NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED
including saving
6 protected medication classes in Medicare D
*******
Veterans' Mental Health Bill
click above


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



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



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




UPCOMING COURSES:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
Course

St. Francis of Assisi Church
145 Benkard Rd.
Newburgh

May 18-June 15 
(5 more Saturdays-
no class on May 11)

9:30-3:30 p.m.

Call  845-956-6264 immediately. There are 4 slots left!




On-going  Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registeration
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.


Thurs., May 16
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Mon., May 20
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration


Wed., May 22
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


NAMI Education Meeting
June 10, 6:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker:
Gary Texter, Director of Outreach at HONOR (emergency housing)

RSVP 956-6264 or
namiorangeny@warwick.net




June 19-22
2019 NAMI National Convention
in Seattle




2019 NAMI-NYS
Educational Conference
October 25-27
at the
Albany Marriott





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

 

Opioid Overdose/Naloxone Training

No cost, through Orange-Ulster BOCES

Naloxone Kit include In the training

Approved Special Topic Instructor – Naloxone

Division of Criminal Justice

Trainer:  Nancy Laterra-Ferraro, CPNP

845-291-0200 x 10957/845-341-8138 or

nancy.laterra-ferraro@ouboces.org

 

Register now

Training Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES, Carl Onken Conference Center

53 Gibson Road, Goshen, NY (behind CTEC building)

 

1.  Click here to go to Orange-Ulster BOCES website to view the courses offered

2.  When you find the date you wish to attend, click on the title, then click on “enroll now.”  If this is your first time registering for a course, follow the prompts for “new user” and create an account.  If you are unable to attend, be sure to access your account and drop the class.




NARCAN

Those whose Narcan kits have expired medications or who have had the situation to use the Narcan to prevent an overdose, may get replacement vials of the medication.

TWO OPTIONS:

Option #1 is through ADAC
(Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County) 


ADAC will exchange your used or expired Narcan kit.  ADAC is located at 224 Main Street in Goshen.  Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  They close from 12-1 p.m. for lunch.  It is recommended you call to insure the Peer Engagement Specialist that handles the Narcan training is in, 845-294-9000.  They also do a quick one-on-one training if you are interested and unable to attend a scheduled training session. 

 
Option #2 is through the pharmacies listed in the directory link below.

Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP)
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has an important pharmacy benefit for all New Yorkers who have prescription coverage through their health insurance plans: the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). The key elements of this program are:

Co-payments for naloxone in an amount up to $40 for each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone.
Directory with pharmacies in New York State listed by county where you can get the Naloxone: Click here

If anyone has used Narcan to prevent an overdose, he/she is requested to complete and submit the "New York State Department of Health Opioid Overdose Reporting Form".