NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY:
 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 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:


Family
to
Family

in Newburgh on Saturdays for 6 weeks, starting
Sat., Jan. 4,
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
(O'Connor Hall)
145 Benkard Ave.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Pre-register now
Call Dhanu
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






NOTE DATE CHANGE
Mon., Nov. 25

6:15-8:30 p.m.
NAMI Orange
Annual Meeting

including vote for Board of Directors by the membership

RSVP Requested


NOTE DATE CHANGE
Mon., Dec. 2

Holiday Party for members and their families; and NAMI Orange invited guests
RSVP required
namiorangeny@warwick.net
845-956-6264



Mon., Dec. 16
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration



Tues., Dec. 3
6:30 p.m.
NAMI Family
Support Group

First Presbyterian Church in Goshen





 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.

 


 

Multicultural Resources

The following resources are from NAMI-NYS website. "NAMI-NYS is proud to offer these resources to inform you on Cultural Competence and provide multi-media information in English and Spanish on mental illness in the African American, Hispanic, LGBT, American Indian and Asian American communities."

 

NAMI-NYS Multicultural Downloads

New York State Office of Mental Health’s Cultural Competence Resources

New York State Psychiatric Institute Center of Excellence Contains podcasts and an array of articles and reports on cultural competence

 

African American

NAMI-NYS’s In Our Own Voice State trainer Lady Charmaine Day is featured on this episode of the radio show Rainbow Soul. The topic is Mental Health in the African American Community and also features author (and past NAMI-NYS Educational Conference presenter) Terrie Williams. (audio)

Reginald Richardson, Ph.D, of the Family Institute at Northwestern University discusses Mental Health of Men and Boys in the African American Community (video)

Terrie Williams: Black Pain (video)

The Dawson and Denise Show focusing on Mental Illness in Black Communities (video)

 

Latino/Hispanic

NAMI’s De Familia a Familia 11-minute video in Spanish about the De Familia a Familia Signature Program.

Information on Comunilife’s Life is Precious (La Vida Es Preciosa) program , the winner of the 2010 NAMI-NYS Multicultural Award. In English and en Español

Public Affairs Today: Ana Leon, Ph.D. discusses the importance of understanding the different Latino cultures when dealing with social work. (video)

Mental Health: a guide for Latinos and their families (video)

 

LGBTQ

     Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
                         in Kingston, NY

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center provides services, professional resources, and programs that support and unite the LGBTQ community across lines of age, race, gender, and economics. The Center strives for positive social change through advocacy, community education, cultural awareness, and wellness programs that assist in the creation, development, and growth of LGBTQ-affirming organizations, institutions, and culture.

Contact Information

300 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12402  
845-331-5300

Vanessa Shelmandine 
Director of Programs & Services

includes SAGE:
Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders

 

 

LGBTQ Legal Project flyer through Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

LGBTQ National Help Center 888-843-4564

NAMI-NYS many downloadable resources regarding LGBTQ

NAMI Find Support/LGBTQ

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13-24
24 hour confidential suicide hotline  1-866-488-7386, or
On-line Chat and confidential text messaging - text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200

It Gets Better Project The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better and to dreate and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

Brooklyn’s Rainbow Heights Club, Executive Director, Christian Huygen (and past NAMI-NYS Educational Conference presenter) talks about the club and what it does. (video)

You Are Not Alone: LGBTQ Youth and Suicide from Safe Schools Coalition (video)

Brooklyn Independent Television’s feature on the Rainbow Heights Club (video)

 

American Indian and Alaskan Natives

Traditional Native American Practices for Substance Abuse Recovery (video)

Tribal Affairs
SAMHSA addresses mental health and substance use issues among American Indians/Alaska Natives through the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda and other initiatives.

A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness: American Indian and Alaska Native
This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.

Office of Tribal Affairs
SAMHSA’s Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) works with tribal nations and tribal groups to address behavioral health issues that impact Native people.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

NAMI's Multicultural Action Center produced this video on Asian Americans and mental illness (video)

This is the trailer to a 56-min documentary film "Can" which follows 37-year-old Vietnamese-American Can Truong's journey of healing from depression and bipolar disorder over a three-and-half year period (video)

The story of Amanda Wang's battle to become a boxer, overcome Borderline Personality Disorder and confront public stigma will serve as the first documentary to delve inside the reality of those living with this disorder (video)