East Meadow, NY
11:15 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013
Neighborhood | Community
Time: 11:15 am - 02:00 pm
Honoring: Andrew Solomon, writer on politics, culture,and psychology. Founding Chairs:Lorna Hyde Graev and Lynn Nicholas,PsyD Corporate Chair:Guy L. de Chazal, Chairs: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Alexandra A. Herzan, Podie Lynch, Carolyn MacKenzie, Anne Mai, Mary Q. Pederson
Fountain House is about the power of community. It was created to relieve the loneliness and stigma that affect so many people who are living with serious mental illnesses, like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Serious mental illness disrupts lives - people lose their jobs, they drop out of school, they alienate their families and friends, and they end up alone.
In 1944, six former psychiatric patients and two volunteers formed a group and called themselves We Are Not Alone - a name that speaks to what we still see as the central problem for people living with serious mental illness: social isolation. In 1948, recognizing the need for a place as well as a group, they purchased a building in New York City, and Fountain House was born.
The approach that we've evolved - our working community - offers people living with mental illness a sense of belonging and the opportunity to form relationships, so they can take the vital steps toward mental health. Membership in Fountain House has been proven to reduce re-hospitalizations and to improve overall health.
Location: The Pierre
Address:2 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
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Contact name: Heather Prochorchik