NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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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:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
Course

St. Francis of Assisi Church
145 Benkard Rd.
Newburgh

May 18-June 15 
(5 more Saturdays-
no class on May 11)

9:30-3:30 p.m.

Call  845-956-6264 immediately. There are 4 slots left!




On-going  Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registeration
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.


Thurs., May 16
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Mon., May 20
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration


Wed., May 22
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


NAMI Education Meeting
June 10, 6:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker:
Gary Texter, Director of Outreach at HONOR (emergency housing)

RSVP 956-6264 or
namiorangeny@warwick.net




June 19-22
2019 NAMI National Convention
in Seattle




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



Upcoming Events/Outreaches

 



Local Meetings/Support Groups on a Separate Page

The 2015 NAMI National Convention

Come Find Your Heart in San Francisco.

Whether you left your heart in San Francisco or you’ve never visited this beautiful city by the bay, make plans now to join us for the 2015 NAMI National Convention.

You won’t want to miss the outstanding program offerings including:

  • Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness
  • People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery
  • The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation
  • Abundant networking opportunities so we can learn from each other about how we can improve the lives of all people living with mental illness and their families
  • Inspiration, innovation and an exhilarating four days in this wonderful city

Make your plans now to attend this life-changing event, July 6-9 in San Francisco.

The fastest & easiest way is to register online.

2015 Pre-Convention Registration Rates

Full Registration Rates (includes closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Super Saver $210 $275 3/1/15
Early Bird $235 $310 5/31/15
Consumer Early Bird $150 $210 5/31/15

 

Day Registration Rates (does not include closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Day rate $100 $125 N/A
Consumer Day rate $60 $75 N/A

 

Full Registration rates include the four days of convention attendance and a ticket to the closing night dinner.

These rates are for pre-convention registration only and are good through June 15, 2015. After that date, you must register onsite at a higher rate.

Registration Details

Member: To qualify for NAMI Member rates, you must be a current member and provide your member number or the name of your state affiliate.

Consumer: To qualify for the consumer rate, you must be an individual living with a mental illness.

Payment information: Full payment must be received with registration. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check and purchase orders. Purchase orders must be paid by May 1, 2015.

Transfers: You may transfer your registration to another person. You must notify us in writing of this change no later than June 15, 2015.

Cancellations:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax, or email by June 15, 2015
  • If you cancel prior to May 31, 2015, there is a $25 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • If you cancel between June 1 and June 15, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • No refunds will be processed after June 15, 2015
- See more at: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-National-Convention#sthash.PgYAChOx.dp

stigmaFree Pledge

Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental illness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues. Take the pledge and raise awareness.

- See more at: http://www.nami.org/stigmafree#sthash.GDkJqn4c.dpuf

  


Saturday, June 1

Newburgh Illuminated

The Newburgh Illuminated Festival is an event designed to celebrate the diversity and dynamism of our wonderful river city with a day of music, art, dance, poetry, food, and more. It brings people and families together to shine a light on the City of Newburgh to bring new people to the area, increased tourism, attract new businesses and have a positive effect on our regional perception.

 The brainchild of Newburgh mayor Judy Kennedy, the family-and pet-friendly event will be held this year on June 1 on Broadway near Liberty and Grand Streets from noon until 10pm. Four outdoor performance stages will be featured throughout the day along with the annual Colorfest, activities especially for children on the lawn of Washington Headquarters, musical guests at the Wherehouse, a dance and performing arts stage, a fashion show and much more.

NAMI Orange will have a table with brochures & pamphlets describing mental health conditions and support services in Orange County.


Sunday, June 2

Post deployment Yellow Ribbon event, location & time to be announced.


Tuesday, June 4

MidHudson Forensic Psychiatric Ctr.

Presentation:
How Mental Health is Perceived among Ethnic Minority Population

 


NAMI Convention

UPDATE:

2019 NAMI National Convention
will be held in

Seattle, Washington
June 19 - 22, 2019!

The 2019 NAMI National Convention originally planned to be held in Atlanta, Georgia will now be held in Seattle, Washington. NAMI was notified by the hotel of their intention to cancel the convention contract. The hotel did present several other
hotel options, but none met NAMI's requirements for acceptable dates, meeting space or an Atlanta location.

Quickly, NAMI began the process of searching for a new city and hotel to host the
annual convention. During this process, the Hyatt Regency Seattle emerged as an
excellent choice. The Hyatt Regency Seattle is a beautiful, newly opened hotel. They are excited to host NAMI and welcome our attendees.

NAMI is sorry for any confusion or inconvenience this change may have caused.

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Join the nation’s largest gathering of mental health advocates as we share, learn and network around important mental health issues. Click on the above link to register.

Launching at this year’s convention – NAMI’s new strategic plan! The convention’s theme, Our Movement, Our Moment captures the power and excitement of this moment as we mobilize the NAMI movement!


July 6 & 7

Great American Weekend
Goshen, NY

Saturday, July 6, 2019: 9am-5pm
Sunday July 7, 2019: 10am-5pm

Village Square at The First Presbyterian Church
Park 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924

FOOD   CRAFTS   MUSIC    RIDES   INFORMATION BOOTHS


August 11

FLORIDA FAMILY FUNFEST

Details to follow

Usually 1 - 8 p.m.

Rides, art exhibit, craft and food vendors, free entertainment and more



NAMI-NYS Education Conference

October 25-27, 2019

The NAMI-NYS Education Conference at the Albany Marriott features national leaders in progressing advances in mental health research, treatment, service delivery and advocacy issues.

The NAMI-NYS conference consists of NAMI-NYS Grassroots leaders, people living with a mental illness, family members and friends of people with a mental illness, providers of mental health services, mental health advocates and New York State agency leaders.

During the conference, NAMI-NYS presents the latest information on current research, treatment options and advocacy issues that impact the delivery of mental health care. NAMI-NYS also honors leaders of mental health awareness. The conference features plenary and workshop sessions.



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