2016 Events

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2015
    10:00 am

    Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    16 Main Street
    Hempstead, NY
    For information: (516) 489-2322 x1251

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 am

    Student Veteran Association(SVA)/Eastern Campus
    Suffolk County Community College
    121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
    Riverhead, NY
    For information and registration: 631-548-2516 or click here
    Registration Fee: $10.00
    The SVA is raising funds for Angel Bikes, Inc. to go toward gifting a Veteran at our Soldier Ride Event hosted Spring 2016. Angel Bikes, Inc. builds recumbent bikes for disabled Veterans. Angel Bikes, Inc. is a Selden based non-profit that has gifted over 30 bikes. 

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2015
    10:00 am

    Sponsored by the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
    Lakeland County Park
    Johnson Avenue
    Islandia, NY
    For information: 631-567-9484 or www.ligreenbelt.org
    Take an easy walk in Lakeland County Park and the north section of Connetquot State Park Preserve and see the headwaters of the Connetquot River and diverse woods. A good beginner’s walk. If raining, event will be cancelled.

  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2015
    5:00 pm

    Sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County and the Regional Multicultural Advisory Committee
    Hempstead High School
    201 President Street
    Hempstead, NY 11550
    For information: (516) 489-2322 x1251

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 am

    HIA-LI Workplace Wellness Conference & Expo
    IBEW Local 25
    370 Motor Parkway
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Click here to register or for more information.
    Discussions will include emerging policy, science, healthcare trends, and evidence-based practices associated with promoting and ensuring personal mental health and wellness. Presenters: Michael Stoltz, LCSW, CEO and Alexis Rodgers, LMSW, Coordinator of Community Education, Association for Mental Health & Wellness.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2015
    11:00 am

    Presented by the Mature Workers Program of the Urban League
    West Islip Public Library
    3 Higbie Lane
    West Islip, NY
    For information: 516-307-1820

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2015
    11:30 am

    Stony Brook School of Medicine
    Department of Psychiatry
    Health Science Center (HSC) Level 3, Lecture Hall 6
    Stony Brook, NY
    For information: Evelyn J. Bromet, PhD, 631-632-8853
    Grand Rounds with Conductor Ronald Braunstein and Executive Director Caroline Whiddon of the Me2 Orchestra: Music for Mental Health.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2015
    6:30 pm

    Riverhead Free Library
    330 Court Street
    Riverhead, NY 11901
    For information: (631) 727-3228 or click here
    With Ellen Tollefesen and other mental Health professionals.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pm

    Adelphi University
    Hauppauge Center
    55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge NY, 11788
    Rooms 8 & 9
    For information: 516-237-8606
    RSVP required to: quinnbeers@adelphi.edu
    Screening of the award winning documentary Poster Girl followed by a panel discussion led by speakers from the Northport VA Hospital: Colleen Aerne, LCSW; Kristen Maggio, LMSW; Gerri Kaplan, LCSW; and, Candice Torini, LMSW.
    Click here for event flyer.

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    9:00 am

    Sponsored by CN Guidance & Counseling Services.
    Location: Lennox Conference Room,
    950 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville, NY 11801
    For information: 516-822-6111 or www.CNGuidance.org
    Brief medical screenings
    • Enrollment
    • Mental health screenings
    • Peer services
    • Healthy snacks
    • Coat drive
    • Meditation and music activities
    • Medication collection and disposal
    • Educational resources

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    11:00 am

    Co-Sponsored by Mercy Haven, Inc. and North Shore/LIJ Southside Hospital
    Location: Mercy Haven, Inc.
    104 Second Avenue
    Brentwood, NY 11717
    For information and to RSVP: 631-277-8300
    Note: Parking available around the parking lot perimeter at Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Second Avenue, Brentwood (One building west of Mercy Haven)
    The Health and Wellness Fair will include free flu shots, stroke screening education, nutrition education, and diabetes education. Informatuon about South Oaks Hospital will be available as well as representatives from Mercy Haven’s housing and support programs.

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    12:00 pm

    Queensborough Community College
    QCC Quad
    222-05 56th Avenue
    Bayside, NY
    Rain location: Student Union Building

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    3:00 pm

    Federation of Organizations
    456 Waverly Avenue
    Patchogue NY 11772
    For information: Sharon Pizzo at (631) 447-6460 ext 2203 or www.fedoforg.org
    This informative  and illustrative presentation will help to define trauma, its signs and symptoms as well as strategies for wellness. Peer Advocates will also share their “triumphs” through their own recovery journeys.

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    6:00 pm

    Co-Sponsored by St. Joseph's College and the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project
    Location: St. Joseph's College
    O'Connor Hall, McGann Conference Room
    155 West Roe Boulevard
    Patchogue, NY
    Panel discussion to follow
    For information: (516) 835-6442 or (631) 687-5193
    The Homefront uses unprecedented access to service members to create a series of intimate portraits of America's military families.  A panel discussion will follow the screening to talk about the impact deployment has on military members and their families, and the struggles of reintegration as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  PBS link.

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pm

    Project9line
    600 Albany Avenue
    Amityville, NY 11701
    For information: (631) 841-1141
    Participants will practice a variety of meditation and breathing techniques as well as simple stretches to help reduce the side effects of stress and anxiety.

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    7:30 pm

    Sponsored by NAMI of Central Suffolk
    Location: John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
    75 North Country Road
    Conference Rooms 1 and 2
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    For information: (631) 675-6831 or www.namicentralsuffolkny.org
    Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) taught by Patty DeCarmine, LMT, will help you to learn how to set yourself free and enjoy the life you deserve!

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    8:30 amAll Day Conference

    Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center
    998 Crooked Hill Road
    Building B-102
    West Brentwood, NY 11717
    For information: Judith Pietropinto, Ph.D. (631) 761-2895
    For agenda, registration, and directions, click here
    Speakers include: Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center; John Kurek, MD; Janet Susin; Ann Laitman, MD; Kathleen Guzman; Lance Tabakman; Ryan Canedo, USMC Combat Veteran, Peer Specialist, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center; (Keynote) Matthew Costanzo, MS, CPRP, PPC Coordinator of Recovery Services; Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS).

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    9:00 am

    Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    16 Main Street
    Hempstead, NY
    For information: (516) 489-2322 x1251

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    9:00 am

    Sponsored by State Senator Kemp Hannon
    St. Paul’s School
    Field House
    295 Stewart Avenue
    Garden City, NY
    For information: click here or call 516-739-1700
    Showcasing services by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County. This free event also features flu vaccinations, pneumonia shots, screenings for blood pressure as well as many other resources to help seniors age in place and stay in their own community.

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    10:00 am

    Presented by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness
    Location: Synergy Center
    1380 Roanoke Avenue, Upstairs Conference Room
    Riverhead, NY
    For information: 631-471-7242
    Join John Patton in a presentation that will provide an overview of SSDI and SSI in addition to a review of the related supports associated for those who are receiving SSDI. Ways to obtain and maintain Medicaid for those who currently receive SSDI will be discussed, as well as alternatives for those who do not qualify for Medicaid. There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    11:00 am

    Presented by the Mature Workers Program of the Urban League
    Hempstead Public Library
    115 Nichols Court
    Hempstead, NY
    For information: 516-307-1820

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    12:00 pmIncludes Lunch (Reservations Required)

    Location: Nixon Peabody LLP
    50 Jericho Quadrangle, #300
    Jericho, NY 11753
    For information and reservations click here or call 631-471-7242 x1305
    Guest Speaker: Michael D. Reisman, Assistant Attorney General, Health Care Bureau, Office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
    Join Michael D. Reisman, Assistant Attorney General, Health Care Bureau, Office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a discussion on New York State mental health parity laws and the Attorney General's role in oversight and enforcement.

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    This event is made possible through the generosity of Nixon Peabody LLP

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    1:00 pm

    Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.
    829 Old Nichols Road
    Islandia, New York 11749
    For information or to RSVP: Carol Ann 631-348-1389 or cguerriero@pal-o-mine.org
    An interactive, hands-on demonstration of how experiential learning can take place through horses. Note: this is not horseback riding. All activity takes place on the ground. 

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pm

    Presented by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness
    Patchogue-Medford Library
    54-60 East Main Street
    Patchogue, NY 11772
    For information or to register: 631-654-4700
    Matt Costanzo, a mental health survivor, musician, public speaker and mental health professional, will discuss the challenges of fostering nurturing relationships and explore how to provide support to a loved one. Topics include the role of communication and trust through the recovery journey.

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pm

    Downtown Sayville Yoga
    2 South Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Sayville, NY 11782
    For information: 631-750-6668 or www.DowntownSayvilleYoga.com
    A short lecture describing yoga and how the practice of yoga is energy medicine for the mind, body, and spirit. This discussion will be followed by a practical demonstration of some yoga poses, yogic breathing, and a short meditation.

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    9:00 am

    Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    16 Main Street
    Hempstead, NY
    For information: (516) 489-2322 x1251 or click here to register.
    This training will discuss the ethical principles human service professionals must abide by including beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, fidelity, justice. and veracity. Common ethical dilemnas involving confidentiality, informed consent, and relationships with clients will be discussed.
    Pre-appreoved for 3.25 CRC/CRCC credits and approved OASAS credits.

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    9:30 am

    Huntington Hilton
    598 Route 110
    Melville, NY 11747
    For information: Mayra Spruill at (631) 471-7242 x1305.
    To register: click here

    Kathleen Flaherty, a member of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, will speak about her experiences with the Commission and her perspectives on their findings and the national debate that followed.

    Ms. Flaherty is an attorney and currently serves as Associate Executive Director of the Connecticut Legal Rights Project. She has also been open about her experiences with bi-polar disorder and depression and how these experiences shaped her voice and contributed to the recommendations of the Commission around mental health policy emanating from the horrific shooting of 26 school children.

    Ms. Flaherty's presentation will be as a part of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) regional membership meeting. However, admission is open to the public and free thanks to the support of the two major sponsors of Mental Health Awareness Week: South Oaks Hospital of North Shore/LIJ Health Systems, and Concern for Independent Living.

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    10:00 am

    Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
    445 Oak Street
    Copiague, NY 11726
    For information: 631-691-7080 x516381
    Meryl Cassidy, Executive Director of Response Hotline will be presenting on suicide awareness, focusing on what we can do as a community to support and empower one another, and the strength that can be found in asking for help. 

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    11:30 am

    Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
    445 Oak Street
    Copiague, NY 11726
    For information: 631-691-7080 x516381
    Participants will have the opportunity to create and decorate their own drums to take home and use for fun and stress relief.  There will also be a variety of percussion instruments available to participate in a lively drum circle, that was a great success last year. 

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    12:00 pm

    Association for Mental Health and Wellness
    Synergy Center
    1380 Roanoke Avenue
    Riverhead, NY 11901
    For Information: 631-369-0022 x1209
    Presented by Laura Lifari, M.A., Art Therapist
    Participants will have the opportunity to join in a fun atmosphere to create a community group mural that encourages connections to self and others. No art skill required.

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    6:30 pm

    Sponsored by East End Clinical Connections in partnership with Southampton Hospital
    Location: Parish Hall
    240 Meeting House Lane
    Southampton, NY 11968
    For information: 631-219-4365
    With so many returning Veterans on Long Island, there are many crucial issues they and their families face. This panel will discuss challenges and opportunities for Veterans and the people close to them.

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
    10:00 am

    Sponsored by Options for Community Living, Inc.
    Location: Options Thrift Shop
    392 Hawkins Avenue
    Ronkonkoma, NY
    For information: 631-676-4579
    Bring your kids for pumpkin painting, games, craft items, wreaths, seasonal decorations, and arrangements. All proceeds support programs that assist people with disabilities.
    Click here for event flyer.

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
    11:30 am

    Holy Trinity Baptist Church
    300 Albany Avenue
    Amityville, NY
    For information and to RSVP, click here
    This event is co-sponsored by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services' Office of Minority Health and the P.A.M. Project. The mission of the P.A.M Project (Preserve A Mom) is to advocate and promote the importance of physical and mental well-being for mothers, as well as to provide and promote the value of products, services, destinations, resources, and educational networking events that motivate mothers to be proactive with their overall well-being.

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
    12:00 pm

    Sponsored by the Community Mental Health Promotion project of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    Eisenhower Park
    1899 Hempstead Turnpike
    East Meadow, NY 11554
    Note: Event is free. Location in park: Pin Oak, Field Four (map)

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pm

    Presented by Project9Line
    Location: Hartigan Manor
    517 Central Avenue
    Bethpage, NY
    Admission: $30 civilians; $10 Veterans (with ID)
    For information: (631) 841-1141 or click here
    Great comedy, refreshments, and raffles.

  • Sun
    11
    Oct
    2015
    1:00 pm

    Sponsored by North Shore-LIJ Office of Military and Veterans Liaison Services
    Location: Eisenhower Park, Area 1
    East Meadow, NY
    For information: 631-647-2530 or click here
    North Shore-LIJ Rosen Family Wellness Center and Unified Behavioral Health Center present this Military and Veteran Family Day that will include child-oriented carnival games, crafts, and activities. Event is FREE. Raindate is October 18. Thanks to the Nassau County Department of Parks and North Shore-LIJ Southside Hospital for their support.

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016
    6:00 am100.3 FM WHTZ (Z-100)

    Tune in On Sunday Morning, October 2, 2016 from 6:00am to 6:30am to Z-100’s weekly public affairs program, “Get Active” Guests from the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) include Michael Stoltz, Anne-Marie Montijo, and Marcelle Leis with board member Silas W. Kelly serving as co-host. Learn about MHAW's mission and how you can help. Hear details about “Mental Health Awareness Week” and the wide array of events and activities that will take place. This show was co-produced and co-hosted by Skeery Jones and Silas W.Kelly, LMSW, a New York State NASW Member and Social Work Media Specialist. 

    WAYS TO LISTEN
    Radio: WHTZ 100.3-FM
    Internet: www.Z100.com
    Satellite Radio: XM, Channel 12
    Smartphone: Download the I Heart Radio app

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 am111 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013

    Sponsor: National Eating Disorders Association
    Info: 212-575-6200 | walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org | www.nedawalk.org/nyc2016
    NEDA Walks educate affected individuals and their families, while raising vital funds in the fight against eating disorders. Help create local communities of passionate advocates to support those on the path to recovery.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 amMental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Sponsor: Mental Health Association of Nassau County  www.mhanc.org
    Contact: Rachel Priest, Community Health Educator
    Info: 516-489-2322 x1251 | rpriest@mhanc.org
    Click here to register. (Registration required)
    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course over two days, 9:00am - 1:00pm, and you must attend both days.  MHFA gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. It builds mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. This adult MHFA course is for anyone who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    2:00 pm170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Comsewogue Public Library http://www.cplib.org
    Info: 631-928-1212 | cplprogramming@gmail.com
    "Running From Crazy: (Not Rated: 102 min) is a documentary about the personal journey of the Hemingway family through suicide and mental illness. Open to all Suffolk County residents.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    6:30 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play,  www.timetoplay.com
    Info: 631-331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    Part of "Enjoy Life and Stress Reduction Week." Andrew Harris, a teacher at Comsewogue High School, will host a study skills class for students, Grades 1-7. Then stay for a live radio broadcast of "Say What you Want to Say" hosted by Peter Brindly.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    6:30 pmWRHU 88.7 FM

    Program Topic: "Distinguishing between PTSD and Abusive Behavior"
    Guests: Dr. Mayer Bellehsen, Northwell Health, United Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families, and; Charlene D. Rogers, Long Island Against Domestic Violence.
    3 Ways to Listen!
    88.7 FM
    WRHU.org
    Radio Hofstra App: Android | iPhone

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pmHampton Library, 2478 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

    Presented by the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton
    Info: 631-702-2423 | eltoll@optonline.net
    The film 'No Kidding, Me 2!' is from Joe Pantoliano of The Sopranos, Memento, and The Matrix. He made this documentary directorial debut as part of his fight against the stigma and shame of mental/brain disease. Nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation. Here Pantoliano’s candid and humorous discussions with his family shed light on their struggles with clinical depression. It also includes compelling stories of a brain surgeon with bipolar disorder, a psychologist with ADHD, and three high school students managing bipolar disorder and clinical depression. Each discusses the struggle before they were diagnosed, including attempts at self-medication and other destructive behavior. Hope and encouragement are discovered when, managing their own recovery, they realize they are not alone. A discussion with refreshments will follow the viewing of this film.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play,  www.timetoplay.com
    Info: 631-331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    Part of "Enjoy Life and Stress Reduction Week." Andrew Harris, a teacher at Comsewogue High School, will host a study skills class for students, Grades 8-12. Then stay for a live radio broadcast of "Say What you Want to Say" hosted by Peter Brindly.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    8:30 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play,  www.timetoplay.com
    Info: 631-331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    Part of "Enjoy Life and Stress Reduction Week." Participate in a live radio podcast and peer discussion. Hosted by Peter Brindly, a 20-year-old senior at Stony Brook University and member of the Time to Play board.

  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 amStony Brook Medicine, 101 Nichols Road, HSC Level 4, Atkins Learning Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794

    Presented by Stony Brook Medicine Neurosciences Institute: https://neuro.stonybrookmedicine.edu
    Contact: Dr. Kristie Golden
    Info: 631-444-2032 | kristie.golden@stonybrookmedicine.edu
    Two psychiatrists will be presenting about changes in mental hygiene laws and the impact it has on the delivery of care.

  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmHuntington Hilton, 598 Route 110, Melville, NY 11747

    Sponsor: Association for Mental Health and Wellness with the Suffolk Care Collaborative and the Nassau/Queens Performance Provider System
    Contact: Mayra Spruill, Executive Assistant to the C.E.O.
    Info: 631-471-7242 x1305 | mspruill@mhaw.org
    Click here for more information and to RSVP.
    ba30222f-e99c-47ea-83cd-497bff78a025This is a free event. For those requiring Social Work Continuing Education Credit, a $20 fee will be charged. This presentation will provide an overview of the social determinants of mental health, review the evidence of mental health inequities in the United States, and consider solutions to addressing the social determinants of mental health from a policy perspective. We are pleased that Dr. Ruth Shim will be the featured presenter at this workshop.

  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    6:30 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play Foundation www.timetoplay.com
    Contact: 631 331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    Come join us for an introduction to the relaxing benefits of yoga. Geared for students grades 1-12, taught by Comsewogue High School teacher Andrew Harris.

  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    7:45 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play Foundation www.timetoplay.com
    Contact: 631 331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    Come join us for an introduction to the relaxing benefits of yoga. Geared for all ages. Stephanie Love, Intuitive Yoga instructor.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    9:30 amSuffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, Babylon Student Center, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College
    Contact: Sarah Boles, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-451-4530 | boless@sunysuffolk.edu
    Mental Health Awareness Day provides information on community mental health resources as well as information on specific topics related to mental health.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    9:30 amSCCC Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College: SCCC Cares and the Office of Campus Activities
    Location: Peconic Building, Room 100
    Presenter: Maggie Marcincuk, MA, LCSW, SCCC Eastern Campus, Coordinator of Mental Health Services

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 am600 Albany Avenue, Amityville,NY 11701

    Presented by Urban League of Westchester
    Contact: Elvira Lovaglio-Duncan, Program Manager
    Info: 631-464-4560 or 516-850-5104 | duncan_elvira@hotmail.com
    Learn to relax in one of the most stressful situations: job interviews. Experience face-to-face meetings with companies that are senior friendly. Get a resume critique. The career and life experience along with a strong work ethic make our older workers critical to the work force.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amThe Center for Transformative Change, 108 Madison Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County and the Center for Transformative Change.
    Contact: Jeanne Cacciatore, Director of Education and Training
    Info: 516-489-2322 x1250 | jcacciatore@mhanc.org or rpriest@mhanc.org
    The Mental Health Association of Nassau County (MHANC) will CONNECT with the Mary Brennan Inn's new and unique facility, the Center for Transformative Change. Located immediately adjacent to the INN’s soup kitchen in Hempstead, the CTC serves as a resource center to assist guests of the soup kitchen improve their life circumstances and/or become self-sufficient. The facility also houses a Clothing Boutique where guests can acquire free clothing and housewares. All are welcome to stop by, receive information, and learn about both MHANC and CTC.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 amSuffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Campus Quad, Selden, NY 11784

    Presented by: Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project
    Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director
    Info: (631) 946-0147 | mleis@mhaw.org
    Add'l Contact: Shannon O'Neill, College Director of Veterans Affairs, (631) 451-4869, oneills@sunysuffolk.edu
    Participants will do 22 push-ups every 22 minutes. In between, sponsoring organizations will speak for a few minutes either sharing a personal story or talking about the programs that are offered and how physical health and wellness has changed their outlook on life and the impact it has had on their life. Veteran resource tables will be on display to hand out organization and community information. The goal of the event is to promote awareness of the issues surrounding Veterans’ suicide as well as healthy ways to promote positive mental health through physical health and wellness. The event will also raise awareness and provide resources to student Veterans and peers regarding organizations providing health and wellness programs. 

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 amSouthampton Town Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

    Presented by Southampton Town Senior Services
    Contact: Virginia Bennett, Community Services
    Info: 631-702-2423 | vbennett@southamptontownny.gov or  eltoll@optonline.net
    Fresh from her performance with Maggie Bloomfield in their one act show "Break Out!," Susan Dingle will be at the Southampton Town Community Center to present a lighthearted discussion of mental health concerns for senior citizens. A question and answer session will follow with helpful resources on hand. A luncheon is provided for those who wish to stay.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 amSCCC Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College: SCCC Cares and the Office of Campus Activities
    Location: Peconic Student Center, SharkTank
    Presenter: Charyl Ozkaya, RM/T, Inner Healing Arts

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 amSCCC Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College: SCCC Cares and the Office of Campus Activities
    Location: Peconic Student Center, Shark Tank
    Massage presented by Massage on the Go.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    12:00 pmSCCC Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College: SCCC Cares and the Office of Campus Activities
    Location: Peconic Student Center, Shark Tank
    Presenter: Charyl Ozkaya, RM/T, Inner Healing Arts

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    12:30 pm1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
    Sagtikos Building, Van Nostrand Theatre
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmAssociation for Mental Health and Wellness, 939 Johnson Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    silo-logoCo-sponsored by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) and Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO).
    Contact: Anne Marie Montijo, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, MHAW
    Info: 631-471-7242 x1432 | amontijo@mhaw.org
    Brooke Ellison became a quadriplegic after she was struck by a car as a seventh-grader. In 2002, her inspirational life story was published in "Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey." Her life accomplishments -- which include earning a bachelors and master's degree from Harvard University, a PhD from SUNY Stony Brook, and running for New York State Senate -- have been an inspiration to many. A 2004 television film was directed by fellow quadriplegic Christopher Reeve, star of Superman. In 2009, Ellison teamed up with director James Siegel to create the winning documentary "Hope Deferred," which aims to educate the general public about embryonic stem cell research.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmSCCC Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College: SCCC Cares and the Office of Campus Activities
    Location: Peconic Student Center, Shark Tank
    Presenter: Marcia Turn Powsky, LMT, Joshua's Place

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmSCCC Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College: SCCC Cares and the Office of Campus Activities
    Location: Peconic Building, Room 100
    Presenter: Gene Hamilton, LMT, EFTP, Joshua's Place

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    2:00 pm1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
    Sagtikos Building, Van Nostrand Theatre
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    3:00 pm3600 Route 112, Coram, NY 11727

    Sponsor: Pederson-Krag Centers
    http://pederson-krag.org
    Info: Carolyn Dornstauder, Division Director, 631-920-8500 | cdornstauder@pedersonkrag.org
    A creative arts afternoon filled with information from various behavioral health and substance abuse services/programs. Representation by the following: Addiction Recovery Services, Care Coordination, ACT Teams, Children & Family Services (including WAVE), PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services), and an overview of Mental Health First Aid by Dr. Max Banilivy. All present at the event will participate in the creation of a piece of art work commemorating the event.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    4:30 pm1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College,  Grant Campus
    Sagtikos Building, Van Nostrand Theatre
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play Foundation www.timetoplay.com
    Contact: 631 331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    Come join Joanne Lauro, from the office of Dr. Brian Yonks, a member of the North Brookhaven Chamber.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pm55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Presented by the Adelphi University School of Social Work, Hauppauge Center, http://socialwork.adelphi.edu
    Contact: Joanne Quinn-Beers, DSW, or Suzanne Marmo, Ph.D.
    Info: 516-237-8606, 516-237-8608 | quinnbeers@adelphi.edu or marmo-roman@adelphi.edu
    This 2015 documentary is an honest and moving look at one family’s journey with mental illness as a father and son walk across their state in an attempt to shatter mental health stigmas. After a Missouri high school loses three students to suicide, Mark Norwine (a mental health advocate) embarks on a 200-mile walk, seeking to educate students and better understand the epidemic for himself. Mark is joined by his son, Eric, but when the road proves difficult, father and son must confront their own mental health struggles, which they've kept secret for a long time. Endorsed by universities and mental health organizations across the U.S., Walking Man is an honest look at a family's journey with mental illness.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pm16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    Contact: Jeanne Cacciatore, Director of Education and Training
    Info: 516-489-2322 x1250 | jcacciatore@mhanc.org Stories of Hope and Recovery at the Mental Health Association of Nassau County's Adult Family Support Group features a dynamic discussion about one individual's gratitude for her own mental health challenges. It includes her love/hate relationship with mood stabilizing medications, how DBT and mindfulness skills saved her family, and the differences between symptom management and true recovery.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pmMather Hospital, 75 North Country Road, Rooms 1 & 2, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

    Presented by: NAMI of Central Suffolk
    Contact: Deb Mayo, President
    Info: 631-675-6831 | lighteoflove@aol.com
    Tracy Puglisi, Coordinator of Peer Recovery and Wellness Education at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, will be the featured presenter. Learn how this model is an evidence based practice and how helpful it has been to individuals working toward recovery and with people who have had similar life experiences.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    8:00 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play Foundation www.timetoplay.com
    Contact: 631 331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    Come join MarciaGrace Topin, Unveiling the Heart, member of the North Brookhaven Chamber.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 amLocation(s): TBA

    Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component.

    National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening for Mental Health (SMH) pioneered National Depression Screening Day as the first, voluntary, mental health screening initiative in 1990.

    Twenty-five years later, NDSD has expanded to thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations providing the program to the public each year.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amHempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County and the Hempstead Public Library
    Contact: Antonia Dileo
    Info: 516-489-2322 x1255 | adileo@mhanc.org or rpriest@mhanc.org
    This free event will provide attendees with a wide range of information and referrals regarding mental health and wellness resources, issues, and skills to support the health and well-being of the community.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 am1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
    Captree Commons Cafe
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    Free food, giveaways, and entertainment. This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 am1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Suffolk County Community College
    Captree Commons Gallery
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 amMercy Haven, Inc., 104 2nd Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Co-Presented by Mercy Haven, Inc. and Southside Hospital/Northwell Health
    Note: Parking is available at Knights of Columbus parking lot just west of Mercy Haven.
    Info: 631-277-8300
    The Health and Wellness Fair will include free flu shots, stroke screening education, nutrition education, diabetes education, and more. Representatives from South Oaks Hospital and Mercy Haven's housing and support programs will be available.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    12:30 pm1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
    Captree Commons, Room 113
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmPal-O-Mine Equestrian, 829 Old Nichols Road, Islandia, NY 11749

    We are sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    2:00 pm1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
    Captree Commons, Room 113
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    3:30 pm1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
    Captree Commons, Room 113
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    4:00 pmSunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park, NY 11754

    Sponsor: Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Population Health Improvement Program
    Contact: Sarah Ravenhall, Program Manager, LI PHIP
    Info: 631-257-6959 | sravenhall@nshc.org
    Let's "Light the Path" at Sunken Meadow to spread the word about Mental Health.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    5:30 pmRiverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Sponsor: Association for Mental Health and Wellness  www.mhaw.org
    For info: 631-796-0650 | ktollefsen@mhaw.org
    Please join us in welcoming to the community the newly formed "Recovery Center East." We are a group of individuals who identify as having, or had, struggled with a mental health and or substance abuse issue. We encourage you to share light refreshments and conversation about who we are and how your participation in can benefit you. We strive to make meaningful and supportive connections within our community with individuals who share similar strengths and experiences.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    6:00 pmNorth Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce Train Car, Corner of Route 112 and Route 347, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation & North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Founder, Time to Play,  www.timetoplay.com
    Info: 631-331-2675 | doreen@timetoplay.com
    If you are experiencing financial stress or finding it hard to make ends meet, come and speak with Rhonda Kich of the Equity First Foundation, a not-for-profit that specializes in providing financial guidance for businesses and consumers. Plus, find out about job opportunities, resume writing, and improving your interviewing skills presented by First in Service Staffing Solutions.

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    6:15 pmAssociation for Mental Health and Wellness, Pollack Center, 939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    Presented by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness www.mhaw.org
    Info: 631-471-7242
    The movie, "Healing Voices" (http://healingvoicesmovie.com) will be screened followed by a panel discussion that will include advocate Celia Brown, who is featured in the film.

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    12:30 pm1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Sponsor: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
    Health, Sports, and Education Center
    Contact: Nicole Borzelleca, LMHC, Coordinator of Mental Health Services
    Info: 631-851-6351 | borzeln@sunysuffolk.edu
    Meditation, yoga, physical activities for wellness, massage chairs, music therapy, and alternative health screenings. This event, part of SCCC's Grant Campus Wellness Week, provides the college community with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    8:30 amMolloy College, Wilbur Arts Center, Hays Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571

    Co-Sponsors: Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc., Molloy College Department of Social Work, and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service Collaborative Program at Molloy College
    Contact: Dr. Lisa Newland, 516-323-3887
    Admission is FREE.  Registration required: Click here
    Approved for three Continuing Education hours
    Keynote Speaker: Michael Allen, Esq., Relman, Dane and Colfax
    Panel Discussion:
    • David Nemiroff, LCSW, Executive Director, Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center
    • Michael Stoltz, LCSW, CEO, Association for Mental Health and Wellness
    • Michael Wigutow, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Nassau/Suffolk Law Service
    • Michelle Santantonio, Executive Director, Long Island Housing Services

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    8:30 amRuth S. Harley University Center at Adelphi University, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

    Presented by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities Services' Behavioral Health Awareness Campaign, the Nassau County Department of Human Services, the Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services, and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County in co-sponsorship with Adelphi University’s School of Social Work. Register: $25 fee. Click here.
    Contact: Yvonne Lyon, Education Coordinator
    Info: 516-489-2322 x1257 | ylyon@mhanc.org
    We're on a mission to bring service providers together, to find the existing silos of service for the under-served populations in the community with the goal to utilize coalition building to connect the silos and merge services to cross the gaps in the systems of care in Nassau County.

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    9:30 amRestore Wellness and Yoga (at Rockaby Farm Yoga Loft) 44 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980

    Presented by Restore Wellness and Yoga www.restorewellnessandyoga.com
    Contact: Corinne Carey
    Info: 631-353-9117 | restorewellnessandyoga@gmail.com
    Yoga has long been seen as a tool for improving physical, spiritual and mental health. In observance of MHA week, Restore Wellness and Yoga at Rockaby Farm Yoga Loft is offering a free Gentle Yoga class. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga practice and will include meditation and the use of essential oils. If you are new to yoga and have been curious this is the time to start!

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amOptions Thrift Shop, 392 Hawkins Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    Presented by: Options for Community Living, Inc. www.optionscl.org
    Contact: Linda Longo, Community Resources Coordinator
    Info: 631-676-4579, 631-361-9020 x1119 |
    info@optionscl.org
    Children can paint pumpkins and play Halloween games. The fair also will feature mums, herbs, fall annuals and perennials, craft items, wreaths and other seasonal decorations and arrangements that will be available for purchase. Options’ staff will be available during the fair to share information and discuss our residential programs for Long Islanders with mental illness.

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmGreat South Bay YMCA, 200 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706

    Presented by Northwell Health Unified Center, Northport VA, and the Bay Shore YMCA.
    Contact: Dr. Mayer Bellehsen, Director
    Contact: 631-647-2530 | UBHC@Northwell.edu
    Fun family activities for military and Veteran families. Click here to RSVP so we can best estimate the number of attendees. However, you are still welcome to register at the door of you did not have a chance to do so in advance.

  • Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016
    5:00 amTrip to Washington, D.C.

    Sponsor: New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) www.DestinationDignity.org
    Contact: Julie Burroughs Erdman
    Info: 516-313-9583 | jberdman1214@gmail.com
    Join us in making history as we March for Dignity and Change in Mental Health in Washington D.C. On October 10, World Mental Health Day, we shall honor all on the path of recovery. Indignities against people with mental health and substance abuse challenges contributes to isolation and abysmally high mortality rates. We will stand against the stigma that has kept so many silent, sick, and alone. Call for justice across the world. Lay your claim to dignity!

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    4:45 pmBrookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Town Board Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Farmingville, NY 11738

    Presented by Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright
    Contact: Jennifer L. Martin, MPA, J.D., 631-451-6963
    Community and government mental health providers are invited to attend this Town Board meeting to kick-off Mental Health Awareness Week and make a brief statement during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. The goal is to make the public aware of the scope of mental illness and the resources available. The Town will also launch a public awareness campaign and encourage the community to take the "Stigma Free" pledge by making the pledge available on the Town website, and sending it to community organizations and schools. Town Board members will also take the pledge at the meeting.

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 amPort Jefferson Station NYS DOT Parking Lot

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation and Brookhaven Town
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Enjoy Life Community, 631-451-6963
    doreen@timetoplay.com
    Join us during Mental Health Awareness Week to raise your awareness of actions that have an impact on mental health and well being and connect with resources to help you have a better life. Note: parking lot is north of intersection of Cherub Lane and Rte. 112 in Port Jefferson Station.

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 amClinton Court and Clinton Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Contact: Fern Schanback, Director of Business Development, 516-489-2322 x1111 fschanback@mhanc.org
    Join MHANC as we kick off Mental Health Awareness Week! This event will feature guest speakers, music and dance featuring B.E.A.T.S. Cru, interactive wellness booths, information tables from local agencies, and much more!

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    1:00 pmGreat South Bay YMCA, 200 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706

    Presented by the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families: Northwell Health; Northport VAMC; and, the Great South Bay YMCA
    For information, contact: 631-647-2530 or ubhc@northwell.edu
    The Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families hosts this program in partnership with the Great South Bay YMCA, the Northport VAMC Caregiver Program, and the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project. Festivities will include child and family carnival games, crafts, and activities such as family Zumba and family swim. The event is free.
    Military Veteran Family Day-2017

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 pmLocation to be determined

    Presented by Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative/F.E.E.D. and Center For Discovery
    Contact: Randi Zimmerman, Director of Psychotherapy, EDTC/F.E.E.D., 516-987-4959 randizimmerman@edtc-feed.com | www.thecenterfordiscovery.org | www.eatingdisordertreatmentspecialists.com
    Join us for a dinner and discussion about eating disorder treatment.

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 amJericho, Plainview, and Hauppauge

    Presented by the Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative/F.E.E.D.
    Locations:
    ~ 366 North Broadway, Suite PHW-1, Jericho, NY 11753
    ~ 100 Manetto Hill Road, Suite 205, Plainview, NY 11803
    ~ 111 Smithtown Bypass, Suite 101, Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Contact: Randi Zimmerman, LCSW-R, CEDS and Susan Esposito, RD, CDN, 516-513-1284, info@eatingdisordertreatmentspecialists.com
    If you or a loved one may be suffering from an eating disorder, please call and make an appointment to meet with out specially trained therapists and start to get the help you deserve!

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 amTown of Hempstead, 1 Washington Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Town of Hempstead and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    Contact: Fern Schanback, Director of Business Development, 516-489-2322 fschanback@mhanc.org
    This flag raising ceremony is in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week. All are welcome at this event taking place at Hempstead Town Hall.

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 amSuffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project
    Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director, 631-946-0147, mleis@mhaw.org www.dwyerproject.org
    To promote awareness of the issues surrounding Veterans suicide as well as healthy ways to promote positive mental health through physical health and wellness. Our goal is provide important resources to student Veterans and peers regarding organizations that provide physical health and wellness programs. The "22" number was part of a statistic that was originally released through a case study by the Department of Veteran Affairs in 2012, but since then they released an updated study showing the rate had fallen to "20" Veteran suicides per day.
    22 every 22 challenge (2017)

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    1:30 pmShelter Rock Public Library, 165 Searingtown Road, South Albertson, NY 11507

    Presented by the Shelter Rock Public Library and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    Contact: Rachel Priest, Community Health Educator, 516-489-2322 x1251
    The Mental Health Association of Nassau County will be hosting a table with information about the agency and its programs, as well as up-to-date information about mental health and our communities. Stop by to learn more about these topics or with any other questions you may have about services in Nassau County.

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 pmComsewogue Library, 170 Terryville Rd., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time To Play Foundation and Brookhaven Town
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Enjoy Life Community, 631-451-6963
    doreen@timetoplay.com

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    6:50 amGentlemen's Driving Park, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time to Play Foundation and Brookhaven Town
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Enjoy Life Community, 631-451-6963, doreen@timetoplay.com
    Note: Track Entrance is east of Morgan Avenue on Canal Road, closest to the new TJ Maxx.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    8:30 am16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by Mental Health Association of Nassau County
    Contact: Yvonne Lyon, Education Coordinator, 516-489-2322 x1257, ylyon@mhanc.org
    Fee: $50
    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and community volunteers.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 amStony Brook School of Medicine, Lecture Hall 6, Stony Brook, NY 11794

    Presented by Stony Brook School of Medicine
    Contact: Evelyn J. Bromet, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, 631-638-1920, evelyn.bromet@stonybrookmedicine.edu
    Join Dr. Michele Pato on this Grand Rounds presentation followed by a luncheon to include faculty, residents, and medical students. Dr. Pato will be bringing her brain scans! It’s quite a story and amazing that she’s alive to tell it and where it has left in her in terms of long-term mental health concerns. Dr. Pato graduated from Brown University, did her MD at the University of Cincinnati and her residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research has focused primarily on OCD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Pato's passion is medical student and residency education.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    3:30 pmComsewogue District Office, 290 Norwood Ave., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time To Play Foundation and Brookhaven Town
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Enjoy Life Community, 631-451-6963 doreen@timetoplay.com
    Bring a towel or mat. Free and open to the public.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    5:00 pmRiverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Recovery Center East and the Riverhead Free Library
    Contact: 631-727-3228 or contact@riverheadlibrary.org.
    The Disney film "Inside Out" is a PG rated Pixar film in which an eleven-year-old Riley moves with her family from the Midwest to San Francisco. It is during this move where she experiences a range of emotions that impact her through everyday life. There will be a discussion after the screening about the importance of being able to express all emotions.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    5:30 pmBrookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, 100 Hospital Road, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Patchogue, New York

    Presented by Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
    Contact: Matt McCluskey, MS, CRC, 631-852-1070, mmccluskey@bmhmc.org
    There will be a presentation from BMHMC's Chairperson of Psychiatry, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works in an Integrated Care setting, and the Diabetes Wellness Educator.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 pmJFK Middle School, Cafeteria, 200 Jayne Blvd., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Enjoy Life Community
    Contact: Doreen Guma, 631-451-6963, doreen@timetoplay.com
    Bring your favorite game and join us for a fun evening of trivia and games while we learn about mental health and wellness. Prizes and light refreshments.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 amRadisson Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge , NY 11788

    Presented by Johnson & Johnson
    Contact: Louise Taylor, Suffolk County Probation Re-Entry Task Force, 631-852-5054
    George Bylik, Director of Health Policy for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, will present the Stepping Up Initiative, a project model that engages stakeholders to help reduce the over-representation of people with psychiatric disabilities in our jails. There is no fee and no advance registration is needed.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    9:30 am533 College Road, Babylon Student Center, Selden, NY 11784

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College
    For information, contact: Sarah Boles, Faculty Coordinator of Mental Health Services, 631-451-4530, boless@sunysuffolk.edu
    This event includes informational workshops on mental health topics as well as agency representatives providing information on mental health issues and treatment. Topics covered will include mood disorders, anxiety, suicide prevention, relationship problems, eating disorders, support for crime victims, addiction, and the effect of social media on mental health. The Response Crisis Center will provide students and visitors with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 am600 Albany Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701

    Presented by the Urban League of Westchester's Urban Seniors Job Program
    Contact: Elvira Lovaglio-Duncan, Program Director, 631-464-4560, duncan_elvira@hotmail.com
    Event will emphasize diabetes care and mental health. Many employers looking for workers will be on-site.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    10:30 amSuffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Presented by the Response Crisis Center and Suffolk County Community College
    Contact: 631-751-7500, lperagallo@responsehotline.org or www.ResponseCrisisCenter.org
    The Response Crisis Center joins Suffolk County Community College on Mental Health Awareness Day during the Annual Mental Health Awareness Week. This day provides students and visitors with a wide range of information concerning mental health issues and skills to support academic and personal success. Local agencies that provide services and support to our community will be represented at resource tables throughout the event.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 am2288 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710

    Presented by the Bellmore Memorial Library (www.bellmorelibrary.org)
    Contact: Rachel Priest, Community Health Educator, Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 516-489-2322 x1251, rpriest@mhanc.org
    Jeanne Cacciatore, LMSW, Program Director, Education and Training Department, Mental Health Association of Nassau County, will be hosting a table with information about the agency, current trends in mental wellness, as well as an overview of Mental Health First Aid. Stop by for more information about these topics, or any other questions you may have about services in Nassau County.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 amSuffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project
    Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director, 631-946-0147, mleis@mhaw.org www.dwyerproject.org
    To promote awareness of the issues surrounding Veterans suicide as well as healthy ways to promote positive mental health through physical health and wellness. Our goal is provide important resources to student Veterans and peers regarding organizations that provide physical health and wellness programs. The "22" number was part of a statistic that was originally released through a case study by the Department of Veteran Affairs in 2012, but since then they released an updated study showing the rate had fallen to "20" Veteran suicides per day. Click here for flyer.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 amSuffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project
    Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director, 631-946-0147, mleis@mhaw.org www.dwyerproject.org
    To promote awareness of the issues surrounding Veterans suicide as well as healthy ways to promote positive mental health through physical health and wellness. Our goal is provide important resources to student Veterans and peers regarding organizations that provide physical health and wellness programs. The "22" number was part of a statistic that was originally released through a case study by the Department of Veteran Affairs in 2012, but since then they released an updated study showing the rate had fallen to "20" Veteran suicides per day. Click here for flyer.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    12:00 pm144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520

    Presented by the Freeport Memorial Library (www.freeportlibrary.info)
    Contact: Rachel Priest, Community Health Educator, Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 516-489-2322 x1251, rpriest@mhanc.org
    Norma Fernandez, Bilingual (Spanish) Outreach Supervisor, Care Coordination Department, Mental Health Association of Nassau County, will be hosting a table with information about the agency, current trends in mental wellness, as well as an overview of Mental Health First Aid. Stop by for more information about these topics, or any other questions you may have about services in Nassau County.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    1:00 pmMercy Haven, Inc., 104 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Presented by Northwell Health and Mercy Haven, Inc.
    Contact: Jackie Burbridge, Director of Development, 631-277-8300, jburbridge@mercyhaven.com
    "It’s more common than we think… mental illness affects us all." Members of the community are invited to join with Mercy Haven staff for a thought-provoking lecture and discussion presented by Northwell Health Nurse Managers Colby Povill and Katiana Roseme.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    6:00 pmAdelphi University Hauppauge Center, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Presented by the Adelphi University Hauppauge Center School of Social Work
    Contact: Nateisha Reid, 516-833-8182, nreid@adelphi.edu
    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, our keynote speaker Ms. Sheri-Ann N. Best, LCSW-R, will facilitate a discussion on Stress Management and Self-Care. Ms. Best will share tips and strategies on managing academic, personal, and professional stress. Learn about self-care and the regular use of it to be your best self!
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  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 pm170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by Response Crisis Center and the Comsewogue Public Library
    Contact: 631-928-1212
    Learn about anxiety, stress-coping strategies, risk factors, and warning signs of suicide and depression. A representative from the Response Crisis Center will speak about its free, 24/7 phone counseling. This program is open to all Suffolk County residents.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 pmComsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by Response Crisis Center and Comsewogue Public Library
    Contact: 631-751-7500, lperagallo@responsehotline.org or www.ResponseCrisisCenter.org
    This informative session provides information on mental health concerns affecting our communities such as anxiety, depression, non suicidal self-injury, and suicide. Risk factors and warning signs of suicide will lead into suicide prevention and intervention strategies. This program provides valuable information on how to help yourself, or someone who is struggling, through a suicidal crisis.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 pmRiverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by the Riverhead Free Library
    Contact: 631-727-3228 or contact@riverheadlibrary.org
    In this film Joe Pantoliano and his family talk about his struggle with clinical depression. Compelling stories of six other people suffering from mental illness include a brain surgeon with bipolar disorder and three high school students. The goal is to break down stigma surrounding mental health.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 pmJFK Middle School, 200 Jayne Blvd., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Time To Play Foundation and Brookhaven Town
    Contact: Doreen Guma, Enjoy Life Community, 631-451-6963, doreen@timetoplay.com
    Bring a towel or mat. Free and open to all community members!

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    9:30 amWard Melville High School, 380 Old Town Road, Setauket, NY 11733

    Presented by Response Crisis Center and Ward Melville High School
    Ward Melville High School, 380 Old Town Road, Setauket, NY 11733
    Contact:  631-751-7620 or lperagallo@responsehotline.org
    Response Crisis Center joins Ward Melville High School for their Patriot Pride Day. This day is about kindness, compassion, and helping others. Local agencies which provide support and services join together to share valuable information and resources to the students. Response Crisis Center will conduct a workshop on Emotional Crisis-Coping and Self Care.

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    1:00 pmMercy Haven, Inc., 705 Montauk Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706

    Presented by Mercy Haven, Inc.
    Contact: Jackie Burbridge, Director of Development, 631-277-8300 jburbridge@mercyhaven.com
    A key element to recovery is safe, stable, affordable housing and a support system to help along the way. Join us at Mercy Haven’s Community Residence in Bay Shore to learn about resources in the community and talk with residents, staff, family members, and providers of support services. Staff will be on hand to share information on job opportunities available at Mercy Haven. This is a great event for family, friends, professionals, students, and members of the community to learn, share, and celebrate recovery! This is a free event, however registration is recommended.

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    2:00 pm170 North Coleman Road, Centereach, NY 11720

    Presented by the the Centereach Bible Church, 170 North Coleman Road, Centereach, NY 11720
    Contact: Scott R. Kraniak, ThB, MMCC, Pastor/Counselor, 631-732-3283, debgrady@optonline.net www.cbctruth.com
    Event link: Click here
    AGENDA
    2:00 pm Welcome and Introduction
    2:15 pm Scott R. Kraniak ThD, M.M.C.C. (Pastor/Counselor/Author) “Depression, Anxiety, and the Child of God”
    2:45 pm Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Anne Palagonia
    3:00 pm Special dedication in memory of Jennifer Palagonia
    3:30 pm Dr. Steven Rise, PhD, LCSW-R
    3:50 pm Councilman Kevin J. LaValle
    4:00 pm Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau
    4:20 pm Dr. Carol Carter, Sunshine Prevention Center
    4:40 pm Pastor Scott R. Kraniak
    5:00 pm Intermission | Refreshments | Resource Table
    6:00 pm Jena Pinkham
    6:20 pm Bernadette Peters
    6:50 pm Pastor Jim Ryan, Lighthouse Mission
    7:15 pm Overview | Closing Prayer
    7:30 pm Meet and Greet Speakers at the Resource Table

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  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    3:00 pmVail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

    Presented by Recover Center East and NYAPRS |
    Contact: Katherine Tollefsen, 631-369-4418 x1901, rceast@mhaw.org or jberdman1214@gmail.com
    3:30 pm: Destination Dignity is a social justice movement against stigma and discrimination. National mental health advocate and NYAPRS Executive Director, Harvey Rosenthal, will speak about the march planned for October 13, 2018, in New York City.
    4:45 pm: Light Dinner and Live Music
    6:00 pm: Healing Voices is an award-winning documentary featuring three people: Oryx, Dan, and Jen. Meet Oryx and Dan after the film for a discussion and reception! They will change the way you look at mental illness.Healing Voices at the Vail-Leavitt

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    6:00 pmNorthwell Health: Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families,132 East Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706

    Presented by Northwell Health: Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families
    Contact: 631-647-2530 UBHC@Northwell.edu
    This workshop will focus on increasing resilience and well-being within military and veteran families via promotion of skills aimed at improving communication and reducing conflict. Child related activities will be offered and food will be served. While an RSVP in advance is recommended, same day registrants are welcome.

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 pmRogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY 11968

    Presented by the Southampton Town and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
    Contact: Virginia Bennett, Community Resource Director, 631-702-2423, vbennett@southamptontownny.gov
    Eric Arauz is a renowned Life Transformation speaker and the award-winning author of his life story, “An American Resurrection.” Eric’s talk will use art, science, literature, and personal narrative to travel with the audience through his “unbelievable but not unlivable” life’s journey. This journey took him from near lethal child abuse and numerous psychiatric hospitalizations to a medical school faculty appointment, multiple national advocacy awards, and creating the first statewide trauma training for all child welfare workers in New Jersey. Eric has survived his mental illness and has used his experience to assist others. “I’m not successful in spite of my mental illness, I am successful because of it.”

  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017
    8:30 amHilton Long Island, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747

    Presented by F.R.E.E.: Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.
    Keynote Speaker: Lucy Winer, award winning film maker. Director and producer of "Kings Park."
    Click here for event flyer.
    For information, email ConferencePlanningCommittee@FamilyRes.org.
    Fee to attend. Register at: FamilyRes.org/Event/2nd-Annual-Symposium
    Workshops:
    • NY START (New York Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources and Treatment)
    • Pet Therapy
    • Housing First Model
    • "Revolving Door" Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues
    • Forensic Programs - New Innovations
    • Domestic Violence
    • NARCAN Training for All

  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 amMercy Haven, Inc., 104 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Presented by Mercy Haven, Inc.
    Contact: Jackie Burbridge, Director of Development, 631-277-8300, jburbridge@mercyhaven.com
    Through the five short films named after each title character -- Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace, and Maggie -- powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. A discussion will follow.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 amPatchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

    Program co-hosted by the Patchogue-Medford Library and Family Service League (FSL)
    Contact: Christian Racine, Ph.D., Senior Director of Clinics at FSL, (631) 396-2342
    This workshop will be conducted in Spanish by Nicole O'Neill, LMSW, Staff Social Worker, Family Service League/Woodhull Intermediate School. Este taller será realizado en español por Nicole O'Neill, LMSW, Trabajadora Social, Family Service League/Woodhull Intermediate School.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    12:30 pmSuffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Presented by the Association of Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.
    Location: Sagtikos/Van Nostrand Theater at Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Brentwood.
    Seats are limited. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
    Doors open at 12:30pm.
    For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mayra Spruill at 631-471-7242 ext. 1305 or mspruill@mhaw.org.
    After touring and winning awards all around the world as member of one of the biggest groups of all time, Michelle Williams faced bouts with depression that lead her to unlock positive ways to change her outlook on life. Hear her story of survival and lessons learned that have powered her continued path of professional and personal success.

     

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