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

ADVOCACY
REQUEST
S:

Regulate Step Therapy

Mental Health
in Schools

Make Kendra's Law Permanent

HALT Solitary Confinement

Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis


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

See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


 MAY 2016

NAMI
Ribbon Campaign
in New Windsor


Thursday, May 5
7:00 p.m.
NAMI
Family Support
Group

(Goshen)


Please note
new time &
new location
for educational meetings in 2016
(still 2nd Monday)

Mon, May 9
NAMI Orange educational mtg.
Topic: CIT
Crisis
Intervention
Team

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Orange County Dept. of Mental Health
30 Harriman Drive, Goshen


Thurs., May 19
7:00 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together Support Group
(Middletown)


NAMI Connection
Peer-led support group for adults living with a mental illness
Weekly meetings will resume on Friday, May 20,
6-7:30 p.m.


Wed., May 25,
6:30 p.m.
New MHA Social Group for
Family Members &
Their Loved Ones

 


July 6-9, 2016 National NAMI Conference
Denver, Colorado


Tues., Aug.30
to
Tues. Nov. 15
Family-to-Family

free 12 week course
(weekly classes)
6:30-9:00 p.m.
in Goshen
Call Dhanu  294-2749 to register now since class size is limited


 

 

 

 

 


MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

See our Ribbon Campaign


Thank you for visiting NAMI Orange, previously known as  NAMI-AMICO, Inc. 
We are the Orange County, NY affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need. We support families/caregivers or anyone concerned with mental illness. We provide free educational courses for families, as well as advocate for legislation and the rights of people with mental illness. We hold special events throughout the year for our families and our loved ones.

Our regular educational monthly meeting is usually held the second Monday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Orange County Dept. of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924. Note new location and time starting in 2016.

Location and times for July, October and December will be announced. There are no NAMI Orange educational meetings in February and August.  View our Meetings/Support Groups for specific dates/times/locations of upcoming meetings and support groups.

If you would like to be placed on our email database to receive announcements about meetings, presentations, workshops, special events, pending legislation, news from NAMI-NYS or NAMI, please email or call us.

Email: namiorangeny@warwick.net

NAMI Orange HELPLINE at 845-956-6264 or toll-free 1-866-906-6264:
Leave a message and our volunteers will answer callers in order to provide information regarding resources, availability of services, support groups and referrals


NAMI Orange Officers:

President: Dhanu Sannesy
who also serves on NAMI-NYS Board of Directors

Vice President: Catha Wieben

Secretary: Linda Sager

Co-Secretary: Anne Harris

Treasurer: Catha Wieben



2015-2016 Board of Directors


Joseph Cacheiro
Anne Harris
Linda Sager
Dhanu Sannesy
Peggy Spagnola
Sheila Sutton
Linda Weiser
Catha Wieben
Megan Wieben

NAMI Family Support Group Faciltators:

Linda Sager
Dhanu Sannesy
Sheila Sutton
Catha Wieben

1st Thursday of the month - click for information

NAMI Connection Facilitator:

Anil Sannesy

click for information

 

Family-to-Family Teachers:


Dhanu Sannesy
Catha Wieben
Peggy & Walter Spagnola
Patricia Seaton
Barbara Sloan

*Register now for course starting Tues., Aug. 30
for 12 week F2F course (Tuesdays) thru Nov. 15
6:30-9:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Goshen

In Our Own Voice Presenters:

Anil Sannesy
Lonnie Smith
Megan Wieben

By appointment - click for information

NAMI Provider Education

               

  Sheila Sutton

From a Family's Perspective Presentation:

Peggy Spagnola

By appointment - for Providers only

Families Helping Families
Coordination at ORMC:

Linda Weiser
Dhanu Sannesy: 845-294-2749

NAMI Orange members are encouraged to contact  us if interested in becoming a hospital volunteer to occasionally be scheduled to sit outside the ORMC Behavioral Unit to provide informational packets and support to families as they visit their loved ones.

Current Volunteers:
Brian Firester
Anne Harris
Joan Kaiser
Jean Kirtio
Mary Ann McDonough
Linda Sager
Dhanu Sannesy
Linda Weiser

.

NAMI Orange Outreach

Dhanu Sannesy

Call 845-294-2749

  • to volunteer as a member to staff an outreach table distributing pamphlets/brochures

OR

  • to invite NAMI Orange to attend your event to distribute information regarding mental health

Telephone Responder Coordination:

Coordinator: Linda Weiser

Volunteers:
Rhoda Collins
Anne Harris
Joan Kaiser
Jean Kirtio
Dhanu Sannesy
Catha Wieben

 

Office/Membership/Website:

Rhoda Collins

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

 

 

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