National Alliance for Mental Illness Weekly

  • PET THERAPY Every Saturday NAMI-NYC hosts a weekend social and support group.
    Food and refreshments will be served. Join us this Saturday for Pet Therapy.  Date: June 20, 2009
    Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
    Location: NAMI-NYC Metro, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103 at 35th StreetPet therapy seeks to provide comfort and healing through visits with professionally trained therapy dogs and their owners, provided by our partner, the Good Dog Foundation. Since their inception in 1998, the Good Dog Foundation has worked to bring aid to those in need and enhance their quality of life through animal-assisted therapy. They have trained over 200 teams of therapy dogs and their owners, and provide this service for adults and children in over 40 hospitals, support groups, and other settings.

  • Topic: Growing Together: Embracing Your Child or Adolescent as They Explore Their Sexuality Next English Conference Call: Wednesday, June 17, noon – 1:00 pm Presenter: Mohan Krishna, LMSW, MA, Program Consultant, Adjunct Instructor, Hunter College School of Social WorkTo participate in the conference call: Dial toll free 1-866-502-8312, then enter pass code 990738#. You will be prompted for your name, but if you wish to be anonymous just say: “parent,” “provider” or “other.” The call-in number and pass code will be the same every month.

  • Support Group for Parents of Children/Adolescents with a Behavioral or Psychiatric Disorder –  Next Meeting this Saturday – June 20
    This peer-run self-help group offers support and practical information in a welcoming environment. Participants can share their experiences and learn coping strategies from fellow parents. The first hour and half of the meeting will feature support group activities facilitated by Mary Ann Cerón, Nancy Parker, and Deniece David, and will end with a half-hour of breathing and relaxation techniques, led by Elizabeth Plapinger. Spanish Speaking Parents Welcome!           Date: June 20, 2009
    Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
    Location: NAMI-NYC Office, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103 at 35th Street


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