NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED
including saving
6 protected medication classes in Medicare D
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Veterans' Mental Health Bill
click above


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



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




UPCOMING COURSES:


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  845-956-6264 to register, class size is limited




On-going  Meetings:

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


 


 

Thurs., April 18
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Wed., April 24
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Starting Sat., May 4
Family to Family Course

(see details above)



Mon., May 6, 7 p.m.

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


TUESDAY, May 7
6:30 p.m.
Please note:
new time and day
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)
no fee
no registration


NAMI Education Meeting
May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Peer & Family Members Panel Discussion: Shining the Light on Mental Health by Sharing Their Personal Experiences

RSVP 956-6264 or
 namiorangeny@warwick.net


Wed., May 15, 7 p.m

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



Mon., May 20
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration




June 19-22
2019 NAMI National Convention
in Seattle




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

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Cure Stigma

Excerpt from NAMI.org:


Throughout May, NAMI observes Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. This year, NAMI will launch a new campaign called "CureStigma" where we will ask people to join their voices with ours to #CureStigma. 

Why this cause is important: One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.

Campaign manifesto: There’s a virus spreading across America. It harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives. What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. Stigma against people with mental health conditions. But there’s good news. Stigma is 100% curable. Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote. Your voice can spread the cure. Join NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together we can #CureStigma.

During Mental Health Month, our goal is to inspire people to build better lives for millions of people with mental illness. 

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Key statistics include:

  • 1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition
  • 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in the United States lives with a serious mental illness
  • 60 million people in the United States face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental illness
  • Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24, but early intervention programs can help

Additional facts and citations are available at Mental Health by the Numbers.

For additional information about Mental Health Month, to take the Cure Stigma quiz and to access CureStigma resources, please visit curestigma.org.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Join the conversation at: 

nami.org

facebook.com/nami

instagram.com/namicommunicate

twitter.com/namicommunicate #CureStigma and #StigmaFree


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.

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