NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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

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                                               FaceBook:  NAMI Orange Discussion Group


Advocacy
Request to contact
Aileen Gunther regarding Mental Health closures

 



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



Mount St. Mary College
Emotional/Wellness Fair
Tues., September 11,
2-5 p.m.




Consider making
a donation to
NAMI Walks today!

NAMI Walks event Sat., Sept. 29



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



Upcoming Courses:

NAMI
Family-to-Family
free 12 week course starts Tues., Sept. 4
in Goshen

Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)
Click link for details


Family Connections
12 week course starts Sun., Sept. 9 in Goshen 
regarding Borderline Personality Disorder

Click link above for details and to register



NAMI Basics

free 6 week course starting 
Fri, Sept 21 at ORMC, Conf Rm 3

Click link for details and to pre-register


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 held
every Friday

6-7:30 p.m.

no fee,
no registration



NAMI Education Meetings are not held in August

 


Thurs., Aug. 16
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Mon., August 20
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
at ORMC
Conf. Room #7

No fee,
no registration


   

Wed., Aug.29
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


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

no fee
no registration

 


NAMI Orange Education Mtg.

Mon., Sept. 10
6:30-8:30 p.m.

"Ask the Doctor"

Request RSVP


NAMI FaithNet
Monday, Sept. 17th
6:00 pm -7:30 pm
St. Anastasia Church
Faith Formation Building
Route 17M
Monroe, NY 10926
No registration,
no cost.



NAMI Regional Affiliate Mtg.

Saturday, Sept., 22
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
RSS, Suite #204
30 Matthews Ave.
Goshen, NY 10940

RSVP required
by September 5

Invited affiliates:
NAMI Mid-Hudson
NAMI Putnam
NAMI Rockland
NAMI Sullivan
NAMI Westchester


NAMI FaithNet
Sat., Oct. 27, 11 a.m.
St. John AME Church
103 East Avenue
Middletown, NY
No registration,
no cost.


NAMI FaithNet
Sun., November 18
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
21 Still Road
Monroe, NY
No registration,
no cost.




CONFERENCES:

NAMI-NYS
2018 Education Conference
October 26-28, 2018





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

 

Employment

Employment Resource Book
*This 217 page file is large (2.438 MB) and may take awhile to download

This resource book is designed for you if you have had mental health problems and you are now considering finding a job, you have already decided to find a job, or you already have a job in the general workforce. Finding a part-time or full-time job in the general workforce—a job not set aside for people with disabilities—is known as competitive employment. This resource book is designed to help you think about working and guide you before, during and/or after your competitive employment job search. It will also help you move your life in a meaningful direction.

The resource book is based on the principles and practices of effective employment services that help people seek work independently.This resource book does not recommend lengthy pre-work activities, because they have not been shown to help people find competitive employment.

Instead, this is an action-oriented book, meaning that it encourages you to make thoughtful choices and then consider taking steps toward finding and keeping a job that’s right for you.


Links Regarding Decision to Disclose a Disability
or Taking Time Off From Work

When you Need to Take Time Off Work for Mental Health Reasons, Harvard Business Review article, by Barbara Ricci, March 27, 2018. Barbara Ricci is a senior advisor in behavioral health at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy & Practice. She is also a board member at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a former managing director at two global banks (UBS and Deutsche Bank)

We Can Work Campaign: The Employment Tool for People with Psychiatric Disabilities in New York State includes section on pros and cons of revealing disability at different times

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

10 Things to Know about Disabilities and Disclosure in the Workplace through Rochester Works!, September 5, 2012


2017 Red Book           (also Español)

A SUMMARY GUIDE TO EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES UNDER THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) PROGRAMS

"What's New in 2018"        (also Español)



VESID program
(Vocational Rehabilitation).  ACCES-VR provides vocational counseling and rehabilitation services that result in successful employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and their employers.

 


 

Independent Living Center could perhaps provide information relating to employment in Orange County.

   -Middletown  or  -Newburgh

 


 

NAMI-NYS Supported Employment Information
Scroll toward bottom of the page

 


Path to Work/Ticket to Work
Whether you are just considering working, ready to find a service provider to help you, are looking for a job, or already working and want to keep on the road to financial independence, explore the Path to Work to learn more at every part of your journey. Select the phase that best describes where you are on your journey at the top and then use the blue buttons to navigate to each article.

Phase 1:Ticket to Work discusses what you should know about when considering working while on benefits. It discusses the Ticket to Work program, dispels myths about working on benefits, and provides you the success stories of real people who used the program to inspire you.

Phase 2: Ready to Work helps you determine your own work goals then find a Ticket to Work service provider that can help you best.

Phase 3: Getting a Job takes you step by step through the process of getting ready to enter the workforce, finding and applying for jobs, and being prepared for interviews.

Phase 4: Managing Your Job provides information to keep you on the path to a better future once you are hired including starting your job the right way, managing money and understanding the impact of work on benefits.

 


New York Makes Work Pay

New York Makes Work Pay is a statewide initiative intended to dramatically improve the rate of employment among people with disabilities funded by the Center for Medicaid Services. The initiative's seven goals target sustainable, comprehensive policy and practice solutions to address the state's estimated 70% unemployment rate among working-age people with disabilities. It will positively impact individuals, employers, service providers, communities, funders and policy-makers by building skills, awareness, partnerships and resources to achieve improved and lasting workforce participation and self-sufficiency outcomes.

 


 


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