NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                          Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net
                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
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Upcoming Events/Outreaches



See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:




Upcoming Courses:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
free 6 week course starts Sat., Jan. 5
in Newburgh
Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)
Click link for details




On-going Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume after the holidays.



NAMI Education Mtg.
There are no Education Meetings in Dec., Jan., or Feb.


Mon., Dec. 17
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown


no fee
no registration


Thurs., Dec. 20
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Wed., Dec. 26
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Thurs., Jan. 3
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)


no fee
no registration

 





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

NAMI joins Lawsuit
Against the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Rule
 

nami lawsuit statement

On September 14, 2018 NAMI joined a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to overturn the Administration's recently-issued rule on short-term, limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The lead plaintiff is the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, joined by NAMI and the following organizations: AIDS United, American Psychiatric Association, Little Lobbyists, Mental Health America and National Partnership for Women & Families.

The new STLD rule dealt a blow to mental health parity by allowing for an expansion of health insurance plans that are not required to cover people with pre-existing conditions or provide coverage for mental health services. These plans are permitted to:

* Deny coverage for any pre-existing condition like mental illness;
* Charge higher premiums for people with a history of mental health       conditions; and
* Not cover mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

These short-term, limited duration plans will also result in higher premiums for comprehensive health insurance plans that provide parity mental health coverage and that dont exclude people with pre-existing conditions.

Read more at NAMI website

Follow @NAMIAdvocacy on Twitter for updates.

For more information, read the plaintiff's  joint press release.

NAMI lawsuit message