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 email@example.com
to learn about the application process
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
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
For ongoing Family Support Group Meetings, click here
There are no Education Meetings in Jan. or Feb
Sunday, Jan. 26 meeting regarding topic WRAP
at First Presbyterian Church, Goshen
RSVP by Jan. 24
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Thurs., Feb. 27
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
ORMC's Community Health Education Center
Registration required, RSVP
1-888-321-6762 by Mon., Feb 24
2020 NYS Legislative Advocacy Day
Tues., March 3
Mon., March 9
NAMI Orange Education Meeting
"Hope Not Handcuffs"
2020 NAMI National Convention
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.
Local Drug Drop-Offs
(not all-inclusive: Call your local police department
to inquire if they participate)
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.
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.
|Town of Crawford
|The Crawford Police Department has joined a growing list of Orange County agencies that offer a prescription drug drop box. There will be a drop box installed at the front entrance to the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush where residents can access during town hall hours. But residents can also drop off medications 24/7 at the police department in the back of the town hall.
A medication disposal box has been installed in the lobby of the Middletown Police Department at
2 James Street, Middletown. Anyone may leave unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In other words, you do not have to be a city resident.
The FDA advises against flushing meds down the toilet and, of course, medications should never be thrown into the trash.
Police Lt. John Ewanciw said eight out of ten heroin users first abused prescription pain killers they took from friends or family members.
Always remove unused or expired medications from your household and dispose of them in an appropriate manner so that they will not have the potential to harm someone.
| City of Newburgh
|A medication disposal box has been installed in the lobby of the City of Newburgh's Police Department Headquarters at 55 Broadway. The box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
| New Windsor
Times Herald Record-June 06, 2016
A drug collection drop box has been installed in the lobby of the New Windsor Police Department at 55 Union Avenue.
The box, which functions much like a post office mail deposit box, will allow members of the community to safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances.
It is completely anonymous, no questions asked, and the box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Anyone with questions can contact the New Windsor Police Department Community Policing Unit at 845-563-4637.
| Orange Regional Medical Center
ORMC is partnering with NeighborRx Pharmacy to accept expired, unwanted or unused drugs during pharmacy hours:
M-F from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
There is a secure medication disposal receptacle located inside the NeighborRx Pharmacy in ORMC's Outpatient building at 707 East Main Street, Middletown.
Acceptable items: prescriptions (schedule II-V) controlled and non-controlled substances), prescription ointments, vitamins, prescription patches, pet medications, and over-the-counter medications.
Non-acceptible items: needles, inhalers, aerosal cans, thermometers, lotions, liquids and hydrogen peroxide. Liquid medications and syringes will also not be accepted.
For more information, call 333-7250.
| Port Jervis
A drug collection box has been installed at the Port Jervis Police Department at 20 Hammond Street. It is available 24/7.
Town of Wallkill (2 locations)
New York State Police located at 55 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY [tele: 845-856-6500] have a collection box in their building entrance which is accessible 24/7 where anyone can throw expired or no longer used medications as long as the pills are in some form of container (even in securely zip-locked or tied plastic bags). If pills are in their original prescription bottles, you may wish to remove the labels for your privacy.
Liquid medications and syringes are NOT accepted.
Just speak to the officer at the window and he/she can even provide a container for you. This is a free service. (Some pharmacies participate in a drug drop off, but may charge a fee for the service.
Town of Wallkill Police Station
99 Tower Drive, Building B
Med Drop-Box operates 24/7 for disposal of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter meds to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.
Town of Warwick Police Department lobby
132 Kings Highway, Warwick
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
prescriptions, precription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, sample medications, and medications for pets
sharps, needles, aerosols, inhalers or liquids