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

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                                               FaceBook:  NAMI Orange Discussion Group

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

Upcoming Events/Outreaches


Local Meetings/Support Groups on a Separate Page

The 2015 NAMI National Convention

Come Find Your Heart in San Francisco.

Whether you left your heart in San Francisco or you’ve never visited this beautiful city by the bay, make plans now to join us for the 2015 NAMI National Convention.

You won’t want to miss the outstanding program offerings including:

  • Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness
  • People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery
  • The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation
  • Abundant networking opportunities so we can learn from each other about how we can improve the lives of all people living with mental illness and their families
  • Inspiration, innovation and an exhilarating four days in this wonderful city

Make your plans now to attend this life-changing event, July 6-9 in San Francisco.

The fastest & easiest way is to register online.

2015 Pre-Convention Registration Rates

Full Registration Rates (includes closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Super Saver $210 $275 3/1/15
Early Bird $235 $310 5/31/15
Consumer Early Bird $150 $210 5/31/15


Day Registration Rates (does not include closing night dinner ticket)
  Member Non-Member Deadline
Day rate $100 $125 N/A
Consumer Day rate $60 $75 N/A


Full Registration rates include the four days of convention attendance and a ticket to the closing night dinner.

These rates are for pre-convention registration only and are good through June 15, 2015. After that date, you must register onsite at a higher rate.

Registration Details

Member: To qualify for NAMI Member rates, you must be a current member and provide your member number or the name of your state affiliate.

Consumer: To qualify for the consumer rate, you must be an individual living with a mental illness.

Payment information: Full payment must be received with registration. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check and purchase orders. Purchase orders must be paid by May 1, 2015.

Transfers: You may transfer your registration to another person. You must notify us in writing of this change no later than June 15, 2015.


  • All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax, or email by June 15, 2015
  • If you cancel prior to May 31, 2015, there is a $25 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • If you cancel between June 1 and June 15, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs
  • No refunds will be processed after June 15, 2015
- See more at:

stigmaFree Pledge

Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental illness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues. Take the pledge and raise awareness.

- See more at:


NAMI Orange will have an information/resource table
and volunteers to answer questions at the following events:


2018 SUNY Orange Wellness Fair
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Shepard Student Center
115 South Street
Middleotwn NY, 10940

(learn about local resources for health and wellness)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Monroe Woodbury High School Wellness Fair
for students and staff


Thursday, April 19, 2018

“Y2Kids Careers From A to Z”
held at Stewart International Airport
New Windsor, NY

sponsored by the Orange-Ulster BOCES
Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) 

Students from middle school, their parents and teachers from local school districts participate in this hands-on, interactive career exploration, which includes various demonstrations and exhibits by local career specialists from a wide variety of professions in the region.

Play being performed at Thrall Library

The show deals with some serious topics such as Depression and Suicide in warm, powerful, at times funny and at times heart wrenching way. This is a one person show, which runs approximately 70 minutes, with no interval. There will be a talk-back after the show. 

A little information about Director/Actor, Lori Schneider - Lori has been the Executive Director of NAMI Sullivan County, NY since 1988. She is an ardent mental health advocate and among her many responsibilities at work, she facilitates monthly Family Support meetings for families who have a loved one living with mental illness and also co-facilitate a monthly Suicide Bereavement Support Group. She was trained under the guidelines of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She is a family member, herself and lost her first cousin, Billy to suicide just over 20 years ago. Lori is also an actor and director who's been involved with local Community Theatre for the past 35 years - proud to have earned awards both for direction and performance from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS).She will be directing and performing "Every Brilliant Thing."

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

early bird rates thru February 28

Illness versus Wellness