NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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Upcoming Events/Outreaches


See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


Family-to-Family
free 12 week course

Call Dhanu 294-2749 to register now for
next class starting
Tues., Apr. 4,
6:30-9 pm
since class size
is limited


 
NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental illness held
every Friday

6-7:30 p.m.


Wed., Feb 22
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP


Thurs., March 2
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


Mon., March 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
NAMI Orange Education Meeting
RSVP Requested


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


 

June 28-July 1, 2017
2017 National
NAMI Convention

Register before
March. 31 for
Super Saver discounted rate


2017 NAMIWalks NYS
Sat., Sept. 23
Jennings Landing,
Albany





 

NAMI Orange & MHA Meetings/Support Groups:



NAMI Orange educational meetings are for families, people with a mental illness, providers, students, or anyone concerned with mental illness. All are welcomed, no registration is required.  Membership is not required in order to attend. This educational meeting usually has a speaker of interest and is usually held the 2nd Monday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Orange County Department of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924. 

If you are... Traveling East on NYS Route 17:
Follow NYS Route 17 East and take Exit 125. The Department of Mental Health offices are in the first building on your left as you exit from the highway. Make a left onto BOCES Dr., then an immediate right into the parking lot. It is a single story gray brick building with white trim. There is an orange and white sign on the lawn identifying the Department.

If you are... Traveling West on NYS Route 17:
Follow NYS Route 17 West and take Exit 125. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left. Turn left again at the traffic light. Go over the highway and make an immediate left onto Harriman Drive. Go straight past the BOCES Educational Center entrance, and down the hill. The Department of Mental Health offices are in the last building on your right just before you re-enter the highway. Make a right onto BOCES Dr., then an immediate right into the parking lot. It is a single story gray brick building with white trim. There is an orange and white sign on the lawn identifying the Department.




NAMI Orange Education Meeting

There is NO Education meeting
scheduled for February

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NAMI Orange Education Meeting

Monday, March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Linda Certo    MA, LCSW
Assistant IDD Clinical Director
at Access: Supports for Living

Topic: OnTrackNY
OnTrackNY is an innovative, evidence-based team approach to providing recovery-oriented treatment to young people who have recently begun experiencing psychotic symptoms. Learn more.

RSVP Requested
Please email namiorangeny.org or call 845-956-6264




 

  is a recovery support group exclusively for adults living with a mental illness that provides a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The group is a peer-led support group (led by NAMI-trained facilitators who are in recovery themselves) who understand the daily challenges. The group is confidential-attendees may share as much or as little personal information as they wish. It is free of charge with no registration.

Meetings are held every Friday from 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: The First Presbyterian Church,
33 Park Place, Goshen 10924

Facilitator: Anil Sannesy
For more information, call NAMI Orange office at 845-956-6264 or 845-294-2749





 

is a structured support group for families, friends, partners and caregivers of adult (18+) loved ones with serious mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, OCD, etc. which is offered through NAMI Orange.  Facilitators are trained by NAMI-NYS.

It meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924   (See Goshen map above for directions.)

Facilitators: Dhanu and Catha; Linda and Sheila
For further information call Dhanu at 845-294-2749 or email dhanu72@hotmail.com


Next meeting date:  Thursday, March 2  at 7 p.m.
      (1st Thursday of the month)

 



   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 free classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped. Contact Dhanu Sannesy, 845-294-2749, to arrange for this presentation to be given at your school by our NAMI-trained presenters.



 

 County Highway 108 is the older street name if you have an older GPS that does not recognize the street name of 73 James P. Kelly Way.
MHA Friends & Family meetings (3rd Thursday of the month) are held here, which is actually the Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc.'s office.
If coming from Dolson Avenue onto James P. Kelly Way, the office will be on the left. It is in line with Accucare Pharmacy.

MHA Family & Friends Together is a sharing and caring support group for families, friends and caregivers of adult loved ones with serious mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, OCD, etc. which is offered through the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.  It provides a safe and compassionate environment for people to connect and share insights with other caregivers.
It meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Mental Health Association,      
73 James P. Kelly Way, Middletown, NY 10940
Call Peggy, Coordinator Family Support, Education and Advocacy at
845-342-2400 x1238 for information.


Next meeting date: 
Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.

(3rd Thursday of the month)

 


MHA Family & Friends Plus Social Group

Family Support, a program of Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. (MHA) is proud to announce a new social group for families and their adult loved ones experiencing mental and/or emotional disabilities. The newly created group is an extension to the monthly Family and Friends Together Support Group for families of adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

The new social group is intended for people to relax, meet and make new friends while enjoying each other’s company in an informal and fun setting. Each gathering  will have a specific agreed upon topic of interest, such as music or martial arts.

The newly created group is usually scheduled to meet on the last Wednesday of the month at Mental Health Association, 73 James P. Kelly Way, Middletown, NY 10940.

 
Next Meeting Date: Wed., February 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RSVP: 845-342-2400 x1238
 
*People are encouraged to bring
their own instruments, or favorite music to share.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

 




Refer to Other Support Groups listed on Resources
page

 



 

 

EDUCATIONAL COURSE:

Next class starting Tuesday, April 4, 6:30-9 p.m.

Call Dhanu at 845-294-2749 to register now since class size is limited

Family-to-Family Course is a free 12 session course (once a week) that is taught to family members or significant others who are caregivers of a person with serious mental illness by NAMI-trained family members. The weekly classes cover all aspects of mental illnesses, symptoms, medications, biology of the brain, problem-solving techniques, coping strategies and provide emotional support as well. It is appropriate for families only, not the person with the mental illness. It is offered once or twice a year and registration is required.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924

 



 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

 is a unique, educational program developed by NAMI in which 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.  Audience participation and discussion are encouraged and a brief video with a variety of stories accompanies the presentation.  By broadening people's knowledge of mental illness, we replace misunderstanding, fear and judgment with insight, awareness and acceptance. This program is ideal for human resource departments, health care providers, law enforcement professionals, faith communities, educators, students or any community or civic organization.  Call Dhanu 845-294-2749 for information or to schedule a presentation at a convenient site.




Families' Perspectives on Having a Loved one with Mental Illness is a presentation by family members about their loved ones with mental illness, the experiences they shared and how they coped, along with a short video. This is meant for providers of service. Call 845-342-2400  x1238 for information


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Families Helping Families: a team of NAMIOrange volunteers that provides information and resources to the families of patients in the Behavioral Unit at Orange Regional Medical Center.
If you are a NAMIOrange member and would like to volunteer in this capacity, contact us at namiorangeny@warwick.net

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