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.


 

Mental Health Organizations/Agencies:

 

NAMI-NYS, our state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
TEMPORARY NUMBER: 1-518-248-7634
NAMI New York State
99 Pine Street, Suite 105
Albany, NY 12207


NAMI-NYS Facebook

Twitter: @NAMINEWYORK

NAMI-NYS Instagram
NAMI NYS has created a new instagram account that features NAMI NYS's and their affiliates' free support, education and advocacy updates, events and resources. It also features self-care tips and hopeful quotes.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI),
our national organization
4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203
info@nami,org

NAMI (National) Information Helpline: 1-800-950-6264
The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST


NAMI Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information.
Text NAMI to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment



http://www.nami.org

NAMI Facebook

NAMI Twitter: @NAMICommunicate

NAMI Twitter:  @NAMIAdvocacy

NAMI Policy Twitter: @namipolicywonk
Ron Honberg, NAMI National Director of  Policy and Legal Affairs


Instagram:www.instagram.com/NAMICommunicate

NAMI Videos on YouTube


NAMI Blogs are resources for people who are interested in mental health. Our national organization features the latest research, stories of recovery, ways to end stigma and strategies for living well. 

NAMI-sponsored or NAMI websites offering social media interactions:

  • ok2talk.org

    Teens and young adults who live with mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. Many don’t know what’s wrong with them but feel like it’s their fault. Those who understand what is happening fear they can’t be helped. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those suffering and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.

    The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. OK2TALK hopes this is the first step towards getting help and feeling better.

        *NAMI is one of the founding partners of OK2TALK.

  • You Are Not Alone (YANA)
    another NAMI website that is for folks who would like to read others stories or tell their story to help inspire hope and break down stigma



Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. 
845-342-2400 (Extensions are now four digits beginning with 1)

http://www.mhaorangeny.com


MHA FaceBook


Mental Health America is MHA's national organization
1-800-969-6642

http://www.nmha.org

Mental Health America FaceBook

Twitter: @MentalHealthAm



Access: Supports for Living (previously known as Occupations, Inc.)
this agency's new name as of January 1, 2015 
provides many services to Orange County residents

  • coordinated care
  • behavioral health, including quick response team, counseling
  • intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • living and working in the community, including housing and employment

1-888-750-2266

http://accesssupports.org/


ASFL FaceBook

Twitter: @AccessSupports

 

Independent Living, Inc.

441 E. Main Street              
Middletown, NY                  
845-342-1162                      

5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, NY
845-565-1162

14 Pelton Street, East Wing
Monticello, NY 12701
845-794-3322

Excerpts from their website

Independent Living, Inc. is a consumer-directed, cross-disability advocacy and service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities living in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.

Independent Living offers mental health services at  Newburgh, Middletown and Monticello, NY locations aimed at helping people with psychiatric disabilities, including those at continuing risk of homelessness, to overcome stigma, connect with needed supports, build constructive relationships with peers, advocate on their own behalf, define and pursue their personal journeys to wellness, and make the transition from system dependence to independence.

Mental health service programs include:

Case Management
Transition (“Bridger”) and Diversion Services
Forensic Connections Program
Self-Directed Care

   

Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc.
845-615-9019
Its mission is to enrich and empower the lives of individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders by providing services and opportunities for meaningful emotional, social, vocational and educational growth.
http://rehab.org/about

 

Orange County Government Website
845-291-4000
https://www.orangecountygov.com/

Click on Departments tab, then Mental Health
Department of Mental Health
Darcie Miller, Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health (845)291-2601

 

Orange County NY System of Care
"pathway to care" for children and youth with serious
mental health needs and their families

Angela Turk 845-291-2610
FaceBook OCSOC

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Kendra's Law)
The contact person in Orange County for issues relating to Assisted Outpatient Treatment is Meghan Keener, AOT Coordinator at the Department of Mental Health. She can be reached at 845-291-2617.

 

New York State Office of Mental Health
promotes the mental health and well-being of all New Yorkers
1-800-597-8481

http://www.omh.ny.gov/


FaceBook NYSOMH

Twitter: @NYSomh

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation
1-877-726-4727

http://www.samhsa.gov/

FaceBook samhsa

Twitter: @samhsagov

(NYAPRS) New York Association of Psychiatric Services, Inc.
194 Washington Avenue - Suite 400, Albany, NY 12210 
P: 518-436-0008  F: 518-436-0044

Excerpts from website: NYAPRS is a statewide coalition of people who use and/or provide recovery oriented community based mental health services. We value difference and promote cultural competence in all aspects of our work.

NYAPRS is dedicated to improving services and social conditions for people with psychiatric disabilities or diagnoses, and those with trauma-related conditions by promoting their recovery, rehabilitation and rights so that all people can participate freely in the opportunities of society.

Our aim has been to bring together and serve the needs of the broad spectrum of community based mental health recovery, rehabilitation and peer support services in New York. Accordingly, we have reached out to consumers/survivors and professionals associated with the state's Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment (IPRT) programs, supported employment and education, affirmative business services and other peer-driven rehabilitation and recovery support services. Our goal has been to help connect and unite these diverse groups, building on their shared dedication to quality recovery services.

National Institute of Mental Health
is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to mental health research
1-866-615-6464

http://nimh.nih.gov

FaceBook NIMHgov

Twitter: @NIMHgov