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 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
to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches

See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:


Starting Wed Oct. 9, 6:30-9 p.m.
for six  Wednesdays through Nov. 20
(no class Nov 13)
Call Dhanu now to pre-register
Click link for details.


in Newburgh on Saturdays for 6 weeks, starting
Sat., Jan. 4,
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
(O'Connor Hall)
145 Benkard Ave.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

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

Mon., Oct. 21
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown

no fee
no registration

Educational Conference

October 25-27
at the
Albany Marriott

Tues., Nov. 5,
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family Support Group
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen

Mon., Nov. 25

6:30-8:30 p.m.
NAMI Orange
Annual Meeting

including vote for Board of Directors by the membership

RSVP Requested

Mon., Dec. 2

Holiday Party for members and their families; and
invited guests

 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details



  • Veterans Crisis Line Website:
    The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

    Veterans' Mental Health Bill

    NAMI Homefront

    NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress,civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

    The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones.

    An application process is required to ensure this program is a good fit. Space is limited.


    •  vet2vet program is a  Peer Networking group led by veterans, for veterans and members of the Armed Services offered through Orange County's Mental Health Association. 
      Vet2Vet participation is free, anonymous and confidential. The networking meetings provide an opportunity to discuss challenges facing today's Veterans including post- traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, addiction, employment or academic issues. If you want more information about VET2VET, contact Larry Neumann, Veteran Program Coordinator at (845)342-2400 Ext 1237or email
      Support group meeting schedule:
      Mondays, 6 p.m. at Thrall Library in Middletown
      Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. at Hudson House in Newburgh
      Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. at Port Jervis Public Library
      Thursdays, 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Residence in Newburgh
    • Orange County Veterans Service Agency
      Informs and assists veterans and their families, and members of the military, in matters pertaining to the numerous VA benefits, rights, and privileges available to them. 111 Craigville, Road, Goshen, NY 10924
      (845) 291-2470

    • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley:
      Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project

      Providing free civil legal services to those who have served:
      Home page is;    LSHV Veterans and Military Brochure

      • VA Benefits
      • Housing
      • Consumer Affairs
      • Social Security and SSI Disability Claims
      • Elder Law
      • Domestic Violence
      • Public Benefits

    • Vet Connect 
      Hospitals in the mid-Hudson region launched a website aimed at providing returning veterans with job, educational and health care information.

    • Help for Homeless Veterans
      National Call Number: 877-424-3838

    • Support Services for Veteran Families in Orange, Duchess, Ulster and Sullivan) 845-565-2892 
    • NAMI Find Support for Veterans and Active Duty
      On this page we focus on questions that military personnel often ask, concerning treatment resources, disclosure and staying healthy during the transition to civilian life. - See more at:
      On this website, NAMI focuses on questions that military personnel often ask, concerning treatment resources, disclosure and staying healthy during the transition to civilian life.
      On this page we focus on questions that military personnel often ask, concerning treatment resources, disclosure and staying healthy during the transition to civilian life. - See more at:
      On this page we focus on questions that military personnel often ask, concerning treatment resources, disclosure and staying healthy during the transition to civilian life. - See more at:
    • NYS Office of Mental Health: Military Personnel and their Families

      In recognition of the contribitions made by the Armed Forces of the United States: The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves – the New York State Office of Mental Health thanks military personnel and their families for their dedicated service.

      We are proud to offer outreach, information and referral services, and counseling to support service members, their families, and veterans during deployment, reintegration, and post–deployment periods.
            • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
              TAPS provides immediate and long-term emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America

            • Military OneSource: Provides information on a wide variety of subjects including parenting issues, children’s education, help with child care, and other topics such as personal finances and legal matters. Counseling as well as resources are provided.

            • Scholarships for Military Wives & Children
     link to finding financial aid and scholarships

            • Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
              Call Center is open M-F: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

            “Our military can play a big role in changing the conversation around mental health for the entire country. Because we know these men and women are heroes…And if they can be brave enough to step up and get the help they need, perhaps that will help some kid in some community who's depressed...”
            -Michelle Obama


            VA Mission Act passes the U.S. Senate: On May 23 the VA Mission Act passed the U.S. Senate following recent passage by the U.S. House of Representatives. The VA Mission Act will help Veterans with mental health conditions by:

            * Making it easier to access private sector health care
            * Connecting caregivers of Veterans with service-connected conditions from all
            service-eras to the VA Family Caregiver Program
            * Creating safe opioid prescribing practices for non-VA health providers
            * Allowing VA health providers to treat Veterans via telemedicine across state

            The bill was signed into law by President Trump on June 6, 2018