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.

 


 

Substance Use and Mental Health Issues



Orange County Crisis Call Center
1-800-832-1200

  • the ability to screen for substance use disorder
  • complete New York State’s required LOCADTR tool to determine substance use disorder level of care
  • schedule an appointment for persons in need of substance use disorder treatment

The mobile response was previously a mental health response, but will now be available to individuals in need of assistance across all three disability areas (Developmental Disability, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder). The Mental Health Association will also have the capacity to dispatch certified peers, including three FTEs of peers through Independent Living, Inc., who are dedicated to this project, to assist individuals in connecting to, and navigating, the behavioral health system. Independent Living and Access Supports for Living will report all outcomes to the Mental Health Association and the Mental Health Association will follow-up with all callers to determine if their needs were met, and if appropriate, ensure engagement in treatment services.

Click link above for details


 

New Urgent Care Centers
for Mental Health and Substance Use

Two mental health and substance use urgent care centers have opened. These walk-in clinics are open to adults and children


             Access: Supports for Living
Locations: 16-24 Union Street, Middletown
                   21-23 Grand Street, Newburgh
          Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
         Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, peers, care managers are available on site.

After checking into the Access urgent care center, the patient will go to the "living room", a place for the patient to chat with a counselor. Then a nurse will assess the patient to be sure there are no underlying medical issues. Following the health exam, the patient will meet with a therapist, with their family and support system if they wish.

On a case-by-case basis, a care manager can assist with resources such as financial struggles, food insecurity or housing issues.

A patient will schedule, if neccesary, follow-up treatment either with Access or with other partner psychiatric treatment.

Insurers will be billed directly for those who have insurance. However, due to a $4 million federal grant, for the next 2 years, out of pocket costs of patients who require treatment but are uninsured, will be covered.


Orange County Department of Mental Health
Chemical Dependency Services

Brochure-Page 1

Brochure-Page 2

Services provided relate to:

  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Treatment
  • Recovery


HOPE not HANDCUFFS

a Program of Tri-County Community Partnership
Excerpts from their brochure

833-428-4673
an innovative approach to bring hope
to those struggling with addiction

When a person is ready to begin the process of recovery, they can walk in to a participating police department and ask for help.

  • They will be greeted with support, compassion and respect. Once accepted into the program, *the individual will be guided through a brief intake process to ensure proper treatment placement.
  • A trained angel volunteer will be called to the station to help with paperwork and to provide support until a treatment option is found.

Regardless of insurance status, the team will work directly with local substance use services for placement in a treatment facility as soon as possible.

*Exceptions that may make someone ineligible for the program: a felony or domestic violence warant; danger to others; under 18 without parent or guardian consent; medical condition that may need hospitalization.

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Currently participating Police Departments as of June 14, 2019:

Crawford, Town of

Goshen, Town of

Maybrook, Town of

Middletown, City of

Montgomery, Town of

Mount Hope, Town of

Walden, Village of

Wallkill, Town of

Coming Soon:

New Windsor and Port Jervis

List is rapidly growing-call your local Police Department to see if they have joined the initiative.


New Orange Campaign
Targets Opioid Addiction:
Connect 2 Disconnect

Connect 2 Disconnect is a new Orange County initiative designed to combat opioid addiction through education by helping parents connect with their kids to break the connection between prescription drugs and heroin.

Video Public Service Announcement

General information

For more information or to request written materials, contact:

Special Projects and Community Affairs Bureau
Email: DACommunityAffairs@orangecountygov.com
Telephone: 845-615-3640




Orange Regional Medical Center
Offers Free "Circle of Hope" Support Group
for Families of Those Battling Addiction


Orange Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, is offering a free support group for families of those battling addiction called the “Circle of Hope” Family Support Group. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center, located at 110 Crystal Run Road, in Middletown, NY.

Family Support Navigators will be available to offer individuals resources and information about additional support for guidance and treatment. Discussions are conducted in a safe, judgment-free environment. All meetings are free and confidential and verbal participation is not required.

Addiction can impact many things in someone’s life, including family, work and school. The “Circle of Hope” support group helps family members or loved ones who are caring for an individual struggling with a substance use disorder. For more information, please call Orange Regional’s Community Health Coordinator, Andrew Oni, at 845-333-7324. Registration is not required.


Resource Recovery Center of Orange County

Facebook link click above

RRCofOC is a medically supervised detoxification and inpatient rehabilitation facility in the Town of Wallkill (in the former Holiday Inn Building).

Forty beds, half for detox and half for rehab were open as of December1, 2019. A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for January 13 and the public is welcomed to attend and tour the facility. 

If you know someone who needs help, reach out! 844-606-HELP or email INFO@RRCOOC.com.


SAMHSA: Substance Abuse
and
Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

National HelpLine: 800-662-HELP (4357) or 800-487-4889 (TTY)
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline: 877-SAMHSA7 or 877-726-4727


Do You Need Help Addessing
Addiction or Mental Health Care?

CHAMP:Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project


 Drug Take Back Act Signed into Law


Pharmacies will soon be required to provide either a box where you can drop off unused medications or an envelope that you can use to mail back the medication to a disposal facility. This service will be free of charge to the consumer and will be paid for entirely by the pharmaceutical companies.

 

Excerpt from
Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther Newsletter: 

"Medication that is forgotten in a cabinet can be found and improperly used by others in the home. Many teens who began using opioids find them first in their parents' or grandparents' medicine cabinets. However, if unwanted pills are simply flushed down the toilet or tossed out, they can mix with the public water supply."

That is why the new Drug Drop Off law is so important. For more information on existing drug take-back programs and a map of locations across the state, please click here. Insert your zip code to be able to read the map more easily.

For general information regarding safe medication disposal for households, click here.

If you or someone you know is in need of addiction treatment services, please click here for a list of providers in our area.

Aileen Gunther also invites you to contact her office at 845-342-9304 or 845-794-5807 so she can help you find available services.


 

NAMI Orange does not recommend specific programs or services.
The  resources listed below are for informational purposes only.



Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment

 

The Orange Regional Family Program
for Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

has moved to:

Medical Pavilion
75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135
Middletown, NY 10940
845-333-7818

845-333-7800 for the Out-Patient Counseling Services

 


 

Exodus Clinic

a drug and alcohol abuse and behavioral disorder rehabilitation center

671 Route 17 M, State Farm Building
Monroe, New York 10950
Located in Monroe, NY and serves Orange and Rockland Counties, NY;
Warwick, NY, and Sussex County, NJ.
845-837-1635

 


 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES:

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (Information and referral)
    845-294-9000
    NOTE: Family Support Group Meetings every Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m.

  • Catholic Charities (Outpatient treatment)
    845-569-0034
  • Center of Recovery
    845-220-2146
  • Middletown Addictions Crisis Center
    845-343-1443
  • RECAP Outpatient Rehab Program
    845-421-6234 or 845-342-3978 X6234
  • Restart Day Treatment (age 13-21 Access thru school district)
    845-294-0526
  • Restorative Management
    845-561-5783
  • Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center
    845-341-2511