NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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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



ZOOM WEBINAR:

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

Register for the Webinar held October 29 at 7 pm

View the details regarding mental health issues, substance use, suicide 



 NAMI Orange Virtual Education Meeting

*Open to the Public

Monday, November 9
7-8 pm

Darcie Miller:

Impact of Corpnavirus on Mental Health & Substance Use Challenges

Click above for details




UPCOMING COURSES:


Virtual NAMI Family & Friends
Tues, Nov. 17
7-8:30 pm
or
Sat., Nov. 21
10-11:30 am


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 Orange
starting 1st & 3rd Thursdays in November
Nov. 5 & 19,
7-8:30 pm

Email to register at 
namiorangeny@warwick.net

       

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*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
6:30-8 pm

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

with name, 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
Thursdays: 3-4 pm
845-359-8784
 
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Virtual Support meetings for Parents of Children, Teens and Young Adults
Thursdays: 6-7 pm

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Virtual Self-Injury Learning Collaborative 
Thursdays: 4 pm
through
Mental Health Empowerment Project




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.


Coronavirus

New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 
1-844-863-9314
for mental health counseling

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Frontline workers in need of emotional support can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741,
or go to the Emotional PPE Project which is a directory that provides contact information of volunteer mental health practitioners to healthcare workers whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

 

NAMI Orange passes along information that may be helpful
to you but does NOT specifically recommend a particular professional, agency, program or service
with whom you should become involved. 

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Access free meditation and mindfulness resources at:

www.headspace.com/ny

"New York has been hit hard by the current global crisis. In partnership with Governor Cuomo, Headspace wants to be here for you — to help you find some time and space as you weather this storm.

From Buffalo to Long Island, Albany to the Lower East Side, this special NY collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises are here to support you through stressful and challenging times. Helping you — and your fellow New Yorkers — stay strong and be kind to yourselves, with a New York state of mind."

The current crisis is an especially difficult time for healthcare professionals, so Headspace is offering free access to Headspace Plus for all US healthcare professionals working in public health settings. Helping those who care for us, care for themselves.

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Excerpt from Governor Cuomo transcript: 

We asked for mental health professionals to voluntarily sign up to provide online mental health services. Six thousand mental health professionals agreed to volunteer to provide mental health services for people who need it. How beautiful is that?

And the hotline, 1-844-863-9314, you can call that hotline, you can schedule an appointment with a mental health professional totally free, to talk to them about what you're feeling and what stress you're feeling. And again, God bless the 6,000 mental health professionals who are doing this 100 percent free, on top of whatever they have to do in their normal practice. And I'm sure in their normal practice, they're busy. So this is really an extraordinary, extraordinary step by them.

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NAMI letter from Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., NAMI Chief Executive Officer

 

At NAMI, we know that this is a very difficult time for many people across the country, and certainly for the community we serve. As we all reckon with the impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak, NAMI remains committed to ensuring that people with mental health conditions and their family members have the information and support they need to weather these uncertain times.

In case you missed it, NAMI.org has the latest information from the CDC, as well as some tips for keeping yourself safe and healthy. Likewise, based on common questions and concerns we’ve been hearing from you, the NAMI HelpLine has prepared an in-depth guide with tips and resources for people who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness and other hardships due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Please take a look and share it with anyone who might be struggling or have questions about managing a mental health condition during this time.

We will continue to share guidance and resources to support you and your loved ones, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to the NAMI HelpLine Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EDT) at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org if we can be of assistance. If you or a loved one is in crisis, you can text "NAMI" TO 741741.

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 Resources:

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"Comfort in the Storm"

An On-Line Bereavement Support Group for those grieving the death of a loved one caused by the COVID virus

Offered to everyone residing in Orange and Sullivan Counties at no cost.
Call: 845-561-6111

This group runs Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Email: info@hospiceoforange.com

HOSPICE of ORANGE & SULLIVAN Counties, Inc. also offers bereavement to people who have lost a loved one due to any circumstance.