NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                          Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net
                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
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Advocacy
Request to contact
Aileen Gunther regarding Mental Health closures

 



Upcoming Events/Outreaches


See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
free 12 week course
Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)

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Starting Tues, May 8 
at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh
Call Dhanu 294-2749
now to register



NAMI Basics

free 6 week course starting Tues, June 3
in Goshen
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now since class size
is limited



NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental illness held
every Friday

6-7:30 p.m.

no fee,
no registration


Wed., April 25
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Thurs., May 3
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration

 


Do not miss
this amazing performance!

Sunday, May 6
2 p.m. 
Thrall Library
Play presentation about Depression, Suicide perfomed by
Lori Schneider
"Every
Brilliant
Thing"

$20 admission
Call 845-956-6264
to reserve tickets
(please arrive at 1:30)


NAMI Education Meeting
Mon., May 14

Topic: HARP
Health & Recovery Plan

6:30-8:30 p.m.
RSVP requested



Saturday, May 19
3 p.m.
NAMI Faithnet
Registration required
845-238-2348


Mon., May 21
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
at ORMC
Conf. Room #7

No fee,
no registration


2018 NAMI National Convention
in New Orleans
June 27-30, 2018



 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