NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                          Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net
                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
                                                  Telephone:  845-956-NAMI (6264) 
                                                  Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)

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2018 NAMI-NYS Legislative
Advocacy Day



Upcoming Events/Outreaches


See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
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

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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., Feb. 19
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
at ORMC
Conf. Room #7

No fee,
no registration


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

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Thurs., March 1
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration

 



NAMI Education Meeting

Mon., March 12
6:30-8:30 p.m.
RSVP requested


Thurs., March 15
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group



 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details


MENTAL HEALTH  ADVOCACY



*For information on public policy and advocacy issues:



          

        NAMI-NYS 2018 Legislative Advocacy Day
            (Click above link to view details or to register)

                     Wednesday, March 7, 2018

                                9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                             Meeting Room #5

            Empire State Plaza Concourse, Albany

Excerpt from NAMI-NYS website: "Join advocates from throughout New York State as we come together to make our voices heard during one of the most important legislative sessions in shaping the future delivery of mental health services."



              
       NAMI-NYS 2018 Legislation Action Agenda
  • Housing Services

  • Investments in Community Services

  • Improving the Mental Illness-Criminal Justice Interface

  • Open Access to Medication Investments in New York State Research Institutions

  • Veterans' Mental Health

                 
                        #BringItHomeNYS


BIH is group of community-based supportive housing providers, mental health advocates, faith leaders, & consumers & their families, demanding adequate funding.

Bring It Home NAMI-NYSNAMI-NYS Bring It Home

Visit  https://www.bringithomenys.org/  to discover more facts and to learn how you can support the Bring It Home campaign which calls for increased financial support for New York's Mental Health Housing Programs.





NYS License Plate (photo credit: News10 ABC)

Specialty License Plates
for Mental Health Awareness
Click above link to NYS Department of Motor Vehicle

The governor has signed into law Bill #A.06216B sponsored by Aileen Gunther which creates a specialty license plate stating, "Healthy Mind, Healthy NY"

 



We Need  To Do More About Mental lllness

opinion article in "The Hill" (December 11, 2017)
by Dr. Herbert Pardes



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NAMI-NYS Anylasis of 2015-2016 NYS Budget Agreement

 

Highlights Include:

Housing Investments

Expansion of CIT

Restoration of Prescriber Prevails

Criminal Justice Initiatives

Investment in Community Services

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On Sunday, March 29th, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders Assemblyman Carl Heastie and Senators Dean Skelos and Jeffery Klein reached an agreement for the FY 2015-16 budget. State legislators are expected to approve the budget deal before the April 1st deadline.

 

NAMI-NYS is extremely encouraged about many aspects of the budget agreement. Highlights include an investment in housing, several criminal justice initiatives including CIT expansion and the restoration of precribers prevails. This is one of the strongest budgets for mental health services in many years.