2016 Events

  • 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. 

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  • 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.
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  • 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!