NAMI – Mental Health News for NYC


  • Wednesday, March 18 – Noon to 1:00 pm Topic: Summertime and the Living is Easy: If you Find the Right Camp. Learn about mainstream and special needs day and sleep-away camps Presenter: Gary Shulman, MS.Ed. Program Director of Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. and the Coordinator of the Special Camp Fair
    To participate in any Your Child’s Mental Health conference call: Dial toll free 1.866.228.9900, then enter passcode 884742. You will be prompted for your name, but if you wish to be anonymous just say: “parent of a child under 18,” “provider,” or “other.” The call-in number and passcode are the same every month.
  • Join NAMI and Dr. Richard Brown of Columbia University for a workshop on Natural Approaches to Mental Health Wellness. Dr. Brown will discuss natural approaches for mental health disorders and will engage the audience in breathing and mediation exercises for stress relief and mental wellness. A question and answer session will follow the presentation and breathing exercise.
     Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Location: Hellman Auditorium (Room 1601), New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) – 1051 Riverside Drive at 165th Street
    RSVP: Call the Helpline at 212.684.3264. 
  • Responsible Fatherhood Program 
     This workshop is for fathers young and old; single, married, or cohabitating, as well new, young, and teenage fathers who want to connect and improve their relationship their children. Participants will also receive: A Certificate of Completion, Metrocards, and refreshments will be served.
    Date: Seven Saturdays starting on March 28th
    Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
    Location: NAMI-NYC Metro – 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103, New York (at 35th Street)
    Registration: Contact Mary Ann Ceron at 212-684-3365 or e-mail her at


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