NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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Upcoming Events/Outreaches


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NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental illness held
every Friday

6-7:30 p.m.




2017 NAMIWalks NYS
Sat., Sept. 23
Jennings Landing,
Albany


Wed., Sept. 27
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP


Wed., Oct 4
(instead of 2nd Mon)
Candle-lite Vigil
Education Mtg.


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

no fee
no registration


Thurs., Oct. 19
MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group

7 p.m.



Nov. 10-12, 2017
NAMI-NYS 2017 Education Conference


NAMI Basics
free 6 week course
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now for NAMI Basics in the Spring (since class size is limited)


NAMI
Family-to-Family

free 12 week course
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now for NAMI F2F in the Spring (since class size is limited)



Self-Harm

    H.O.P.E Bags: Hold On Pain Ends
    In recognizing the growing incidence of self-injury, the Trauma Institute of Orange County collaborated on a special project with youth in our community who have learned healthy alternatives to managing intense emotions and overcome the urge to harm themselves. The end result of this collaboration was the creation of H.O.P.E bags. The institute was happily overwhelmed with the number of clinicians wanting these free bags. Unfortunately our total supply of these bags was depleted within hours of posting the notice that they were available. As we continue to get requests for the bags, we are sharing our ‘recipe’ for what we used.

    These bags included:

    The Trauma Institute was able to distribute 100 bags to youth struggling to recover from self-injury through community providers (i.e. therapists, school social workers, etc.). It is our desire that this project will provide ways for others to work with youth to create their own H.O.P.E bags using the letters and handouts for inspiration.
    Kristen Fortuna and Robin Guiney- Co-Chairs of the Trauma Institute of Orange County