NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                         Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net         
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                                                 Telephone:  845-956-NAMI (6264)                                                                               Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)
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Discussion Group

      *Contact us if you wish to be added to our email database to receive meeting announcements


ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED
including saving
6 protected medication classes in Medicare D
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Veterans' Mental Health Bill
click above


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

Sundays:
Sept. 8-Nov. 17
2:30-5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen
Pre-register by calling Dhanu at 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


Wed., June 26
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Tues., July 2,
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Family Support Group
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen


  Saturday, July 6 
     9 a.m. - 5 p.m.     
& Sunday, July 7
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Great American Weekend in Goshen

NAMI Orange will have a table with flyers & brochures


There are no Education meetings in July and August


Mon., July 15
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration


Thurs.,July 18
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together




2019 NAMI-NYS
Educational Conference
October 25-27
at the
Albany Marriott





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

Poem by harris blake marquesano

printed with permission of his mother Stephanie Marquesano,
founder of the harris project


"mommy"

the things you provided

I took and I took

with greed and selfish tendency

I took and I took

when you warned me of danger

 I gave you my back

so then you showed me and gave

my life a 2nd chance to re-track

when I stayed up all night

it was your hand on my hand

with a maternal embrace you gave me

the power to live on and wake up

head and body held high

then I strayed and I strayed

until you almost lost sight

but you never gave up no you

showed more care than ever before

so now I cry and I cry but my

head’s remaining high, no substance besides

you can ever be used to comfort this

very fragile   but very loving   yet self-absorbed soul.

I love you mom and if I could take

all your pain, I would say my dreams have

come true, b/c the worst that I’ve

done is hurting you. 

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Co-occurring Disorder Awareness
www.facebook.com/theharrisprojectCOD