NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                         Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net         
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                                                 Telephone:  845-956-NAMI (6264)                                                                               Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)
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      *Contact us if you wish to be added to our email database to receive meeting announcements




ADVOCACY:

Not losing MH beds to Coronavirus


Would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact our office at 845-956-6264
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net
to learn about the application process



Upcoming Events/Outreaches


EDUCATION MEETINGS:

Virtual NAMI Orange Education Meeting

Mon., Oct 5
7-8:30 pm

featuring:
Armonia Band

"Music is Therapy"

Click above for details



ZOOM WEBINARS:

Join "Team Up for Hope", NAMI Orange & NAMI Sussex

Register for any or all of 4 webinars held everyThursday in October at 7 pm

View the details of each webinar regarding mental health issues, substance use, suicide 




UPCOMING COURSES:




NAMI Basics
Virtual Course

6 Sundays, starting Oct. 11, 1:30-4 pm

Register now

Click here for details



NAMI Homefront

Register now for
6 virtual classes
in Oct/Nov
Be sure to observe the time zone


Virtual NAMI 
Family-to-Family

Jan. 2-Feb. 20, 10 am-1 pm
8 consecutive Saturdays




On-going  Support Groups:


NAMI Connection

*Offered online through
NAMI Sullivan Mondays, 7 pm

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*Offered online through
NAMI
capitalregionny

Tuesdays, 5 pm

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*Offered online through NAMI
Mid-Hudson
2nd Friday
of month 
6:30 pm

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NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registration
PLEASE NOTE: 
unfortunately these meetings held in Goshen will not be able to resume until a later date, but online is available-
see above

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FAMILY 
SUPPORT
GROUPS
(Virtual)

presented by NAMI Orange
Click here for details

1st & 3rd Mondays
7-8 pm

Register: Call Dhanu at 845-294-2749, or dhanu72@hotmail.com

with name, address, phone # and email


For ongoing Family
Support Group Meetings, click here
for Zoom meetings thru NAMI Sullivan
3rd & 4th Tuesdays
6:30-8 p.m.


NAMI Rockland,
click here for support groups including
Family Support
in Spanish
Thurs., 3-4 pm
845-359-8784




Virtual
NAMI-NYS Education Conference

Oct. 23 & 24




NAMI In Our
Own Voice

CANCELLED  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE





NAMI Presentations:

Both programs are arranged by request

Click on links below for details

  -Ending the Silence
is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. Through this classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition.
*3 types of presentations are available: for students, for staff and also for families


-In Our Own Voice
trained presenters who are in recovery from mental illness share compelling personal testimonies about their experiences of living with and dealing with the challenges posed by mental illness.


 

 

 

 

 


Browse the brown frame on the left to view the many individual pages (clickable links) of information.

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Scroll to the lower section of the left frame to view our upcoming meetings, events, courses, and workshops as they sequentially occur. Click on the event link for more details.

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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 (March-June and September-November) 6:15-8:00 p.m. at Orange County Dept. of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924. (8-8:30 p.m. chat time). ON HOLD NOW DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 

Date for October will be Monday, October 5 to avoid Columbus Day. 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 and support groups.
      *Please be aware that we are not able to provide personal advocacy.

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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.


Goshen Chamber of Commerce Radio Broadcast 03-06-2020

Dhanu Sannesy, President of NAMI Orange

Barbara Martinez, Executive Director of Goshen Chamber of Commerce

Watch an excellent video of our President, Dhanu Sannesy, describing all of the many supports and education meetings and programs that NAMI Orange provides to Orange County residents in a Goshen Chamber of Commerce radio broadcast. (Start at the 15 minute marker).

We are grateful to the Goshen Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to be the non-profit organization that they sponsored at their Emergency Preparedness Expo this year (03-07-2020) and also inviting us to do this educational radio broadcast to help people understand what NAMI Orange has to offer. 


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


2019-2020 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
Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Secretary: Linda Sager

 Treasurer: Rosemarie Richardsen



Current 2019-2020 Board of Directors

*Rosemary Cooper
*Jasmine Cruz
Edie Famularo
*Rosemarie Richardsen

Linda Sager
*Dhanu Sannesy
Sheila Sutton
Kim Walsh

*Linda Weiser

*Voted in by membership at
November 25, 2019 Annual Meeting

If you are a current member (or interested in becoming a member), would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact us at 845-956-6264 
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net
to learn about the application process

 

NAMI Orange Committees:

Fund Raising: 
Bonnie Orlowski


Helpline Coordinator:
Rhoda Collins

NAMI Family Support Group Faciltators:

Edie Famularo
Linda Sager

Dhanu Sannesy
Sheila Sutton
Catha Wieben

Meetings offered now as virtual meetings
through ZOOM

 

Family-to-Family Teachers:

 


Dhanu Sannesy
Patricia Seaton
Pat Siano
Sheila Sutton

Catha Wieben


Click on F2F course to get details
                         

In Our Own Voice Presenters:

By appointment - click for information

Ending the Silence Presenters:


Kim  

Dhanu 
Pat  
 Lisa   
    Alisha-ETS Young Adult  
  Landon-ETS Young Adult

   Lacey- ETS Young Adult

We invite a school district representative to call 845-956-6264 now to schedule an appointment for different types of in-school presentations for students, families and/or staff.

Click for information

NAMI Basics Teachers:


Dhanu Sannesy
Sheila Sutton

Click here for description of the course.

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:
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

Call 845-956-6264

  • to volunteer as a member to staff an outreach table distributing pamphlets & brochures, or to volunteer in any other capacity

OR

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

Office/Membership

Rhoda Collins

Please email me at namiorangeny@warwick.net

       -to ask membership questions

       -to ask to be added or removed from our  email database for receiving announcements regarding upcoming meetings, courses and/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.dpu