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 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






NOTE DATE CHANGE
Mon., Nov. 25

6:15-8:30 p.m.
NAMI Orange
Annual Meeting

including vote for Board of Directors by the membership

RSVP Requested


NOTE DATE CHANGE
Mon., Dec. 2

Holiday Party for members and their families; and NAMI Orange invited guests
RSVP required
namiorangeny@warwick.net
845-956-6264



Mon., Dec. 16
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration



Tues., Dec. 3
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.

 


 

Children/Adolescents

  • 2019-2020 Children, Youth and Families Services Directory in Orange County
    includes descriptions of the many services offered by the Youth Bureau and other agencies
  • Text 4 Teens  845-391-1000
    Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc.'s anonymous text helpline.
    Provides teens with confidential text line for information, referral and support.
    Sponsored by Orange County Youth Bureau and OC Dept. of Mental Health
    NOW AVAILABLE 24/7
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  • NAMI Launches Crisis Text Line Service Partnership
    Free support at your fingertips, 24/7
    Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.

    Here’s how it works:
    Text NAMI to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
    A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
    The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

  • Mental Health Division of Children and Family Services

    The Orange County Department of Mental Health (OCDMH) through the Division of Children and Family Services is responsible for planning, development, and coordination of services for children with mental health issues and their families. This task involves cross-system collaboration with other county departments, schools, community agencies, parents/caregivers and youth.

  • Family Ties

    a support group for parents and families with children/adolescents who have emotional, behavioral or social difficulties (including Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders.)
    Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at MHA in Middletown. Call MHA at 845-342-2400 Ext. 1246 for more information

  • Autism Spectrum Fund
    Formed in 2004, Autism Move-a-thon of Orange County (AMOC) strives to support families who cope with Autism and related disorders. These families face their struggle often in isolation and at great personal hardship. AMOC aims to raise public awareness of Autism through seminars and media campaigns in Orange County. AMOC works to provide information and networks to help empower families and the community, so that we can better address the unique and troubling challenges of this health problem. AMOC also aims to raise understanding and tolerance in Orange County. We advocate for those people, often voiceless, who might act or look different, who should be respected, and loved for whom they (or we) are.

    Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. administers annual  donation from AMOC for the Autism Spectrum Fund. Click here for Application Form

    Call Natasha Tomlins for more information 845-342-2400 ext. 1254
    • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley's Lanza Children's Law Center
      is dedicated exclusively to protecting the rights of children   
      Home page is lshv.org
      • Special Education
      • children with disabilities
      • school suspension
      • children in foster care and homeless children
      • social security income (SSI) benefits
      • guardianship
    • NAMI-NYS Downloads Relating to Children

    • NAMI-NYS Children's Advocacy

    • 44 Children's Books on Mental Health

    • ok2talk.org

      Teens and young adults who live with mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. Many don’t know what’s wrong with them but feel like it’s their fault. Those who understand what is happening fear they can’t be helped. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those suffering and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.

      The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. OK2TALK hopes this is the first step towards getting help and feeling better.

            *NAMI is one of the founding partners of OK2TALK.

             

             

             

             

               

               

               

               

                ·         Formed in 2004, Autism Move-a-thon in Orange County (AMOC) strives to support families who cope with Autism and related disorders. These families face their struggle often in isolation and at great personal hardship. AMOC aims to raise public awareness of Autism through seminars and media campaigns in Orange County. AMOC works to provide information and networks to help empower families and the community, so that we can better address the unique and troubling challenges of this health problem. AMOC also aims to raise understanding and tolerance in Orange County. We advocate for those people, often voiceless, who might act or look different, who should be respected, and loved for whom they (or we) are.

                Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. administers annual donation from AMOC for the Autism Spectrum Fund. Click here for Application Form

                Call Natasha Tomlins for more information (845) 342-2400 ext. 254