Welcome to Friendship Network!
Mental Health Recovery
If you are 20 years or older and feel lonely or isolated because you suffer from a mental illness such as an anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder (aka manic depression), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, phobias such as agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder, or any other mood, personality, or mental health disorder, the NAMI Queens/Nassau-sponsored program FRIENDSHIP NETWORK is for you. Serving the five boroughs of New York City (Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk County), Westchester County and Northern New Jersey, the Friendship Network is a unique not-for-profit organization which introduces men and women recovering from mental illness to one another.
If your condition has stabilized and you are working, volunteering or attending a program... and if you are interested in meeting and making a friend, FRIENDSHIP NETWORK is for you!
FRIENDSHIP NETWORK was featured in a New York Times front-page article on December 14, 1992. Doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and social workers consistently attest to its accomplishments and recommend its services to their patients.
Janet Susin, President of NAMI Queens/Nassau, talks about Friendship Network.
In the Summer 2012 issue of SZ Magazine, Christina Bruni discusses the importance of relationships and how Friendship Network helps people with mental illness connect with others who understand their experiences. She writes: "The point of recovery is to be in relationships. Because of the stigma, it can be hard to meet your love match, yet I hold out that hope for everyone." Read the article here.
Friendship Network is not a referral service. We can only answer questions regarding the Friendship Network. If you require help or assistance with a family or personal problem and live in the Nassau region, please contact the Mental Health Association of Nassau, Inc. at 516-504-HELP. If you reside in any of the 5 boroughs of New York City, please contact LifeNet at 1-800-LIFENET.
The information on this website is provided "as is" for general information only. Please note that this website is not intended to provide medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.