NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
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ADVOCACY

End Discrimination Towards the Mental Health Community & Our Workforce


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 course (since class size is limited)
Starts Tues., Sept. 5


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

6-7:30 p.m.


There are no education meetings in July and  August. Members and invited guests will receive email notices regarding annual picnic in July


June 28-July 1, 2017
2017 National
NAMI Convention


Wed., June 28
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

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


Thurs., July 6
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


Thurs., July 20
MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group

7 p.m.


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

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 Resources

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

 

 

 

 

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)

 

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)