NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED
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 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:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
Course

St. Francis of Assisi Church
145 Benkard Rd.
Newburgh

May 18-June 15 
(5 more Saturdays-
no class on May 11)

9:30-3:30 p.m.

Call  845-956-6264 immediately. There are 4 slots left!




On-going  Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registeration
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.


Thurs., May 16
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Mon., May 20
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration


Wed., May 22
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


NAMI Education Meeting
June 10, 6:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker:
Gary Texter, Director of Outreach at HONOR (emergency housing)

RSVP 956-6264 or
namiorangeny@warwick.net




June 19-22
2019 NAMI National Convention
in Seattle




2019 NAMI-NYS
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

Improving Mental Health Should Be a National Priority


Mary Giliberti, CEO of NAMI 

in response to Parkland, FL shooting


Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness

The U.S. Surgeon General reported years ago that the likelihood of violence from people with mental illness is low. Later studies consistently have found that to be the case.

*Recent studies also have reemphasized the fact: Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness

*News Stories Often Link Violence With Mental Health Illness, Even Though People With Mental Health Illness Are Rarely Violent. Click on link.


NAMI has posted what they feel might be helpful resources  -
particularly in discussions with children and youth.