NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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Advocacy
Request to contact
Aileen Gunther regarding Mental Health closures

 



Upcoming Events/Outreaches


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



Upcoming Courses:

NAMI
Family-to-Family
free 12 week course starts Tues., Sept. 4
in Goshen

Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)
Click link for details


Family Connections
free 12 week course starts Sun., Sept. 9 in Goshen 
regarding Borderline Personality Disorder

Click link above for details and to register



NAMI Basics

free 6 week course starting 
Fri, Sept 21 at ORMC, Conf Rm 3

Click link for details and to pre-register





On-going Meetings:

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



NAMI Education Meetings are not held in July or August



Thurs., June 21
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Wed., June 27
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Thurs., July 5
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


Mon., July 16
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
at ORMC
Conf. Room #7

No fee,
no registration

 


NAMI FaithNet
Thurs., July 19
10-11:30 a.m.
Newburgh Ministry


NAMI FaithNet
Monday, Sept. 17th
6:00 pm -7:30 pm
St. Anastasia Church
Faith Formation Building
Route 17M
Monroe, NY 10926
No registration needed, no cost either.


NAMI FaithNet
Sun., November 18
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church




CONVENTIONS

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


NAMI-NYS
2018 Education Conference
October 26-28, 2018





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Cure Stigma

Excerpt from NAMI.org:


Throughout May, NAMI observes Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. This year, NAMI will launch a new campaign called "CureStigma" where we will ask people to join their voices with ours to #CureStigma. 

Why this cause is important: One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.

Campaign manifesto: There’s a virus spreading across America. It harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives. What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. Stigma against people with mental health conditions. But there’s good news. Stigma is 100% curable. Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote. Your voice can spread the cure. Join NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together we can #CureStigma.

During Mental Health Month, our goal is to inspire people to build better lives for millions of people with mental illness. 

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Key statistics include:

  • 1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition
  • 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in the United States lives with a serious mental illness
  • 60 million people in the United States face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental illness
  • Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24, but early intervention programs can help

Additional facts and citations are available at Mental Health by the Numbers.

For additional information about Mental Health Month, to take the Cure Stigma quiz and to access CureStigma resources, please visit curestigma.org.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Join the conversation at: 

nami.org

facebook.com/nami

instagram.com/namicommunicate

twitter.com/namicommunicate #CureStigma and #StigmaFree


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.

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