Past Events

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018
    10:00 am170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Presented by the Comsewogue Public Library

    Location: Comsewogue Public Library, Community Room, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    Contact: 631-928-1212

    Join Alice Miller, LCSW during Mental Health Awareness Week to learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness.

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    5:30 pmRiverhead Free Library

    Presented by the Riverhead Free Library and Family Services League

    Location: Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Contact: Laura La Sita, Senior Services Coordinator, 631 -727-3228  Ext. 119,  laura.lasita@riverheadlibrary.org

    Robyn Berger-Gaston will discuss Family Service League’s Joe’s Project, a program that responds to schools, organizations, and families impacted by suicide. Ms. Berger-Gaston will review myths and facts about suicide, risk factors, and how to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018
    1:00 pmBay Shore YMCA

    Presented by Unified Behavioral Health Center: Northwell Health

    Location: Bay Shore YMCA, 200 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706

    Contact: Mayer Bellehsen, Director, 631-647-2530, UBHC@northwell.edu

    This event will be hosted by the Unified Behavioral Health Center in partnership with the VA Caregiver Program to celebrate our military and veteran families. Please join us for a day of fun filled activities for the children that will include bouncy houses, games, pumpkin painting, and a raffle.

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    11:00 amSuffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project: www.dwyerproject.org 

    Location: Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, 533 College Road, Veterans Plaza, Selden NY 11784

    Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director, 631-853-8345 mleis@mhaw.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 on organizations providing physical health and wellness programs. The "22" number was part of a statistic that was originally released through a case study done by the Department of Veteran Affairs in 2012, but since then have release an updated study showing the rate had fallen to "20" veteran suicides per day. We 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 some of 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 challenge is not just doing push-ups but to explain the concept of a buddy check, battle buddy, or wingman, as well as to help dispel misconceptions of talking about suicide, and remove the stigma about asking for help.

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    6:00 pm330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Presented by Recovery Center East of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness in collaboration with the Riverhead Free Library.

    Location: Riverhead Free Library, Stage Room, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Contact and RSVP: Robbie Lettieri, Outreach and Training Peer Specialist, 631-471-7242 ext. 1323, rlettieri@mhaw.org

    CRAZY (https://www.crazythefilm.com/)

    “A powerful and important film that will prompt viewers to think deeply about society’s 'forced treatment' of people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, and whether it violates their fundamental rights as citizens. This film asks the audience to see and feel this question from the perspective of the person being “treated,” and it makes for an unsettling experience indeed.”
    -- Robert Whitaker: Author, Anatomy of an Epidemic, award winning medical journalist

     

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    10:00 amMental Health Association of Nassau County

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County

    Location: 16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Contact: Fern Schanback, Director of Business Development, 516-489-2322 x1111 fschanback@mhanc.org

    Please join us for a training with Dr. Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph.D, President and CEO of Family and Children's Association, on the topic of mental health and substance use.

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    11:30 amStony Brook School of Medicine

    Date, time, and location subject to change.

    Presented by Stony Brook School of Medicine

    Location: Stony Brook School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Health Science Center (HSC) Level 3, Lecture Hall 6, Stony Brook, NY  11794

    Contact: Evelyn J. Bromet, PhD, 631-632-8853

    More information to follow.

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 pm16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County

    Location: Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY
    11550

    Contact: Rachel Priest, Community Health Educator, 516-489-2322

    Hearing Voices is a ground breaking training that helps mental health professionals understand the challenges that face people with psychiatric disabilities. During the 3-hour training participants listen to distressing voices through headphones while completing a series of tasks such as taking a mental status exam in a mock psychiatric emergency room. Afterwards, participants take part in a debriefing and talk about what they experienced.

     

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    3:30 pm2040 Ocean Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    facebook-live-brand-awarenessPresented by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island (SPCLI)

    Location: Association for Mental Health and Wellness, 2040 Ocean Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    Contact: TBA

    Details to follow.  This event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    5:00 pm100 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

    In recognition for Mental Health Awareness Week, County Executive Steve Belllone has arranged for the H. Lee Dennison Building to be illuminated in green, the official color of mental health.  Please join us at the lighting ceremony.

    Dennison Building Green

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    6:00 pm49 Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782

    Presented in collaboration with Sayville Running Company

    Location: Sayville Running Company, 49 Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782

    Contact: Melissa Callis, 631-369-0022 x1140

    This will be a fun event to raise awareness about the benefits of exercise and mental health! Sayville Running Company will host this event and have vendors, giveaways, and refreshments! You can either do a 2 mile walk or a 3 mile run. Join us in coming together with the community to raise awareness and have some fun!!

    BELOW IS THE 2-MILE WALK ROUTE

    Sayville Run Map
    Pic for Sayville Run post

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    Time TBA627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport, NY 11713

    Presented by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System

    Contact: Valerie Lewis, 631-286-1600 x1354, valerie@suffolknet.org

    Details about this event will soon be announced.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    9:00 am4116 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769

    NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY!

    Presented by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Secure Operations, and Dark Storm Industries, LLC.

    Location: Dark Storm Industries, 4116 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769

    Contact: Michael Stoltz, CEO, Association for Mental Health and Wellness, 631-471-7242 x1304, mstoltz@mhaw.org.

    Speakers include Suffolk County P.O. Sel Baskurt of the 7th Precinct, who will discuss voluntary surrender of guns as well as involuntary gun seizures. Focus will be given to safety measures for people experiencing mental health distress who own or have access to weapons. P.O. Baskurt also has a Master's degree in mental health counseling from Long Island University.  Michael Stoltz, LCSW, CEO of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, will discuss spotting people with emotional or mental health distress and will facilitate a Q&A session.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    11:00 amSuffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project: www.dwyerproject.org 

    Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk Riverhead Road, Peconic Bldg., Riverhead NY 11901

    Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director, 631-853-8345, mleis@mhaw.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 on organizations providing physical health and wellness programs. The "22" number was part of a statistic that was originally released through a case study done by the Department of Veteran Affairs in 2012, but since then have release an updated study showing the rate had fallen to "20" veteran suicides per day. We 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 some of 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 challenge is not just doing push-ups but to explain the concept of a buddy check, battle buddy, or wingman, as well as to help dispel misconceptions of talking about suicide, and remove the stigma about asking for help.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    11:00 amSuffolk County Community College, Grant Campus

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project: www.dwyerproject.org 

    Location: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Captree Commons, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director, 631-853-8345, mleis@mhaw.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 on organizations providing physical health and wellness programs. The "22" number was part of a statistic that was originally released through a case study done by the Department of Veteran Affairs in 2012, but since then have release an updated study showing the rate had fallen to "20" veteran suicides per day. We 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 some of 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 challenge is not just doing push-ups but to explain the concept of a buddy check, battle buddy, or wingman, as well as to help dispel misconceptions of talking about suicide, and remove the stigma about asking for help.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    1:00 pm1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102, Hauppauge, NY 11749

    Presented by Families in Support of Treatment, Thrive Recovery Center, Kenneth Peterson Center, Long Island Center for Recovery, and the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

    Location: Thrive Recovery Center, 1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102, Hauppauge, NY 11749

    Contact: Kathy Garneau, LCSW, RN, 471-7242 x 1332, kgarneau@mhaw.org

    Please join us as representatives from Families in Support of Treatment, Thrive Recovery Center, Kenneth Peterson Center, Long Island Center for Recovery, and the Association for Mental Health and Wellness discuss the increasing use of opioids and other substances on the aging and its impact on individuals, families, and communities. Our goal is to provide a dialogue that raises awareness and understanding that opioid/substance use does not discriminate according to age and help is available for all concerned.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    1:00 pm104 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Lecture and discussion hosted by Mercy Haven, Inc. and presented by Northwell Health

    Location: Mercy Haven, Inc., 104 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Contact: Ciara Jensen, Director of Development, 631-277-8300, cjensen@mercyhaven.com

    Living in an age with so many advances in technology and media has presented a myriad of opportunities that were previously unheard of. You can view and converse live with a friend who has moved to another country using Snapchat or you can view up-to-the-second photos of distant family and friends on Facebook.  These are just two examples of social media that have made a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. There’s no question that these amazing capabilities enhance our abilities to socialize, but there’s always a flip side to any situation: can it be that something this great could also be dangerous and detrimental to individuals—our youth in particular? This event is presented by Michael Dzwil, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Program Supervisor, Northwell Health.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    3:30 pmMental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County Family Support Group

    Location: Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Contact: Yvonne Lyon, Director of Advocacy, Education, and Training, 516-489-2322 x1257, ylyon@mhanc.org

    At this Legal Clinic, attorneys volunteer their time and expertise to offer free 30-minute private consultations to Nassau County residents who support, or who are caregivers, of individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities to answer general legal questions. Bring your documents and general legal questions about entitlements, advance directives and guardianship. Reservations are required by going to: https://tinyurl.com/lawclinic2018  All attorneys are members of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law & Special Needs Section.

    legal clinicMHA10_10_18

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    7:00 pm837 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County and the Muse Paintbar

    https://www.musepaintbar.com/events/68490

    Location: 837 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

    Melissa Frisina, Director of Human Resources, 516-489-2322, rpriest@mhanc.org

    Get creative and join MHANC for a relaxing evening at Muse Paintbar in Garden City. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required! In addition to creating your very own personal masterpiece, food and beverages will be available to purchase on site.
    LetYourLightShine

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018
    9:00 am2040 Ocean Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    Presented by Northwell Health

    Location: Association for Mental Health and Wellness, 2040 Ocean Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    Contact: Dr. Valentina Stoycheva, 631-647-2530, VStoycheva@northwell.edu

    NOTE: Pre-registration required.  Click here to register.

    This workshop will assist agencies and providers interested in working with the military and Veteran family community by sharing foundational information and best practices. The session will offer a review of the needs of children and families in the military and Veteran communities, review the unique challenges and resiliencies for them, and outline strategies for outreach and partnership to engage in access to care. Dr. Mayer Bellehsen and Dr. Valentina Stoycheva will discuss working with military and Veteran families from the initial assessment, to identifying individual and family challenges, to engaging military and Veteran families in novel treatment and resilience-building modalities.

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    8:30 amSaxton Middle School plus FACEBOOK LIVE

    facebook-live-brand-awarenessCo-Presented by the Patchogue-Medford School District, the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, and the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS)

    Location: Saxton Middle School, 121 Saxton Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

    Please join us for an informative panel discussion on the new Mental Health Education on Schools Act.  New York is one of only two states in the nation to now require that mental health be a part of schools' health curricula.  The panelists will include:

    • Glenn Liebman, C.E.O., Mental Health Association in New York State
    • Amy Molloy, MSW, M.Ed., Project Director, School Mental Health Resource and Training Center, Mental Health Association in New York State
    • Michael Stoltz, C.E.O., Association for Mental Health and Wellness
    • Dr. Michael Hynes, Superintendent, Patchogue Medford School District
    • A representative from a Nassau County School District (TBA)
  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    12:30 pmSuffolk Community College, Grant Campus, Sagtikos Theatre

    Presented by Pilgrim Psychiatric Center: www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/pgpc

    Location: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Sagtikos Theatre, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood NY 11717

    Contact: Kelly Lane,  Conference Chair 631-761-2296, kelly.lane@omh.ny.gov

    Please Join Pilgrim Psychiatric Center for our Annual Peer Run Conference
    Registration will begin 8:30 a.m. and the conference will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

    The conference theme and focus is "Recovery in Action: Moving Forward."  We will hear from two very well known speakers in the nation and community speak on how they are Raising the Recovery Bar in their personal and professional life. The audience will be invited to respond with feedback, experiences, and ideas how the recovery bar can be raised.

    Featuring Keynote Speaker: Leah Harris, M.A.: Leah is a mother, advocate and storyteller who has written and spoken widely about her lived experiences of trauma, addiction, mental health challenges, and healing/resilience. Ms. Harris is the CEO of Shifa Consulting, a woman owned and operated enterprise specializing in customized training in mind-body resilience practices and creative expressive arts, including theatre and storytelling.

    Featuring Motivational Speaker: Terri Muuss: Terri is a multi-career tour de force who balances a full-time social work gig with directing shows, writing books, a motivational speaker at conferences and colleges, and running a private practice. Mrs. Muuss' second book, God-Spine, is forth coming.

    This conference is free of charge!

    Additional Information Coming Soon! We hope to see there!

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    4:00 pmHofstra University, (Room TBD), 1 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County

    Location: Hofstra University, (Room TBD), 1 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Contact: Fern Schanback, Director of Business Development, 516-489-2322

    CRAZY (https://www.crazythefilm.com/) takes you inside one young man's struggle with mental illness, his family, psychiatric medications, the local mental health system, and the right to make his own treatment decisions.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    9:00 amHofstra University, (Room TBD), 1 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County

    Location: Hofstra University, (Room TBD), 1 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Contact: Rachel Priest, Community Health Educator, 516-489-2322

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    2:30 pm95 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747

    Presented by St. Francis Community of Faith for All People, "A Sanctuary for Spirituality"

    Location: Old Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hallow, 95 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747

    Contact: Pastor Kenneth Corbin, (631) 416-4308, kcorb421@gmail.com

    St. Francis is sponsoring a Wellness Day focused on our Mind, Body, and Spirit health. Each of us needs to learn or re-learn ways to cope with stress. Come experience different techniques to enhance your wellness spiritually, mentally, and physically. Organizations and groups will provide community information and resources from different aspects of wellness from nutrition, exercise, therapy, meditation, etc.  There will also be several 15-20 minute presentations.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    11:00 am1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738

    Presented by the Town of Brookhaven and JVC Broadcasting

    Location: Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738

    Contact: 631-451-9100