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including saving
6 protected medication classes in Medicare D
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
to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches

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



Sept. 8-Nov. 17
2:30-5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen
Pre-register by calling Dhanu at 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 July and August

Mon., July 15
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration

Thurs.,July 18
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together

Wed., July 31
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238

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

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

Orange County Crisis Call Center


Orange County Crisis Call Center

Crisis Call Center

*Excerpt from Mental Health Asociation in Orange County, Inc. Facebook post

Orange County Crisis Call Center (OCCC) officially opened on April 1st, 2019 and is composed of a team of experienced and highly trained professionals. The calls are answered by clinician-staffed telephone support and outreach unit that is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-832-1200 to anyone in the county in need of emotional support or crisis intervention.

The emergency services center will provide a centralized response center for the unit and consolidates services, including 911:

*Orange County Department of Mental Health has contracted with the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. (MHA) to provide the telephone response including:

  • 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

*If Peer Services are needed, the OCCC will ensure the connection with Independent Living, Inc.’s certified Peers who are co-located with the OCCC listeners at the 911 Center.

*If a mobile response is warranted, the call-listeners will deploy a mobile behavioral health response (Mobile Mental Health) by Access Supports for Living. The mobile team staff are also co-located at the 911 Center.

[Please be aware that if you call Mobile Mental Health's original telephone number, 1-888-750-2266, there is no option to specifically chose Mobile Mental Health; the opening message states "if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, choose Option 1 to be transferred to the Orange County Crisis Call Center.".  However, you may call the Orange County Crisis Call Center directly at 1-800-832-1200 or 911.]

Note that Text-for-Teens is now offered 24/7 at 845-391-1000