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 AIR Mobile App for Mental Health Support

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has unveiled NAMI AIR, a unique iPhone and Android app to provide support and access to information both for persons living with mental health conditions and for family members, friends and other caregivers.

AIR stands for "Anonymous. Inspiring. Relatable."

NAMI AIR is available for free download from the Google Play and iPhone App Stores—which can be accessed from www.nami.org/air.

"NAMI AIR is unique. It is designed for both individuals and families affected by mental illness," said NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti.

"A person can be heard and acknowledged without being judged or getting unsolicited advice. Users can share experiences or encouragement and receive responses such as 'like' or 'me too.'"

Posts are anonymous to preserve privacy, but monitored by NAMI's HelpLine in case special, confidential assistance is needed.

NAMI AIR enables users to connect to NAMI's newly-designed website, www.nami.org, and NAMI's HelpLine at 1-800-950-6264 or info@nami.org. Both provide contact information for local NAMI Affiliates and their programs.

The app also connects to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

"Users are anonymous, but they are not alone," Giliberti said.