NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY:


Would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact our office at 845-956-6264
or email info@namiorangeny.org

to learn about the application process



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



*When registering, please indicate which course, meeting or support group you are requesting



Zoom
NAMI Orange 
Education Mtg.
Click here

Mon., April 12,
7 pm

Topic: Seeking Self-Help Safely
(avoiding scams) and also handling the grief of losing a loved one

We welcome our very special guest speaker Ginnie Brown who lost her daughter 11 years ago when she attended a retreat in Arizona and died in a sweat lodge



To celebrate May Mental Health Awareness Month:

"Extra Innings"
2 hour movie
through Zoom
with Q&A

Click here
to view details





UPCOMING COURSES:

 



Zoom
NAMI Family & Friends

Sat., May 22,
4-6 pm

Click above for details


Zoom NAMI 
Family-to-Family

Sat., Sept 11-Oct. 30
8 consecutive Saturdays
10 am-1 pm

 




On-going  Support Groups:


NAMI Connection
Offered online through
NAMI Orange  1st & 3rd Thursdays 
7-8:30 pm

Email to register at 
info@namiorangeny.org

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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NAMI
 FAMILY 

SUPPORT
GROUP
(Virtual)

presented by NAMI Orange
Click here for details

1st & 3rd Mondays
6:30-8 pm

Register by  emailing 
info@namiorangeny.org

o
r call our office
845-956-6264

with name, phone # and email




NAMI National Conference

June 30-July 3, 2021





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

Click above link for possible ETS ZOOM presentations


-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

Virtual trainings offered by NYS OASAS (Office of Addiction Services and Supports)
See link below

Naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan, is a medication that can?rapidly reverse an opioid overdose from a prescription opioid, heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs mixed with opioids. Because fentanyl is more potent than other opioids, additional doses of naloxone may be required to reverse an overdose.

Naloxone nasal spray?is now available in more than 2,000 pharmacies across New York State.? Individuals who are at risk for an overdose and their family members and friends may acquire naloxone?in these pharmacies without bringing in a prescription. Community-based organizations also dispense naloxone kits and provide free training on how to administer naloxone, and how to recognize/respond to the signs of an overdose.

Naloxone Training
Virtual naloxone training is now available to anyone interested in learning about this life saving medication. 
Group training can be scheduled by sending a naloxone training request to SOR@oasas.ny.gov.




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".