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Would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact Dhanu at 845-294-2749
or email
to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches

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



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

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

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


Tues., Jan. 7
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.



NAMI Poem/Song

"That's the Group
They Call NAMI"

by Craig Wernick

Craig Wernick

Craig Wernick

Sung to the tune of "The Addams Family"


This alliance helps the many

The complaints there aren't any

They're worth every penny

That's the group they call NA-MI


Dada-Da-Da, NA-MI

Dada-Da-Da, NA-MI

Dada-Da-Da, Dada-Da-Da, Dada-Da-Da, NA-MI

Mental issues can hit hard

Peace might not be in the cards

We are constantly on guard

That's the group they call NA-MI

Repeat Chorus:

We all have a common goal

To play an essential role

To preserve mind, body and soul

That's the group they call NA-MI

Repeat Chorus:

My wish for all of us here

Is to make our lives sincere

And have an aim crystal clear

That's the group they call NA-MI

Repeat Chorus:

I hope you like my song 

I'm glad you sang along

And said NAMI out strong

That's the group they call NA-MI

Repeat Chorus: