Telephone:  845-956-NAMI (6264) 
                                                  Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)

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Albany Rally
Action Alert
Wed., March 21 11 a.m.


Upcoming Events/Outreaches

See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:

free 12 week course
Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)

Starting Tues, Apr. 3 
at First Presbyterian Church in Goshen
Call Marcy 258-8240 now to register


Starting Tues, May 8 
at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh
Call Dhanu 294-2749
now to register

NAMI Basics

free 6 week course starting Tues, June 3
in Goshen
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now 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.

no fee,
no registration

Mon., March 19
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
Conf. Room #7

No fee,
no registration

Wed., March 28
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238

Wednesday, April 4
10-2 p.m.
SUNY Orange
Health Fair

Thurs., April 5
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group

no fee
no registration

NAMI Education Meeting
Mon., April 9

Topic: Co-ocurring Disorders

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


Thurs., April 19
Y2Kids: Careers from A to Z for Middle School students/parents

Thurs., April 19
Monroe Woodbury Health Fair for H.S. students & staff


Thurs., April 19
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group

Sunday, May 6
2 p.m. 
Thrall Library
Play presentation about Depression, Suicide perfomed by
Lori Schneider
$20 admission

2018 NAMI National Convention
in New Orleans
June 27-30, 2018

 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details


“If you are looking for a sign not to kill yourself, this is it.” – Unknown

If you are looking for some sign to stay alive, consider this quote your sign. Whether you know it or not, the world needs your talents and unique inner gifts. You have the opportunity to make some sort of positive difference in this world.  If you were looking for a sign from God, the Universe, or an Angel to continue living, consider this your sign.  Sometimes a simple sign letting you know that someone cares and wants you to keep living is all that you need.
quoted from mentalhealthdaily

September 2015 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - See more at:

September 2015 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - See more at:


Orange County Friends Help Friends Suicide Prevention and Awareness Smartphone App for android and iOS:



  • iOS Apple:

    The Friends Help Friends smart-phone app provides information, tools, and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone. You could help save a life!
    The Friends Help Friends app contains the following information most of which has been extracted from various national suicide prevention resources:
  • Know the Signs
  • How to Help
  • Prevention Resources and Gatekeeper Training
  • Stats and Facts     
  • A video introduction from the Orange County Executive, Stephen Neuhaus
  • En Español

Remember if this is an emergency situation call 911!

If you would like to talk to a trained counselor or need help with connecting to local resources call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK or The Orange County Helpline 1-800-832-1200.



Play being performed at Thrall Library


  • Now Matters Now
    Strategies to survive; also includes videos on mindfulness, paced breathing & abdominal breathing (impacting vagal nerve to reduce anxiety)
  • The Kevin Hines Story  (YouTube video)
    Kevin, who was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when he was 17, is one of only 34 survivors who attempted suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge. Hear his amazing story. Kevin authored the book, "Cracked, Not Broken"
  • The Bridge Between Suicide and Life TED Conference Video
    "For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide."
    Suicide prevention, warning signs, risk factors

The suicide of a loved one can have a profound and sometimes devastating impact on those left behind. The bereaved after suicide may encounter high levels of disorientation, guilt, regret, anger, and trauma. These grieving individuals, called "survivors", often struggle with the social stigma of suicide and may also be at risk for higher rates of complicated grief and future suicide ideation or attempts. Surviving the suicide of a loved one is therefore a life-changing experience that requires specialized support.

  • Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
    Contact: AnnMarie D'Aliso  845-325-6448
    2nd Tuesday of month at 7 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church of Chester
    94-96 Main Street,
    Chester, NY
    Ann Marie is a board member of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and lost her son Patrick to suicide in 2004 when he was 16.


  • *Teens & Young Adults Suvivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
    *(Ages 16-25; Under 18 - please have permission of Parent or Guardian)
      Date: 1st Sunday of the month, 3-5 p.m.
      Location: Love Life Tattoo & Art Studio,10 South Street, Warwick
      Guided by facilitator Judy Battista  914-489-7402; 845-987-4207
    Judy is a trained facilitator of Teen & Young Adult Support groups; mother of    three, Board member, Outreach Coordinator and advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Hudson Valley NY Chapter; and area Cultural Artist. Judy lost her son Daniel 6 years ago.
    Host: Matthew Leahy - Artist and co-owner/proprietor of Love Life Tattoo & Art Studio; Matthew lost his brother Doug three years ago.

  • Survivor of Suicide Loss Outreach Program developed by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to send specially-trained volunteers who are survivors themselves to visit with those who are recently bereaved. Visits are made upon request only.  For more information call Hudson Valley Coordinator, Judy Battista: 914-489-7402,