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


Live Concert to benefit NAMI:

The
Armonia Band

Sat., August 15
6-7 pm
on Facebook
click here for details



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

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NAMI Orange Education Mtg.
Virtual Meeting  Mon., Sept. 14
7-8 pm
Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy

Click link for details

 




UPCOMING COURSES:


Youth Mental Health First Aid
virtual training
Limited capacity
is now closed out

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NAMI Family-to-Family
Virtual Course

8 weeks (Saturdays)
Sept. 5 - Oct. 24
10 am-1 pm

Register now:
Dhanu: 845-294-2749




On-going  Support Groups:


Coping Circles
offered through
NYS Office of
Mental Health


NAMI Connection

*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

Starting Sept. 7
7-8 pm
1st & 3rd Mondays

Register: Call Dhanu at 845-294-2749, or dhanu72@hotmail.com

with name, address, 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
Thurs., 3-4 pm
845-359-8784





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.


 

Opioid Overdose/Naloxone/NARCAN Training

New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
is doing virtual NARCAN training

All registrants will receive a free Narcan kit as well as pamphlets describing programs that are available to help with the opioid problem.

Virtual attendees are limited to a maximum of 200 per session so that the kits can be distributed efficiently. “We don’t want to promise something to anyone that we can’t deliver,” Staff Sgt. Julio Fernandez said. Training the lifesavers, a  television type studio with lights and cameras was set up for the training at the Tri-County Community Partnership offices in Pine Bush. Two other National Guard personnel were on hand running a computer PowerPoint presentation and Spanish translation. Attendees are able to ask a few behind the scenes questions during the live presentation, which is conducted via the Go To Meeting website.

The training is a community effort supported by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster, Ellenville Regional Hospital, Greener Pathways, Hope Not Handcuffs-Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Community Services, Mid-Hudson Prevention Resource Center, Middletown Cares Coalition, NY National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, Orange County Department of Mental Health, Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, Team Newburgh, Tri-County Community Partnership, and the Ulster Prevention Council.

For more information: Text ERHRescue to 21000. This text service is provided by Ellenville Regional Hospitals’ Project Rescue’s non-emergency text line.



Call to see if this is available thru BOCES now
during Coronavirus shutdown

*Virtual training offered by NY National Guard - see above

No cost, through Orange-Ulster BOCES

Naloxone Kit included 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".