NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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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



Upcoming Events/Outreaches

Fundraiser at Nicole's House of Beauty in Warwick
Sunday, Sept. 1 
but make appointment now!



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




UPCOMING COURSES:

Family
to
Family

Sundays (11 weeks):
Sept. 8-Nov. 17
2:30-5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen
Pre-register by calling Dhanu at 845-294-2749 or
office: 845-956-6264 
Course is closed out, but could be placed on list in case of cancellations, 

OR

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Another course will take place in Newburgh on Saturdays for 6 weeks, starting
Sat., Jan. 4,
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
(O'Connor Hall)
145 Benkard Ave.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Pre-register now
Call Dhanu
845-294-2749, or
office 845-956-6264

 




On-going  Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registeration
PLEASE NOTE: these Orange County meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.

Check out NAMI Connection in Sullivan County


There are no Education meetings in  August



Wed., Aug. 28

6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Tues., Sept. 3,
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family Support Group
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen

 


Mon, Sept. 9
6:30-8:30 p.m.
NAMI Orange Education Meeting
Topics: Special Needs Trust,
Health Care Proxies,
Power of Attorney,
Guardianship

RSVP Requested


Mon., Sept. 16
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown

no fee
no registration


Thurs., Sept. 19
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together




2019 NAMI-NYS
Educational Conference

October 25-27
at the
Albany Marriott





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

Improving Mental Health Should Be a National Priority


Mary Giliberti, CEO of NAMI 

in response to Parkland, FL shooting


Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness

The U.S. Surgeon General reported years ago that the likelihood of violence from people with mental illness is low. Later studies consistently have found that to be the case.

*Recent studies also have reemphasized the fact: Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness

*News Stories Often Link Violence With Mental Health Illness, Even Though People With Mental Health Illness Are Rarely Violent. Click on link.


NAMI has posted what they feel might be helpful resources  -
particularly in discussions with children and youth.

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NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings
August, 2019

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