NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Queens/Nassau

  • NY


1981 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success
United States

About Us

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a grass-roots organization with more than 1100 chapters nationwide and hundreds of thousands of members dedicated to making a better life for all people struggling with mental illness and their families. ( Our local Queens/Nassau chapter offers many activities in support of this mission that include: SUPPORT GROUPS for people with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders and a variety of groups for families including one for parents of children & adolescents and NAMI’s signature program, Family to Family; EDUCATION including monthly meetings with speakers on a broad range of topics and a bimonthly newsletter; ADVOCACY on the state and national level on issues such as insurance parity, mental health reform, criminal justice reform, and stigma. NAMI Queens/Nassau also supports two special programs: THE FRIENDSHIP NETWORK ( is a unique service that connects people recovering from mental illness with one another for the purpose of friendship. BREAKING THE SILENCE ( is an innovative educational project for upper elementary, middle school and high school that puts a human face on mental illness and confronts the myths that reinforce the silence.