NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY:

Not losing MH beds to Coronavirus


Would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact our office at 845-956-6264
or email namiorangeny@warwick.net
to learn about the application process



Upcoming Events/Outreaches


EDUCATION MEETINGS:

Virtual NAMI Orange Education Meeting

Mon., Oct 5
7-8:30 pm

featuring:
Armonia Band

"Music is Therapy"

Click above for details



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

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UPCOMING COURSES:


NAMI Basics
Virtual Course

6 Sundays, starting Oct. 11, 1:30-4 pm

Register now

Click here for details



NAMI Homefront

Register now for
6 virtual classes
in Oct/Nov
Be sure to observe the time zone


Virtual NAMI 
Family-to-Family

Jan. 2-Feb. 20, 10 am-1 pm
8 consecutive Saturdays




On-going  Support Groups:


Coping Circles
offered through
NYS Office of
Mental Health


NAMI Connection

*Offered online through
NAMI Sullivan Mondays, 7 pm

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*Offered online through
NAMI
capitalregionny

Tuesdays, 5 pm

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*Offered online through NAMI
Mid-Hudson
2nd Friday
of month 
6:30 pm

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NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registration
PLEASE NOTE: 
unfortunately these meetings held in Goshen will not be able to resume until a later date, but online is available-
see above

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FAMILY 
SUPPORT
GROUPS
(Virtual)

presented by NAMI Orange
Click here for details

1st & 3rd Mondays
7-8 pm

Register: Call Dhanu at 845-294-2749, or dhanu72@hotmail.com

with name, address, phone # and email


For ongoing Family
Support Group Meetings, click here
for Zoom meetings thru NAMI Sullivan
3rd & 4th Tuesdays
6:30-8 p.m.


NAMI Rockland,
click here for support groups including
Family Support
in Spanish
Thurs., 3-4 pm
845-359-8784




Virtual
NAMI-NYS Education Conference

Oct. 23 & 24




NAMI In Our
Own Voice

CANCELLED  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE





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.




 New Urgent Care Centers
for Mental Health,
Substance Use

Two mental health and substance use urgent care centers have opened. These walk-in clinics open 7 days a week are open to adults and children in the Hudson Valley. 
No appointment. No referral.

UPDATE: Virtual Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care – Available 24:7 by phone – call 1-888-750-2266, option 2.

             Access: Supports for Living

Locations:
Union Street Community Counseling Ctr.
16-24 Union Street, Middletown 10940
Kaplan Family Counseling Center
21-23 Grand Street, Newburgh 12550
          Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
         Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
              & Holidays


Psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, peers, care managers are available on site.

After checking into the Access urgent care center, the patient will go to the "living room", a place for the patient to chat with a counselor. Then a nurse will assess the patient to be sure there are no underlying medical issues. Following the health exam, the patient will meet with a therapist, with their family and support system if they wish.

On a case-by-case basis, a care manager can assist with resources such as financial struggles, food insecurity or housing issues.

A compassionate team will work with you to figure out what's happening and begin a plan for recovery, including referrals to the community provider of your choice for longer-term care, if that is what you need.

A patient will schedule, if necessary, follow-up treatment either with Access or with other partner psychiatric treatment.

Insurers will be billed directly for those who have insurance. However, due to a $4 million federal grant, for the next 2 years, out of pocket costs of patients who require treatment but are uninsured, will be covered. Even if you have insurance, your co-pay will be paid for.

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