer to Peer May 16-18 at Ararat Center near Albany. Call Deb for infor and interview.


For family members, partners and friends of someone living with a mental illness 12-week course Disponible en Español "Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."

PEER TO PEER website:

For consumers (people living with a mental illness) 10-week course Disponible en Español "Peer-to-Peer has allowed me to take the focus off my illness and learn to balance it with the rest of my life. By engaging in recovery I am able to be more relaxed and productive both at work and home."

BASICS website:

For parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses Meets once a week for 6 weeks or twice a week for 3 weeks "This is the best program for families with children. It answers so many questions for parents. It can change and improve so many lives."


For providers of mental health services Meets for 6 weeks "This course has given me a much greater appreciation for the heroism of people living with mental illness and for the families who love and support them."


For school professionals Two hour in-service program "This program gave me a new understanding of the importance of my role in early recognition of kids with symptoms of mental illness and the urgency of early intervention on their behalf."


For consumers Meets once a week Disponible en Español "Im not alone! There is a place where people understand me, are there to help me, and I feel better about myself when I help someone else. I can get involved in NAMI Connection and make a difference!" Training in October in NYC


For family members/loved ones of someone living with a mental illness Meets once a month "Using the support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. Without the training, networking, and support of the group members I fear that support groups would become nothing more than "cry" sessions or “gripe” sessions. As a group the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities towards the issues." Training September 21-22 2013 at the Ararat Center in Greenville NY


For the general public Recurring one time presentations Disponible en Español "The reason why this program is such a valuable resource for us is that it puts a human face on people who are living successfully with a mental illness. Training September 21-22 2013 at the Ararat Center in Greenville NY


For the general public Online, interactive, educational initiative "This course has literally been a life saver. It has opened my eyes to better understanding my illness and methods of recovery I did not know about before taking the course."

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