NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED
including saving
6 protected medication classes in Medicare D



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



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




Upcoming Courses:

NAMI Basics
6 week course
(6 consecutive Saturdays)
starting March 16 2:30-5 p.m.
in Goshen

Register now
Call 845-294-2749 or 845-956-6264


NAMI
Family-to-Family
Course

St. Francis of Assisi Church
145 Benkard Rd.
Newburgh

May 4-June 15 
(6 Saturdays-
no class on May 11)

9:30-3:30 p.m.

Call 845-294-2749 or 845-956-6264 to register, class size is limited




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.



NAMI Education Mtg.
There is no Education Meeting in Feb.


Mon., Feb 18
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration


Thurs., Feb. 21
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Wed., February 27
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238

 


TUESDAY, March 5
6:30 p.m.
Please note:
new time and day
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


TUESDAY, April 2
6:30 p.m.
Please note:
new time and day
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


NAMI Education Meeting
April 8, 6:30 p.m.

Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with a Disability (MBI-WPD); and Medicaid
Spend-Down


Mon., May 6, 7 p.m.

NAMI FaithNet
St. Anastasia Faith Formation Building
21 North Main St.
Harriman, NY


Wed., May 15, 7 p.m

NAMI FaithNet
St. Paul Lutheran Church
21 Still Road 
Monroe, NY




June 19-22
2019 NAMI National Convention
in Seattle





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

 

Children/Adolescents

 

  • Text 4 Teens  845-391-1000
    Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc.'s anonymous text helpline.
    Provides teens with confidential text line for information, referral and support.
    Sponsored by Orange County Youth Bureau and OC Dept. of Mental Health
    Monday-Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Friday 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Sat/Sun 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • NAMI Launches Crisis Text Line Service Partnership
    Free support at your fingertips, 24/7
    Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.

    Here’s how it works:
    Text NAMI to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
    A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
    The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

  • Mental Health Division of Children and Family Services

    The Orange County Department of Mental Health (OCDMH) through the Division of Children and Family Services is responsible for planning, development, and coordination of services for children with mental health issues and their families. This task involves cross-system collaboration with other county departments, schools, community agencies, parents/caregivers and youth.

  •  Family Ties

    a support group for parents and families with children/adolescents who have emotional, behavioral or social difficulties (including Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders.)
    Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at MHA in Middletown. Call MHA at 845-342-2400 Ext. 1246 for more information

  • Autism Spectrum Fund
    Formed in 2004, Autism Move-a-thon of Orange County (AMOC) strives to support families who cope with Autism and related disorders. These families face their struggle often in isolation and at great personal hardship. AMOC aims to raise public awareness of Autism through seminars and media campaigns in Orange County. AMOC works to provide information and networks to help empower families and the community, so that we can better address the unique and troubling challenges of this health problem. AMOC also aims to raise understanding and tolerance in Orange County. We advocate for those people, often voiceless, who might act or look different, who should be respected, and loved for whom they (or we) are.

    Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. administers annual  donation from AMOC for the Autism Spectrum Fund. Click here for Application Form

    Call Natasha Tomlins for more information 845-342-2400 ext. 1254
    • ok2talk.org

      Teens and young adults who live with mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. Many don’t know what’s wrong with them but feel like it’s their fault. Those who understand what is happening fear they can’t be helped. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those suffering and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.

      The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. OK2TALK hopes this is the first step towards getting help and feeling better.

            *NAMI is one of the founding partners of OK2TALK.

    • You Are Not Alone (YANA)
      another NAMI website that is for folks who would like to tell their story to help inspire hope and break down stigma

             

             

             

             

               

               

               

               

                ·         Formed in 2004, Autism Move-a-thon in Orange County (AMOC) strives to support families who cope with Autism and related disorders. These families face their struggle often in isolation and at great personal hardship. AMOC aims to raise public awareness of Autism through seminars and media campaigns in Orange County. AMOC works to provide information and networks to help empower families and the community, so that we can better address the unique and troubling challenges of this health problem. AMOC also aims to raise understanding and tolerance in Orange County. We advocate for those people, often voiceless, who might act or look different, who should be respected, and loved for whom they (or we) are.

                Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. administers annual donation from AMOC for the Autism Spectrum Fund. Click here for Application Form

                Call Natasha Tomlins for more information (845) 342-2400 ext. 254