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:


Family
to
Family

in Newburgh on Saturdays for 5 weeks, starting
Sat., Jan. 11,
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
(O'Connor Hall)
145 Benkard Ave.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Only 2 slots left!

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 Dec., Jan., or Feb.



Mon., Dec. 16
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration

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Tues., Jan. 7
6:30 p.m.
NAMI Family
Support Group

First Presbyterian Church in Goshen





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.

 


 

Opioid Overdose/Naloxone Training

No cost, through Orange-Ulster BOCES

Naloxone Kit include In the training

Approved Special Topic Instructor – Naloxone

Division of Criminal Justice

Trainer:  Nancy Laterra-Ferraro, CPNP

845-291-0200 x 10957/845-341-8138 or

nancy.laterra-ferraro@ouboces.org

 

Register now

Training Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES, Carl Onken Conference Center

53 Gibson Road, Goshen, NY (behind CTEC building)

 

1.  Click here to go to Orange-Ulster BOCES website to view the courses offered

2.  When you find the date you wish to attend, click on the title, then click on “enroll now.”  If this is your first time registering for a course, follow the prompts for “new user” and create an account.  If you are unable to attend, be sure to access your account and drop the class.




NARCAN

Those whose Narcan kits have expired medications or who have had the situation to use the Narcan to prevent an overdose, may get replacement vials of the medication.

TWO OPTIONS:

Option #1 is through ADAC
(Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County) 


ADAC will exchange your used or expired Narcan kit.  ADAC is located at 224 Main Street in Goshen.  Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  They close from 12-1 p.m. for lunch.  It is recommended you call to insure the Peer Engagement Specialist that handles the Narcan training is in, 845-294-9000.  They also do a quick one-on-one training if you are interested and unable to attend a scheduled training session. 

 
Option #2 is through the pharmacies listed in the directory link below.

Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP)
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has an important pharmacy benefit for all New Yorkers who have prescription coverage through their health insurance plans: the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). The key elements of this program are:

Co-payments for naloxone in an amount up to $40 for each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone.
Directory with pharmacies in New York State listed by county where you can get the Naloxone: Click here

If anyone has used Narcan to prevent an overdose, he/she is requested to complete and submit the "New York State Department of Health Opioid Overdose Reporting Form".