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.