Our 6th Annual Day of Wellness was a success!!

Thank you to all who attended, volunteered their time, donated their services, and supported the day. It was the best event yet! Take a peek at our Facebook page for the photos and video from the event. We'll see you next year!

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Saturday October 14, 2019

9th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival

Enjoy diverse, delicious, and creative meat and vegan chili dishes from local food establishments, area businesses, and local talent. It's a fun-filled afternoon with one-of-a-kind vendors, food, beverages, and children’s games. Proceeds benefit people impacted by mental illness and Veterans.

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JOSEPH P. DWYER VETERANS PEER SUPPORT PROJECT

Named to honor the memory of an Iraq war Untitledhero from Mount Sinai, NY, the Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project is a peer-to-peer program for Veterans facing the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Launched in 2012 as a pilot partnership between our Suffolk County United Veterans program and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, the Dwyer Project takes a confidential, one-on-one, peer-to-peer approach that has rapidly captured the attention and support of both veterans and mental health professionals statewide and across the nation.

The program has steadily demonstrated that the peer-to-peer model holds tremendous, untapped value as a tool for helping Veterans transition and reintegrate back into civilian life.


suffolk-logoThrough Suffolk County United Veterans, a program of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, we are proud to have taken a leadership role in piloting this innovative program that will soon serve as a national model for Veterans’ assistance. We are also indebted to the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency for the critical role they have played as a partner in supporting the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project.

 

“During my four years of service in the U.S. Marines, including two deployments in Iraq, I was shot by a sniper and received a Purple Heart award. The Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Project was critical in assisting me with post-service transition issues. They gave me an understanding of life after the military and helped me to regain personal stability. I became able to effectively apply my military skills into civilian life. In 2014 I came full circle and was hired to be a Peer Mentor with the Dwyer Project, facilitating a support group at the Sag Harbor site.” ~ Roger

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