Friendship Network - New York social group for people recovering from mental illness

NAMI Queens/Nassau
Friendship Network
1981 Marcus Avenue,
Suite C117
Lake Success, NY 11042

Phone: 516-326-6111
Fax: 516-437-5785

Sponsored by NAMI Queens/Nassau

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At all times your need for confidentiality is respected.

Membership - Friends for the Mentally Ill

Who can join?

Thinking about making new friends

Friendship Network is open to adults, 20 years or older, suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression or other personality or mood disorder. We accept applicants from the five boroughs of New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester Counties and Northern New Jersey. All applicants must be under the care of a Psychiatrist or another mental health professional, be taking their prescribed medication(s) and be either employed, in a day program, or volunteering. Each applicant must discuss this program with his/her psychiatrist, psychologist, and/or social worker prior to applying for membership. Together they need to assess whether FN is the appropriate program for them at this time.

How can you join?

Apply to join Friendship Network

Each applicant must complete a detailed application, summarizing their background, hobbies, interests and other relevant information. All members must sign a release which permits Friendship Network staff to speak with their therapist, at any time, should a problem arise pertaining to socialization. In addition, a Membership Contract, explaining Friendship Network's basic rules must be consented to, signed and returned. Upon receipt of your information a staff member will interview you, review your application material and discuss what you can expect as a member of Friendship Network.


No longer lonely and isolated

Once your membership is opened you will be placed on our mailing list, receive FN's monthly newsletter and calendar, have the opportunity to attend all events and begin receiving introductions.


Friendship Network – where people recovering from mental illness join in with others and socialize