NAMI-AMICO, Incorporated


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


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See "Upcoming Events" by clicking that page link above.

See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


Every Friday
NAMI Connection


Thurs., August 6
Family Support



No educational meeting in August

Thurs., August 20
MHA Family & Friends Together Support Group


12 week course
(weekly classes)

 starting Wed., Sept 2
Call Dhanu 294-2749 or Catha 551-1777
to register now since class size is limited


Mon., Sept., 14
Topic: Reach-Out


Mon., Oct. 5
(NOT 2nd Mon.)
time will be announced
Candlelite Vigil
speaker:Doug Hovey


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

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations by appointment









Welcome to NAMI-AMICO

Thank you for visiting 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 the 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 of 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 their loved ones.  Our regular monthly meeting is usually the second Monday of the month 7-9 p.m. at the office of Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc. (MHA), 73 James P. Kelly Way (formerly known as County Highway 108), Middletown, NY 10940.

*Location and times for July, October and December will be announced. There are no NAMI-AMICO meetings in February or August. Click on the MEETINGS link in the left frame for specific dates/times of upcoming meetings. The most recent upcoming meetings/support groups are listed in the left column.

If you would care 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:


NAMI-AMICO HELPLINE at 845-956-6264 or toll-free 1-866-906-6264: Our volunteers answer callers in order to provide information regarding resources, availability of services, support groups and referrals.

Current Slate of Officers:

 President: Peggy Spagnola

 Vice President: Dhanu Sannesy

Co-Secretary: Catha Wieben
Co-Secretary: Linda Sager
 Treasurer: Joan Kaiser

NAMI Family Support Group Facilitators:

Dhanu Sannesy
Catha Wieben
Linda Sager
Sheila Sutton

1st Thursday-click for info


MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group Facilitator:


Peggy Spagnola

3rd Thursday-click for info










 NAMI Connection Facilitators:

 Anil Sannesy
Megan Wieben

(every Friday-click for info)



Family-to-Family Teachers

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

Upcoming course-click for info


In Our Own Voice Presenters:

Anil Sannesy
Lonnie Smith
Megan Wieben

By appointment-click for info



From a Family's Perspective:


Peggy Spagnola

By appointment-for providers only


Families Helping Families
Coordination at ORMC:

Linda Weiser
Dhanu Sannesy



Dhanu Sannesy





Telephone Responder Coordination:

Linda Weiser



Rhoda Collins