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A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” Angie

Town Employees wear purple

February 9th, 2024 – February 9, 2024 marks the 14th year of P.S. I Love You Day. This year’s theme is “Love is Meant to be Given,” a reminder to spread love to the world, to others and most importantly, to ourselves.

P.S. I Love You Day is held every second Friday of February. Created by the DiPalma family of West Islip after losing a loved-one to suicide, the family's mission is to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and decrease bullying.

"We strongly believe that by educating students earlier about mental health, the conversation will be easier to discuss and students will be able to recognize when they or others around them need help. On the second Friday of every February, we encourage communities to wear purple in order to foster kindness and a welcoming environment, and educate others that mental health is just as important as physical health," according to the P.S. I Love You website.

"Mental health is health. It is as important as our physical well-being and is an essential part of our quality of life. The Town of Islip has many resources available, such as skilled mental health professionals at our YES Mental Health Clinic in Brentwood and fitness programs run through Department of Parks and Recreation, all of which can aid in improving the mind body connection," said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

On P.S. I Love You Day, we ask everyone to wear purple to stand up against bullying, help end depression, and ultimately prevent suicide. It is our hope that as we walk around our communities, schools, and workplaces, we hear messages of positivity that make us all feel special, loved, and reminded that we are never alone.


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