Past Events

  • Wed
    02
    Oct
    2019
    11:00 amSee locations below:

    Presented by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc., Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, Suffolk County United Veterans, Warrior Ranch Foundation, Team RWB, Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island, Suffolk County Community College, Response Crisis Center, Operation Life, Northport VA Medical Center.

    Locations:
    Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784
    Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    For information, contact:
    Shannon O'Neill: 631-451-4869, oneills@sunysuffolk.edu
    Marcelle Leis, 631-946-0147, mleis@mhaw.org

    Purpose: To promote awareness of the issues surrounding veteran 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 released an updated study showing the rate had fallen to 20 veteran suicides per day.  However, one suicide is one too many.

    Activity: We will do 22 push-ups every 22 minutes. In between, sponsoring organizations will speak for a few minutes sharing program information. Some will discuss how physical health and wellness has impacted their life. Veteran resource tables will be on display to hand out organization and community information. The challenge is not just do 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 from asking for help.

    22 every 22 challenge (2019) (768x1024)

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019
    10:00 am16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by: Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.
    Contact: Amanda Kornfeld, Education Coordinator, 516-489-2322 ext. 1256 or akornfeld@mhanc.org.
    Event web address: https://tinyurl.com/mhanc1937
    This workshop will explore borderline personality disorder from the perspective of current research, evidence-based treatments, best practices, and community resources to support recovery.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019
    11:00 am1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Presented by Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    Location: Grant Campus, Captree Building, Room 114
    Contact: Christy Banks, Assistant Director of Campus Activities and Multicultural Affairs 631-851-6341 or banksc@sunysuffolk.edu.

     

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019
    12:30 pmAmerican Legion Post 390, 160 Marvin Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island, SAGE, and Suffolk County United Veterans.

    Contact/RSVP:
    Ashton Stewart: 212-741-2247, astewart@sageusa.org
    Marcelle Leis: 631-835-8345, mleis@mhaw.org
    Audrey Lewis: 516-489-2322, alewis@mhanc.org

    PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
    Join us to hear stories from LGBT veterans who represent three eras: WWII, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Learn how the military's anti-LGBT policy, that lasted from 1949 to 1993, shaped their military experience and how it affected their overall health and well being. Moderated by: Ashton Stewert, Manager of SAGEVets; Sophia C. Cornia, LMSW & VA LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator at the Northpornt VA.

    Join us live on Facebook at: Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project

    SAGEVets Panel and Discussion - MHA Week 2019 (724x1024)

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019
    2:00 pmMercy Enrichment, 104 2nd Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

    Presented by Mercy Haven, Inc.
    Contact: Ciara Jensen, Director of Development, 631-277-8300, cjensen@mercyhaven.com
    Registration: http://bit.ly/2019MHALecture
    Presented by Ann Morrison, the Long Island Area Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Join us in learning the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe. Registration is required, register with the link provided. Refreshments will be served.

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  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    9:00 amAdelphi University, Alumni House, Main Room, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County Inc.

    Contact: Audrey Lewis, Program Manager, Veteran’s Department, 516-489-2322 x1260, alewis@mhanc.org
    Register here: http://tinyurl.com/mhanc1938

    Veteran suicide is a growing issue, and there is no single cause we can point to. Join us for a keynote presentation regarding the ripple effect of veteran suicide, a panel discussion to learn about different treatment modalities, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. We strive to promote the overall success and highest quality of life for our Veterans and their families, and a workshop of wellness tips for people affected by suicide.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    10:00 amSachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741

    Presented by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Department of Labor.

    Free admission.  No registration required. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress!

    If you are in need of proper interview attire, contact Career Couture at 631-853-6769.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    1:00 pmMercy Haven, 859 Connetquot Avenue, Suite 10, Islip Terrace, NY 11752

    Presented by Mercy Haven, Inc.
    Contact: Ciara Jensen, Director of Development, 631-277-8300, cjensen@mercyhaven.com
    Register here: http://bit.ly/2019MHAMovie

    In her critically acclaimed performance, Anna Schafer plays Elizabeth, a young woman struggling with schizophrenia. With the help of her psychiatrist, Elizabeth is doing her best to navigate voices, hallucinations, anxiety, failing medications and her unsupportive mother. Watch this eye-opening look at life with schizophrenia and participate in a discussion around mental illness with Mercy Haven staff and fellow community members. Registration is required. Refreshments will be served.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    1:00 pmhttps://www.facebook.com/dwyerproject

    Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Project and Northwell Health.

    Contact: Marcelle Leis, 631-853-8345, mleis@mhaw.org

    Hear from Peer Providers and Clinicians regarding best practices in supporting military and veteran families via a a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Mayer Bellehsen and will include representatives of the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project as well as the Unified Behavioral Health Center.  On October 11 at 1:00pm, log into https://www.facebook.com/dwyerproject to view and/or participate in this 'live' Facebook dialogue. Opportunities will be provided for viewers to ask questions via Facebook Messenger.

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019
    10:00 amMental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Presented by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.

    Contact: Amanda Kornfeld, Education Coordinator, 516-489-2322 x1256, akornfeld@mhanc.org

    Information and registration: http://tinyurl.com/mhanc1939

    This workshop will increase your therapeutic skills by offering concrete descriptions of creative arts activities to engage children. You will leave here feeling more confident to help your clients gain self-awareness, self-soothing skills, and improved expression through these dynamic modalities.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019
    10:30 am560 Old Bethpage Road, Plainview, NY 11803

    Presented by: St. Francis Community of Faith
    Contact: Rev. Ken Corbin, BCCC, BCPC, LCSW-R, 631-416-4308 or kcorb421@gmail.com
    Reiki and Acupuncture Practitioners, Essential Oils, Wellness Products, Massage Therapy, Yoga, Healing Modalities, Mental Health and Recovery Advocates, Healthy Home Environment, Wellness Healing and Nutrition Workshops, Fun Raffles: Health and Wellness Baskets and Healing Sessions. Donations accepted at the door.

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