NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                          Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net
                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
                                                  Telephone:  845-956-NAMI (6264) 
                                                  Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)

                                               FaceBook:   NAMI Orange County, NY
                                               FaceBook:  NAMI Orange Discussion Group

 



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:




Upcoming Courses:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
free 6 week course starts Sat., Jan. 5
in Newburgh
Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)
Click link for details




On-going Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.


Wed., Nov. 28
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238



NAMI Education Mtg.

incl. Annual Mtg.
Mon., Dec. 3
6:30-8:30 p.m.


Thurs., Dec. 6
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)


no fee
no registration


Mon., Dec. 17
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown


no fee
no registration


Thurs., Dec. 20
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting NAMI Orange.  We are the Orange County, NY affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need. We support families/caregivers or anyone concerned with mental illness. We provide free educational courses for families, as well as advocate for legislation and the rights of people with mental illness. We hold special events throughout the year for our families and our loved ones.

Our regular education monthly meeting which is open to the public is usually held the second Monday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Orange County Dept. of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924.

Date for October will be announced. There are no NAMI Orange education meetings in January, February, July-picnic for members & families, August and December-holiday party for members & their families.  View our Meetings/Support Groups webpage for specific dates/times/locations of upcoming meetings and support groups.

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If you would like to be placed on our email database to receive announcements about meetings, presentations, workshops, special events, pending legislation, news from NAMI-NYS or NAMI, please email or call us.

Email: namiorangeny@warwick.net

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NAMI Orange HELPLINE at 845-956-6264 or toll-free 1-866-906-6264:
Leave a message and within 24 hours our volunteers will answer callers in order to provide information regarding resources, availability of services, support groups and referrals.

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We encourage you to check our website often since new information is being added on a regular basis. You may need to hit the "refresh" symbol on your browser so that the new material will be viewable if you viewed our website on a previous occasion.


NAMI Orange County, NY - Mission Statement

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

The mission of NAMI Orange County, NY (NAMI Orange) is to improve the quality of life through support, education, and advocacy for individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who live with mental illness as well as for their families.

NAMI Orange goals are as follows:

  • Provide mental health education to families, providers and law enforcement officers.
  • Improve criminal justice system and promote Jail Diversion Program with proper psychiatric care and treatment.  (The Jail Diversion Program provides alternatives to incarceration of people who are arrested and jailed on a minor charge as a result of behaviors caused by their mental illness.)
  • Promote mental health education in schools.
  • Promote public awareness to eradicate misconception and stigma attached to mental illness through outreach programs , mental health brochures, website, telephone and email help lines.
  • Develop public relations through networking.
  • Promote of cross-cultural sensitivity on the experience and meaning of mental illness in different cultural groups.
  • Provide best available information & resources related to serious mental illness to people affected with mental illness and their families.
  • Provide support, empathy and compassion to people affected by mental illness as well as to their families.
  • Advocate for the rights of people with serious mental illness as well as for the rights of their families.
  • Advocate  for quality of care & individualized treatment for people with mental illness in local hospitals with psychiatric units as well as non-institutionalized care.
  • Advocate for  health care facilities to encourage family members who are primary caregivers to get involved with treatment plan of their loves ones with mental illness.
  • Promote community residential programs, including appropriate living arrangements linked with supportive, vocational rehabilitation and employment.
  • Promote coordination of local mental health agencies/organizations.
  • Support  research - prevention, rehabilitation and the eradication of mental illness.


NAMI Orange History


2017-2018 NAMI Orange Officers:

President: Dhanu Sannesy
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who also serves on NAMI-NYS Board of Directors
as Second Vice President 
Chairperson of Program Committee  
Chairperson of Reaffiliation and Membership Committee
Member of the following NAMI-NYS Committees:
Criminal Justice
Development
Education Conference
Executive Committee
Nominating and Elections
Zero Suicide
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           SAMHSA Integrated Block Grant Committee                  Board of Directors of HONOR
Member of Orange County Community Service Board

Secretary: Linda Sager

Treasurer: Phil Haakmeester



2017-2018 Board of Directors

Edie Famularo
Philip Haakmeester
Bonnie Orlowski

Linda Sager
Anil Sannesy
Dhanu Sannesy
Sheila Sutton
Kim Walsh
Carmen Watkins

Linda Weiser
Catha Wieben

If you are a current member (or interested in becoming a member) AND have a loved one with a mental health condition, would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact Dhanu at 845-294-2749
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net
to learn about the application process

 

NAMI Orange Committees:

Fund Raising 
Chairperson: Carmen Watkins

Governmental Affairs
Chairperson: Bonnie Orlowski

NAMI Family Support Group Faciltators:

Marcelline Felter
Linda Sager

Dhanu Sannesy
Sheila Sutton
Catha Wieben

1st Thursday of the month - click for information

3rd Monday of the month-click for information

 

Family-to-Family Teachers:

 

Edie Famularo
Marcy Felter
Dhanu Sannesy
Patricia Seaton
Pat Siano
Sheila Sutton

Catha Wieben


Click on F2F course to get details
how to register now for the next course
starting January 5, 2019

since class size is limited

In Our Own Voice Presenters:

Anil Sannesy

By appointment - click for information

Ending the Silence Presenters:

Anil Sannesy
Dhanu Sannesy
Pat Siano
Kim Walsh
Charlotte Diefenbach-ETS Young Adult
Alisha Kohn-ETS Young Adult
Colleen Otto-ETS Young Adult

We invite a school district representative to call 294-2749 now to schedule an appointment.
Click for information

NAMI Basics Teachers:

Marcelline Felter
Dhanu Sannesy
Sheila Sutton


NAMI FaithNet

Edie Famularo

Click here for more details of upcoming events

NAMI Orange Librarian

               

  Sheila Sutton

Education meeting attendees are encouraged to  view our loan library, borrow books and/or
offer suggestions for new aquisitions

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Sheila also serves on 2 NAMI-NYS Committees:

  • Membership/Reaffiliation
  • Program Committee

Families Helping Families
Coordination at ORMC:

Linda Weiser
Dhanu Sannesy: 845-294-2749

NAMI Orange members are encouraged to contact  us if interested in becoming a hospital volunteer to occasionally be scheduled to sit outside the ORMC Behavioral Unit to provide informational packets and support to families as they visit their loved ones.

Current Volunteers:
Marcy Felter
Brent Firester
Joan Kaiser
Jean Kirtio
Mary Ann McDonough
Linda Sager
Dhanu Sannesy
Pat Siano
Sheila Sutton

Linda Weiser

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NAMI Orange Outreach

Dhanu Sannesy

Call 845-294-2749

  • to volunteer as a member to staff an outreach table distributing pamphlets/brochures

OR

  • to invite NAMI Orange to attend your event to distribute information regarding mental health

Office/Membership/Website:

Rhoda Collins

Please email me at namiorangeny@warwick.net

       -to report a broken link on this website

       -to ask membership questions

       -to ask to be added or removed from our email database for receiving announcements regarding upcoming meetings or legislative issues.

The 2015 NAMI National Convention

Come Find Your Heart in San Francisco.

Whether you left your heart in San Francisco or you’ve never visited this beautiful city by the bay, make plans now to join us for the 2015 NAMI National Convention.

You won’t want to miss the outstanding program offerings including:

  • Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness
  • People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery
  • The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation
  • Abundant networking opportunities so we can learn from each other about how we can improve the lives of all people living with mental illness and their families
  • Inspiration, innovation and an exhilarating four days in this wonderful city

Make your plans now to attend this life-changing event, July 6-9 in San Francisco.

The fastest & easiest way is to register online.

2015 Pre-Convention Registration Rates

Full Registration Rates (includes closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Super Saver $210 $275 3/1/15
Early Bird $235 $310 5/31/15
Consumer Early Bird $150 $210 5/31/15

 

Day Registration Rates (does not include closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Day rate $100 $125 N/A
Consumer Day rate $60 $75 N/A

 

Full Registration rates include the four days of convention attendance and a ticket to the closing night dinner.

These rates are for pre-convention registration only and are good through June 15, 2015. After that date, you must register onsite at a higher rate.

Registration Details

Member: To qualify for NAMI Member rates, you must be a current member and provide your member number or the name of your state affiliate.

Consumer: To qualify for the consumer rate, you must be an individual living with a mental illness.

Payment information: Full payment must be received with registration. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check and purchase orders. Purchase orders must be paid by May 1, 2015.

Transfers: You may transfer your registration to another person. You must notify us in writing of this change no later than June 15, 2015.

Cancellations:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax, or email by June 15, 2015
  • If you cancel prior to May 31, 2015, there is a $25 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • If you cancel between June 1 and June 15, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • No refunds will be processed after June 15, 2015
- See more at: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-National-Convention#sthash.PgYAChOx.dpu

 

 

The 2015 NAMI National Convention

Come Find Your Heart in San Francisco.

Whether you left your heart in San Francisco or you’ve never visited this beautiful city by the bay, make plans now to join us for the 2015 NAMI National Convention.

You won’t want to miss the outstanding program offerings including:

  • Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness
  • People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery
  • The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation
  • Abundant networking opportunities so we can learn from each other about how we can improve the lives of all people living with mental illness and their families
  • Inspiration, innovation and an exhilarating four days in this wonderful city

Make your plans now to attend this life-changing event, July 6-9 in San Francisco.

The fastest & easiest way is to register online.

2015 Pre-Convention Registration Rates

Full Registration Rates (includes closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Super Saver $210 $275 3/1/15
Early Bird $235 $310 5/31/15
Consumer Early Bird $150 $210 5/31/15

 

Day Registration Rates (does not include closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Day rate $100 $125 N/A
Consumer Day rate $60 $75 N/A

 

Full Registration rates include the four days of convention attendance and a ticket to the closing night dinner.

These rates are for pre-convention registration only and are good through June 15, 2015. After that date, you must register onsite at a higher rate.

Registration Details

Member: To qualify for NAMI Member rates, you must be a current member and provide your member number or the name of your state affiliate.

Consumer: To qualify for the consumer rate, you must be an individual living with a mental illness.

Payment information: Full payment must be received with registration. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check and purchase orders. Purchase orders must be paid by May 1, 2015.

Transfers: You may transfer your registration to another person. You must notify us in writing of this change no later than June 15, 2015.

Cancellations:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax, or email by June 15, 2015
  • If you cancel prior to May 31, 2015, there is a $25 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • If you cancel between June 1 and June 15, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • No refunds will be processed after June 15, 2015
- See more at: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-National-Convention#sthash.PgYAChOx.dpuf

The 2015 NAMI National Convention

Come Find Your Heart in San Francisco.

Whether you left your heart in San Francisco or you’ve never visited this beautiful city by the bay, make plans now to join us for the 2015 NAMI National Convention.

You won’t want to miss the outstanding program offerings including:

  • Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness
  • People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery
  • The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation
  • Abundant networking opportunities so we can learn from each other about how we can improve the lives of all people living with mental illness and their families
  • Inspiration, innovation and an exhilarating four days in this wonderful city

Make your plans now to attend this life-changing event, July 6-9 in San Francisco.

The fastest & easiest way is to register online.

2015 Pre-Convention Registration Rates

Full Registration Rates (includes closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Super Saver $210 $275 3/1/15
Early Bird $235 $310 5/31/15
Consumer Early Bird $150 $210 5/31/15

 

Day Registration Rates (does not include closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Day rate $100 $125 N/A
Consumer Day rate $60 $75 N/A

 

Full Registration rates include the four days of convention attendance and a ticket to the closing night dinner.

These rates are for pre-convention registration only and are good through June 15, 2015. After that date, you must register onsite at a higher rate.

Registration Details

Member: To qualify for NAMI Member rates, you must be a current member and provide your member number or the name of your state affiliate.

Consumer: To qualify for the consumer rate, you must be an individual living with a mental illness.

Payment information: Full payment must be received with registration. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check and purchase orders. Purchase orders must be paid by May 1, 2015.

Transfers: You may transfer your registration to another person. You must notify us in writing of this change no later than June 15, 2015.

Cancellations:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax, or email by June 15, 2015
  • If you cancel prior to May 31, 2015, there is a $25 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • If you cancel between June 1 and June 15, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • No refunds will be processed after June 15, 2015
- See more at: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-National-Convention#sthash.PgYAChOx.dpuf