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


 

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

NAMI National’s Multicultural Action Center

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 National African American Community Health Fact Sheet (doc)

NAMI National African American Outreach Resource Manual (doc)

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 National Webpage in Spanish

NAMI National’s Hispanic Mental Health Fact Sheet (doc)

NAMI National’s Mental Health Stats in Spanish (doc)

NAMI National’s list of resources in Spanish (doc)

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)

ABC news feature on Latinas and Depression (video)

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

 

GLTB

GLBT National Help Center 888-843-4564

NAMI-NYS many downloadable resources regarding GLTB

NAMI National’s Mental Health Issues Among GLTB People (doc)

NAMI National’s Disparities in Mental Health Treatment among GLBT Populations (doc)

NAMI National’s Mental Health Risk Factors among GLBT Youth (doc)

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

NAMI National’s Mental Health Fact Sheet (doc)

NAMI National Outreach Resource Manual (doc)

Traditional Native American Practices for Substance Abuse Recovery (video)

 

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

NAMI National’s Asian American Facts Sheet (doc)

NAMI National’s Korean American Facts Sheet (doc)

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)