NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY:
 3 digit Crisis Hotline for Suicide Prevention


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:

 




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



For ongoing Family Support Group Meetings, click here



There are no Education Meetings in Jan. or Feb



Sunday, Jan. 26 meeting regarding topic WRAP
has been cancelled



Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Thurs., Feb. 27
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
ORMC's Community Health Education Center
Registration required, RSVP
1-888-321-6762 by Mon., Feb 24




2020 NYS Legislative Advocacy Day
Tues., March 3
Albany, NY





Mon., March 9
NAMI Orange Education Meeting

6:15-8 p.m.

"Hope Not     Handcuffs"





2020 NAMI National Convention
July 15-18
Atlanta, Georgia






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.

 





 

NAMI Orange & MHA Meetings/Support Groups

and NAMI Courses offered:





NAMI Orange education meetings are for families, people with a mental illness, providers, students, or anyone concerned with mental illness. Membership is not required in order to attend. All are welcomed and no registration is required. 
This education meeting usually has a guest speaker and is usually held the 2nd Monday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. (refer to exceptions) at Orange County Department of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924. 

If you are... Traveling East on NYS Route 17:
Follow NYS Route 17 East and take Exit 125. The Department of Mental Health offices are in the first building on your left as you exit from the highway. Make a left onto BOCES Dr., then an immediate right into the parking lot. It is a single story gray brick building with white trim. There is an orange and white sign on the lawn identifying the Department. After you walk through the double doors, it is through the door on your left - the Melville Room.

If you are... Traveling West on NYS Route 17:
Follow NYS Route 17 West and take Exit 125. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left. Turn left again at the traffic light. Go over the highway and make an immediate left onto Harriman Drive. Go straight past the BOCES Educational Center entrance, and down the hill. The Department of Mental Health offices are in the last building on your right just before you re-enter the highway. Make a right onto BOCES Dr., then an immediate right into the parking lot. It is a single story gray brick building with white trim. There is an orange and white sign on the lawn identifying the Department. After you walk through the double doors, it is through the door on your left - the Melville Room.


NOTE: THERE ARE NO EDUCATION MEETINGS at the OC Department of Mental Health in JANUARY OR FEBRUARY. 



                  *****IMPORTANT NOTICE***** 
                
Sunday, January 26th meeting
Topic: WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan 
                has been cancelled

         
      Youth 
Mental Health First Aid Course Flyer

           Thursday, February 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
           at ORMC's Community Health Center

          Registration Required by February 24:
                  RSVP to: 1-888-321-6762, or
                    http://www.ormc.org/RSVP

               As of January 25, ONLY 2 SEATS REMAIN OPEN


NAMI Orange Education Meeting

                   
                  Monday, March 9, 2020

     6:15-8 p.m. followed by chat time

   Location: Orange County Dept. of Mental Health
                    30 Harriman Drive
                    Goshen, NY 10924

            Topic: Hope, Not Handcuffs

Guest Speaker: Annette Kahrs is the Founder and President of the Tri-County Community Partnership, Inc. (TCCP) is a 501c3 drug free community coalition whose mission is to create long term positive change by increasing awareness in the community of the risks of youth alcohol, tobacco and drug use.

Annette is also the program director for “Hope Not Handcuffs-Hudson Valley”, a pre-arrest diversion program operating in conjunction with police departments for people seeking immediate help with substance abuse. This program mobilizes community volunteers ("Angels") to assist those in need with navigating the rehabilitation system.


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                  Monday, April 13, 2020

      6:15-8 p.m. followed by chat time

   Location: Orange County Dept. of Mental Health
                    30 Harriman Drive
                    Goshen, NY 10924

               Topic: Recovery-Oriented
        Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
 
                      (details to follow)



  is a recovery support group exclusively for adults living with a mental health condition that provides a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The group is a peer-led support group (led by NAMI-trained facilitators who are in recovery themselves) who understand the daily challenges. The group is confidential-attendees may share as much or as little personal information as they wish. It is free of charge with no registration.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT NAMI CONNECTION MEETINGS ARE ON A TEMPORARY HOLD. WE WILL POST HERE WHEN THE MEETINGS WILL RESUME.
Location when meetings resume: The First Presbyterian Church,
33 Park Place, Goshen 10924

  

 

 

                    

NAMI Connection meeting entrance

 

*The church meeting entrance door is across the street from Delancey's Restaurant on Park Place. Walk through the doors, then go down the stairs on your left to reach the meeting room.

 





 

                               
                             NAMI Sullivan County, NY

   
    NAMI Connection: a Free, Confidential Peer-led Recovery
  Support Group for Adults
Living with a Mental Health Condition

                1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m.

                Stepping Stones, 20 Crystal St., Monticello, NY

                              Information: 845-794-1029

Led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves; designed to connect, encourage and support participants using a structured support group model.




is a structured support group for families, friends, partners and caregivers of loved ones with serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, OCD, etc. which is offered through NAMI Orange.  Facilitators are trained by NAMI-NYS.


TWO MEETING SITES:

1st TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 6:30-8:30 p.m.at the  First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924. See church photo and map above. 

3rd MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 7 - 9 p.m.
at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 E. Main Street, Middletown, Conference Room #7.

For further information call NAMI Orange at 845-294-2749,
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net


Sullivan County NAMI affiliate would like to invite anyone interested to join them at their:

"Sharing and Caring" Family Support Group 

  Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m


Bon Secours Community Hosp. in Port Jervis 
Atrium Conference Room at the back of the Cafeteria, on the 1st Floor

         For information, call 845-794-1029.

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Upcoming NAMI trainings are being offered soon for interested NAMI members who have a loved one with a mental health condition and who wish to be facilitators of a Family Support Group in the Newburgh area after receiving their training. Contact Dhanu at 845-294-2749
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net for the details

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This course is taught in 2 different ways:
In-Person and OnDemand:

The in-person course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they've been there too. When available locally, it is taught in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face. The group setting of NAMI Basics provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You also can help others with your own experience. Call Dhanu 845-294-2749 to get on waiting list for next available course, or consider looking into the OnDemand program.

The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. The Connect and Share option in NAMI Basics OnDemand offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to share stories, support and interact with each other in an online setting.

Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

NAMI Basics in-person course is a free, 6-week (one day per week) education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed.

You'll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care. Last year, 99% of participants told us they would recommend the program to other parents.

The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery. At NAMI Basics, you'll find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

NAMI Basics covers:

  • Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
  • How to take care of yourself and handle stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
  • Advocating for your child's rights at school and in health care settings
  • Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and supporting resources to help you navigate these systems
  • Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family

 

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F2F EDUCATION COURSE:

 Newburgh course now closed.
Saturday, January 11th for 5 weeks thru February 15 because of snow cancellation on January 18th 
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church (O'Connor Hall)
145 Benkard Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550

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NAMI Family-to-Family is a free course that is taught to family members or significant others who are caregivers of a person with serious mental illness. The weekly classes cover all aspects of mental illnesses, symptoms, medications, biology of the brain, problem-solving techniques, coping strategies and provide emotional support as well. It is appropriate for families only, not the person with the mental illness. It is offered once or twice a year and pre-registration is required. 



NEW

Inclusion Social for People w/ Disabilities, Family & Friends
(Sponsored by Scalia & Co. Craft Kitchen + Bar, ShopRite of Warwick)

Meet others who have similar experiences and receive social, educational
and emotional support.

-Experience a supportive, inclusive community
-Become healthier in all areas of life
-Learn wellness strategies & community resources
-Develop lasting friendships
-Pizza, soda, & snacks will be served

Call or email Dan for future meeting dates; 
Time usually 6:30 p.m.

Location: Orange County Sports Club
1743 State Route 17A
Florida, NY 10921

Hosted by:

Daniel V. Schiavo, MS, CTRS
For Questions or Additional Information, please contact
danschiavo1@gmail.com /or 845-987-0104

NAMI Orange note: Please be aware that Dan would like to receive an RSVP
from those attending.

This Inclusion Social & future events are open to all people w/disabilities AND those w/out disabilities, including family members, friends, care givers, clergy members, etc.

It is with the support of Orange County Sports Clubs & Independent Living,
Inc. that this project is possible



  County Highway 108 is the older street name if you have an older GPS that does not recognize the street name of 73 James P. Kelly Way.
MHA Friends & Family meetings (3rd Thursday of the month) are held here, which is actually the Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc.'s office.
If coming from Dolson Avenue onto James P. Kelly Way, the office will be on the left. It is in line with Accucare Pharmacy.

MHA Family & Friends Together is a sharing and caring support group for families, friends and caregivers of adult loved ones with serious mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, OCD, etc. which is offered through the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.  It provides a safe and compassionate environment for people to connect and share insights with other caregivers.
It meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Mental Health Association,      
73 James P. Kelly Way, Middletown, NY 10940
Call Peggy, Coordinator Family Support, Education and Advocacy at
845-342-2400 x1238 for information.


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FaithNet Schedule will be posted here as future meetings are scheduled

No cost/No Registration Fee
Any questions, call Edie at 845-283-5237,
or email: Actonfaith@optimum.net

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Excerpts from nami.org
NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.

NAMI FaithNet strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role of spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions, those for whom faith is a key component.




Refer to Other Support Groups listed on Resources
page



NAMI Homefront

 REGISTER FOR ONLINE CLASSES

NAMI Homefront is offered online! NAMI understands that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. They now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes.

Now Enrolling for the following classes:

Eastern Daytime, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET, Starting Jan. 29 - March 4, 2020

Eastern Evening, Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET, Starting Jan. 27 - March 9, 2020 (skip 2/17)

Pacific Evening, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM PT, Starting Jan. 28 - March 3, 2020

Central Evening, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM CT, Starting Jan. 29 - March 4, 2020

Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class time

Learn more about the on-line NAMI Homefront Classes

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress,civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones.

The NAMI Homefront Team
Email: namieducation@nami.org
Phone: 703-524-7600

NAMI Homefront Content of 6 Classes and Resources:

Class 1: Intro to Family Education
Class 2: Biology of Mental Illness & Getting a Diagnosis
Class 3: Understanding Trauma, Overview of the Diagnoses and Treatment
Class 4: Treatment Services and Crisis Management
Class 5: Crisis Preparation and Communication Skills
Class 6:  Family Roles, Recovery and Self-Care

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

Ending the Silence logo

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. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped. Contact NAMI Orange 845-956-6264 or email namiorangeny@warwick.net to arrange for this presentation to be given at your school by our NAMI-trained presenters.

NAMI Ending the Silence for School Staff: 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts and statistics, how to approach students and how to work with families


NAMI Ending the Silence for Families: 1-hour presentation for parents and primary caregivers that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff

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Upcoming NAMI trainings are being offered soon for interested NAMI members who have experienced a mental health condition and who wish to be presenters to their local middle schools and/or high schools after receiving their NAMI training. Contact Dhanu at 845-294-2749
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net for the details

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 is a unique, education program developed by NAMI in which 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.  Audience participation and discussion are encouraged and a brief video with a variety of stories accompanies the presentation.  By broadening people's knowledge of mental illness, we replace misunderstanding, fear and judgment with insight, awareness and acceptance. This program is ideal for human resource departments, health care providers, law enforcement professionals, faith communities, educators, students or any community or civic organization.  Call NAMI Orange 845-956-6264 or email namiorangeny@warwick.net for information or to schedule a presentation at a convenient site.

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Upcoming NAMI trainings are being offered soon for interested NAMI members who have experienced a mental health condition and who wish to be presenters to their local groups after receiving their NAMI training.
Contact Dhanu at 845-294-2749
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net for the details

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Families Helping Families:
a team of NAMI Orange volunteers that provides information and resources to the families of patients in the Behavioral Unit at Orange Regional Medical Center.

If you are a NAMI Orange member and would like to volunteer in this capacity, contact us at namiorangeny@warwick.net

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