NAMI Huntington holds two meetings each month. One meeting is primarily a support meeting for family members. The other meeting is primarily the business meeting for the group. All meetings are held in Classroom B of the Pederson Krag Center on 55 Horizon Drive in Huntington. The meetings are held on Wednesdays and they start at 7:00 P.M. All meetings have time set aside for socializing and for enjoying refreshments provided by the group.
The support group meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month. It will be dedicated to both support and therapy. The facilitator of this meeting is our Co-President Jayette Lansbury. She is trained as a facilitator by NAMI New York State.
The business meeting is held on the last Wednesday of the month. The first part of the meeting is a support group session wherein members up date each other on changes in the condition of their loved one(s). In this session we also teach newcomers about mental illnesses and the resources available for treating them. This part of the meeting is presided over by Jayette Lansbury. If there is a speaker, he/she uses this time for the speakerís presentation and to answer questions.
The business part of the meeting is for discussing advocacy work that has been done or that must be done. We often use this time for writing letters to Senators, Assemblymen and Committee Chairpersons. Finally, the business of operating the Affiliate is discussed and acted on in the business meeting.
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