Peer Support & Self-Help Programs
Awakenings: Living Successfully with Mental Illness Groups
In Manhattan and Brooklyn, call Rick Sostchen (718) 875-7744
In Queens, call Edie Klein (718) 544-7437
In the Bronx, call Pam Silvestri (718) 515-4823.
Co-Occurring Illness Support Group
Monthly group for MICA consumers. Call NAMI NYC Helpline at (212) 684-3264 to get on the waiting list. The facilitators will then be in touch with the details
Family Member Groups
For help & support dealing with a loved one's illness. Call NAMI NYC-Metro helpline (212) 684-3264
Hands Across Long Island support group
For gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgendered people with mental illness. Call Susan Patterson (631) 234-1925 x115
Living Free In Recovery
An Early Sobriety Group for Men. A recovery group for GBT men who have decided to change their relationship with sex, alcohol and drugs. For more information, call (212) 620-7310
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse support group
Call Marvin at (212) 614-6339 for information
NAMI-NYC Metro Peer-to-Peer Course
FREE 9-week course for mental health consumers who are interested in maintaining their wellness. Taught by trained mental health consumers, the course covers: coping, medication, treatment, & advocacy. Call (212) 684-3264 to get your name on the waiting list
Nicotine Anonymous Group
Support for consumers to quit smoking. Meets at 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn. Miguel Reyes and Paul Chipkin co-facilitators. Call (718) 875-7744 for info and directions.
Self-help group meets Sundays in Rego Park, Queens 10-11 a.m. Call Long Island Consultation Center (718) 896-3400
Social Group Forming
Educated? Have a mental illness? Looking to meet people in a similar situation? E-mail Will at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
The Friendship Network
If you want a friend or need a friend, then meet a friend through the Friendship Network. Call Alice or Nancy at (516) 326-6111
Using & Cruising
A Harm Reduction Group for Men. A group for GBT men who want to look at their relationship with sex, alcohol or drugs. For more information, call (212) 620-7310
Zappalorti Society: for gays / lesbians / bisexuals / transgendered with mental illness
Saturdays 2pm-4pm, LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St. Call Bert Coffman (917) 286-0616.
Consumer Speakers Bureau
Needs speakers in recovery to fight stigma. Call Marvin (212) 614-6339
Advocacy group to fight against the use of Special Housing Units (SHUs) on consumers in prisons and jails. Call Vuka (212) 780-1400x7792.
Statewide mental health advocacy group that frequently sponsors events in NYC and organizes annual Lobby Days and conferences. To join and/or be put on their mailing list, call Teena Brooks (646) 602-5665 or email@example.com.
Advocacy group for family members, consumers and others who are concerned with the plight of the mentally ill in prisons, jails and forensic hospitals. Call Lisa Ortega (646) 602-5664 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The "Changing Minds" Coalition
Talk to JJ to fight for alternatives to incarceration (ATI) for consumers. Call (646) 602-5644
The Icarus Project
Join young people in redefining mental illnesses as “dangerous gifts.” Call Sascha (917) 733-9316 or visit www.theicarusproject.net
Artwork By Fountain House Artists
Fountain Gallery, 702 Ninth Avenue, 48th Street (212) 262-2756. Tues.-Sat., 11am-8pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm
to get your copy today.
Movie Club/Poetry Club: NAMI NYC Metro
505 Eighth Avenue. Call (212) 684-3264 or email email@example.com.
Survivors of suicide produce art in the Village. Call (212) 414-0773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for schedule of classes