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., March 29
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

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



Wed.,April 5
6:30-8:30 pm
NAMI Orange Education Meeting
RSVP Requested

Note that there will be NO meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month due to Passover; the meeting was rescheduled for Wed., April 5                


 

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

no fee
no registration


Thurs., April 20
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


Self-Harm

    H.O.P.E Bags: Hold On Pain Ends
    In recognizing the growing incidence of self-injury, the Trauma Institute of Orange County collaborated on a special project with youth in our community who have learned healthy alternatives to managing intense emotions and overcome the urge to harm themselves. The end result of this collaboration was the creation of H.O.P.E bags. The institute was happily overwhelmed with the number of clinicians wanting these free bags. Unfortunately our total supply of these bags was depleted within hours of posting the notice that they were available. As we continue to get requests for the bags, we are sharing our ‘recipe’ for what we used.

    These bags included:

    The Trauma Institute was able to distribute 100 bags to youth struggling to recover from self-injury through community providers (i.e. therapists, school social workers, etc.). It is our desire that this project will provide ways for others to work with youth to create their own H.O.P.E bags using the letters and handouts for inspiration.
    Kristen Fortuna and Robin Guiney- Co-Chairs of the Trauma Institute of Orange County