NAMI-AMICO, Incorporated

 

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

 

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ADVOCACY
REQUEST
S:

Reduce Incarceration
(NEW)

Mental Health Reform (NEW)

Help Fight Stigma

Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis

New Veterans Access
to Treatment

Protect Medicare D
Medications

Reduce Criminalization


See "Upcoming Events" by clicking that page link in the upper frame.

See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings/outreaches by clicking links below:


 

Every Friday
NAMI Connection

 

NAMI-AMICO
No educational meeting in August

       

Family-to-Family
12 week course
(weekly classes)

 starting Wed., Sept 2
Course is now filled, but consider calling

 Dhanu 294-2749
to be placed on a waiting list for this class or even the next class offerred in the future since class size is limited

 

Thurs., September 3
NAMI
Family Support
Group

(Goshen)

 

Mon., Sept., 14
NAMI-AMICO mtg.
Topic: Reach-Out

 

Thurs., Sept. 17
MHA Family & Friends Together Support Group
(Middletown)

 

Mon., Oct. 5
(NOT 2nd Mon.)
5 p.m.
NAMI-AMICO mtg.
Candlelite Vigil
at Hudson House
245 Broadway

in Newburgh
speaker:Doug Hovey

 

Nov. 13-15
NAMI-NYS Education Conference
Albany, NY

 

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAMI-AMICO cake






Upcoming Events

 


 

Meetings/Support Groups on a Separate Page

 


 

Children’s Ask the Doctor Call

September topic to be announced:

Friday children’s conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the third Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.

 


 

Adult Ask the Doctor Call

September topic to be announced

Friday adult conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the fourth Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.

 

 


 

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

 

First Community Wellness Fair- Saturday, October 3, 1-4 p.m.
Church of the Holy Innocents
401 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY

 

4th Annual Wellness Fair
SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus
Kaplan Hall-Great Room
Thursday, October 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
30 - 35 practitioners and community agencies will be on hand to provide health information and screenings.



Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Touro College Fair, Middletown
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
more details to follow

 

Orange County Senior Expo (see details below)
70 Fulton Street, Middletown, NY
Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 


 

Geriatric Mental Wellness Alliance (GMWA) in Orange County

 Is PROUD TO Present A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

financial exploitation of older adults

 

This workshop, taught by Jean Callahan, Director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College and Gary Brown,  New York State Attorney General’s Statewide Elder Abuse Coordinator will provide training on identification (signs and symptoms), intervention (where to turn when abuse is suspected) and prevention strategies to reduce the prevalence of elder mistreatment in New York State. The focus will be on financial exploitation (the fastest growing form of abuse), and the need for increasing public awareness and knowledge of its devastating impact and connection with other forms of mistreatment. All participants will receive a free copy of the Financial Exploitation Desk Guide.  

Sponsored by

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging of Hunter College

Office of the New York State Attorney General

 Thursday, September 10, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Emergency Services Center Auditorium

22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen NY 10924

There is no charge for this workshop, however, pre-registration is required. For registration, information, directions or if you need special accommodations, please contact Sally Lewis at (845) 342-2400 or slewis@mhaorangeny.com

 

GMWA is comprised of representatives from human service and county agencies, individuals who are recipients of services and the community at large. The Alliance is committed to advocating for change in mental health practice and policy to the government, social service, health and community agencies and the educational system.  The goal of this advocacy is to promote improvement of current mental health services for the aging population in Orange County. To this end, GMWA strives through their promotion and education to foster a holistic understanding of mental health wellness that incorporates cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional and social health.

    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.

    Cancellations:

    • 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: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-National-Convention#sthash.PgYAChOx.dpu

     


     

    Blacks and Jews Finding Common Ground (flyer)
    by Rabbi Jonathan Kligler & Kim and Reggie Harris

    Thursday, October 1, 1 - 4 p.m.

    Newburgh Jewish Community Center
    290 North Street
    Newburgh, NY

    Through irresistible music, powerful storytelling and honest conversation, Rabbi Jonathan and his dear friends, renowned singers and activists Dr. Kim and Reggie Harris bring us all to the table to rediscover and celebrate a common ground; the shared sense of purpose that many Jews and African Americans shared during the struggle for civil rights.

    No charge for this event, but pre-registration is required.
    To pre-register, call Mary Dumas at MHA: 845-342-2400 X246


     

    2015 Orange County Senior Expo

    Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Promenade at Middletown
    70 Fulton Street
    Middletown, NY 10940

    Don't miss this special day of workshops, information, services and businesses addressing the needs and lifestyles of seniors, their families and caregivers!

    • County Services
    • Home Care Services
    • Dept. of Veterans' Affairs
    • AARP
    • Human Service Program Providers
    • Cornell Coop. Extension

    For more information, contact Orange County Office for the Aging
    at 845-615-3700 or email ddsmith@orangecountygov.com

     


    Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus
    Invites All County Residents To

    “Orange County Cares” A Healthcare Symposium: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Orange County


    SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 30, 2015

    Who: All county residents are welcome to attend
    Where: Emergency Services Center; 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, N.Y. 10924
    When: 8:30 to 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015


    Guest Speakers: Families and individuals directly impacted by opioid addiction

    Keynote Speaker:
    R. Corey Waller MD, MS, FACEP, ABAM Director, Spectrum Health Medical Group
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan


    Symposium Goals:
    - Describe the vision of County Executive Neuhaus to address opioid addiction in   Orange County
     -Highlight the impact of opioid addiction in Orange County
     -Explain the neurobiological basis for opioid addiction
     -Discuss Treatment Guidelines for Opioid Use Disorders


    RSVP to: Wendy Bennett at wbennett@rehab.org
    For more information, contact:
    Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications & Media Relation at 845-291-3255 or jrodriguez@orangecountygov.com.


    When
    Friday November 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM EST
    -to-
    Sunday November 15, 2015 at 12:05 PM EST
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    Where
    The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
    660 Albany Shaker Road
    Albany, NY 12211
    Driving Directions
    Greetings!

    NAMI-NYS is excited to share with you the details of our 2015 Education Conference

    Redefining Recovery: New Challenges, New Opportunities, New Hopes
     

    Building on the tremendous success of last year's Education Conference, NAMI-NYS is excited to once again broaden our scope this year to present the biggest and most inclusive educational event in our history.

     

    This year's conference is designed to explore the next wave of research strategies and treatment options that are driving positive recovery-focused outcomes for people living with a mental illness and explain the role families play in recovery. The conference will also detail what is being done in New York State, nationally, in diverse communities, the education system, college campuses, the criminal justice system and in the military to guide people with psychiatric disorders. There will also be a focus and how to recognize and support people impacted by grief and trauma. 

     

    More Workshops

    Attendees will have the opportunity to create an educational experience tailored to their interests as this year NAMI-NYS has again expanded our focus and features increased workshop sessions on both Friday and Saturday. Both days will include three workshops sessions on multiple focus tracks.

     

    Friday Focus Tracks

    Once again Friday will feature three focus tracks on: Mental Health Issues Impacting Children and Adolescents; Mental Health in the Military Community; and Criminal Justice. Each track will include how NAMI-NYS is addressing these issues and how you can play a role in introducing the necessary reforms to improve the lives of those with mental illness.

     

    Young Adult Track

    Saturday will feature the return of the focus track curated by and featuring NAMI-NYS's young leaders . There will be three workshops on issues impacting young adults and how those people ages 18-30 can support each other and become positive voices for change in their communities. 


     

    New in 2015 Wellness Room and Wellness Track

    This year NAMI-NYS will be adding a Wellness Room where attendees can go to take a break and relax. There will be soothing music, comfortable seating and information on various wellness resources. This year will also see the introduction of a Wellness Track which will feature workshops providing information on mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, holistic approaches, creative arts therapies and other complimentary approaches to advance recovery. 

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    Featured Speakers




    This year featured sessions will include, the head of America's largest long-term provider of psychiatric care, Sheriff Tom Dart of Cook, Cty IL, the creator of veterans and mental health courts Judge Robert Russell, Dr. Sarah Morris, who is improving research with the NIMH RDoC Project, Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, who is on the forefront of eliminating stigma in diverse communities and Dr. Wes Sowers, who is one of the pioneers of person centered treatments.
     
    Saturday's featured afternoon Redefining Recovery will showcase three of NAMI-NYS Recovery Heroes: Hakeem Rahim, Allie Hill and Jason Paden who will inspire you with their stories of triumph and recovery from the most debilitating types of psychiatric disorders.
     
    Sunday will give attendees the opportunity to participate in a Town Hall session with Dr. Lloyd Sederer, the Medical Director of the NYS-Office of Mental Health.
     
    Click here to read the details of the featured presentations and learn more about our featured speakers.
     

     

     

    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.

    Cancellations:

    • 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: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-National-Convention#sthash.PgYAChOx.dpuf

    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.

    Cancellations:

    • 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: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-National-Convention#sthash.PgYAChOx.dpuf