September 13th, 2018

In This Issue
Sponsored By:

Sponsored by

Quick Links

Follow us on Twitter

Click here to watch the latest episode focused on Mental Health Parity
Join Our Mailing List

We want to begin this week's E-News by acknowledging that this past Monday was World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide prevention is an everyday activity for NAMI-NYS and our members and we want to provide our readers with suicide prevention information.

Our 2018 Education Conference will once again feature ZERO Suicide sessions followed by a healing session. Click here to learn about those sessions.

NAMI-NYS has also dedicated two episodes of our TV program to suicide prevention. Click here to watch the episode featuring Dr. Perry Hoffman, President of the National Education Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder and click here to watch the episode with Garra Lloyd Lester of the NYS Suicide Prevention Center. 

You can also click here to view NAMI's suicide resource page.

This issue also looks at suicide from several angles including the role judges can play in preventing suicide, the work one of our young adult leaders is doing to raise awareness on her college campus, two NAMI blogs on suicide and a look at how professional wrestlers are speaking up on suicide prevention.

Also featured this week is the announcement of our 2018 Criminal Justice winner, back to school tips from 2018 NAMI-NYS Leader of Mental Health Awareness honoree Dr. Ned Hallowell, work being done by actress Taraji P. Henson to raise awareness in the African-American community and new resources from NIMH. We also take an in-depth look at the impending release from prison of Andrew Goldstein, how his story led to New York's Assisted Outpatient Treatment program and how mental health services have changed during the last 50 years.

Remember, we want to hear from you and the work your affiliate is doing. Please email stories to and send save the date notices to
Kickoff Event
On Friday, September 7th, NAMI-NYS hosted the kick-off event for our upcoming NAMIWalks NYS at Professor Java's in Albany. The artsy coffee house and cafe provided a great location for a fun-filled evening featuring music from Will and Phil. 

Kelly Griffin, NAMI's  Director of Field Resource Development and Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning, presented tips for successful NAMIWalk fundraising and Tina Lee, NAMI-NYS's  Community Education and Outreach Manager, also rallied the walkers. We want to thank to the many team captains who attended the event. 

Join the Movement! Click here to start a Walks Team or to make a donation. 

Announcing the 2018 NAMI-NYS 
Criminal Justice Award Winner
The Honorable Matthew D'Emic
And a Look at a Judge's Role in Suicide Prevention

NAMI-NYS is thrilled to present our 2018 Criminal Justice Award to the Honorable Matthew J. D'Emic, Administrative Judge, 2nd Judicial District in Brooklyn. Judge D'Emic presides over the King's County Mental Health Court and has been a true advocate for connecting those with a mental illness with appropriate recovery oriented services. The award will be presented during the Friday afternoon session of the  2018 NAMI-NYS Education Conference , on October 26th. 

To learn more about Judge D'Emic's compassion for people living with a mental illness, we recommend  clicking here to read Requiem for Rene, a piece Judge D'Emic wrote for Mental Illness Policy Org about attending a funeral for someone he helped, but who eventually succumbed  to suicide. He concludes the article with this hopeful thought, "Perhaps criminal justice initiatives like mental health courts can help further eliminate the stigma attached to mental illness. Perhaps one day society will treat persons suffering from mental illness like it does those suffering from physical illness - with kindness."

As we mark World Suicide Prevention Day which took place earlier this week, we also want to examine the role judges play in suicide prevention by  highlighting an article by Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, who presided over the nation's first mental health court. Click here to read Judge Lerner-Wren's Judges as Champions for Suicide Prevention.
Click here to view details of Education Conference's Criminal Justice Track

Click here to visit the conference website and register today! 

Nominate Someone for a 2018 NAMI-NYS Award

You still have a chance to nominate someone for other awards which will be presented at the 2018 NAMI-NYS Education Conference. The deadline to submit an award nomination is September 26th. We are now accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • The Muriel Shepherd Award-named in honor of our founding president, the Muriel Shepherd award is given to an individual who has demonstrated the ability to project NAMI-NYS's advocacy voice along with raising awareness of mental health issues in the community.
  • The Max Gabriel Award-given to an individual who has made significant contributions towards addressing mental illness in veterans and service members and promoting their treatment and recovery.
  • Affiliate of the Year Award-given to an affiliate that has demonstrated an exceptional ability to offer signature programs, raise awareness of mental health issues, and offer diverse programs
  • Small Affiliate of the Year Award-given to an affiliate with less than 75 members that has demonstrated an exceptional ability to offer signature programs, raise awareness of mental health issues and offer diverse programs, as well as set the example of how to grow an affiliate's membership.
  • Signature Program Award-given to an individual who has done exemplary work in delivering NAMI Signature Program.
  • Multicultural Award-given to an individual or program promoting and providing cross cultural services to mentally ill people and their families.
  • Young Leader Award-given to an individual (ages 18-25) who has done an exceptional job in raising awareness of mental health issues among their peers and in their community.
Click here to obtain an award nomination form. 

2018 NAMI-NYS Leader of Mental Health Awareness Honoree
Dr. Ned Hallowell Provides Back to School Tips

In his recent blog, 2018 NAMI-NYS Leader of Mental Health Awareness Honoree, Dr. Ned Hallowell, provides a multitude of tips designed to help students exceed in school, particularly those with ADHD. While going back to school can be exciting, as Dr. Hallowell explains, "For people with ADHD, the start of school sends off of an array of alarms, signals a wide range of possible demands and impending points of critical decision."

Dr. Hallowell's tips range from getting enough sleep to getting the right doctor, but also include finding a friend and ensuring you start each day with an encouraging word. These tricks can help children, teachers, and parents. Click here to read the article.

Join us in celebrating Dr. Hallowell's commitment to mental health awareness by attending the 2018 NAMI-NYS Education Conference. At the conference Dr. Hallowell will also be leading a featured author session, where he'll be discussing and signing copies of his new book, Because I Come From A Crazy Family-The Makings of a Psychiatrist.

NAMI-NYS Holds Latest Lunch and Learn Session
at  Beacon Health Services

NAMI-NYS delivered the latest of our Lunch and Learn presentations on September 6th at Beacon Health Services. NAMI-NYS's Community Education and Outreach Manager Tina Lee and NAMI Rensselaer's Shane Schulz provided the staff with insights on mental health literacy and mental health in the workplace.

If you are interested in bringing a NAMI-NYS Lunch and Learn presentation to your organization, email

Eleni Gogos, Recipient of the 2018 NAMI Young Leader Award,
Raises Suicide Awareness at RIT

On Monday's World Suicide Prevention Day, Eleni Gogos, a student at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a NAMI Rochester board member and the recipient of the 2018 NAMI Young Leader Award, raised awareness of suicide at the RIT campus and provided a message board for people to share their thoughts and memories of people lost to suicide.

Eleni will be presenting as part of the Children's Mental Health track at the 2018 NAMI-NYS Education Conference to discuss how Ending the Silence can be used by schools as part of New York's new mental health education law; this session will be followed by Eleni and Tina Lee giving an Ending the Silence presentation. 

NAMI Addresses the Ripple Effect and Debunks Myths About Suicide in Recent Blog Posts

"A suicide is like a pebble in a pond. The waves ripple outward." This quote by NAMI New Hampshire, Executive Director Ken Norton, is used to start a NAMI blog by  Elana Premack Sandler, LCSW, MPH, that explores the ripple effect of suicide. Elana explains how loved ones may feel the strongest waves of a suicide, but the ripples can impact an entire community. Click here to read more. 

In a separate blog, Kristen Fuller, MD, debunks 5 common myths about suicide. Click here to read. 

NAMI Encourages Participation in New Bi-Polar Study
NAMI is committed to ensuring that the most effective treatments for mental illness are available to those who need them. Determining which treatments are most effective requires research.
When NAMI learns of new studies by physicians and other scientists involving new treatment methods, such as psychotherapies, medications, methods of medication delivery, etc. we become excited. That excitement comes from knowing that scientists continue to learn more about mental illness and look for ways to improve the lives of those affected by it.
NAMI wants to call your attention to a new study looking at whether a medication called brexpiprazole is safe and effective in the treatment of manic episodes related to bipolar I disorder. This medication has already been approved in the United States for the treatment of schizophrenia and for the treatment of major depressive disorder. The goal of this study is to increase treatment options available for people who experience manic episodes related to bipolar I disorder.

Click here to read more and learn how to participate. 

Remember NAMI Ask The Expert Webinar : 
"Cultural Competence In Psychiatry"
Taking Place This Afternoon

Registration is now open for the upcoming, NAMI Ask the Expert Webinar taking place on September 13th and featuring Dr. Maxie Gordon, a board certified psychiatrist centered in Mississippi. The webinar will discuss how psychiatry is viewed and accepted across various cultures and communities, as well as provide tips for more effective treatment for those suffering from mental illness and their families. Following the discussion, there will be an interactive panel lead by experts Elise Padilla and NAMI Medical Director Dr. Ken Duckworth.

Click here to learn more and register.

The 2018 NAMI-NYS Education Conference will feature a focus session on Engaging Traditionally Underserved Communities, which will examine how to introduce mental health literacy in various communities including multicultural, LGBTQI and the deaf community as well as in rural areas. The session will be taking place Saturday, October 27th from 4:30-6:30. 

New York News
Join New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner
Dr. Ann Sullivan for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting

OMH is conducting a Statewide Virtual Town Hall with Commissioner Ann Sullivan, M.D., presenting and taking feedback on several key priorities under the new OMH Strategic Plan. This event will provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the OMH vision for the future, including progress on the Commissioner's top policy and planning priorities presented at last year's Town Hall.
OMH is dedicated to providing individuals and families access to quality, integrated services and supports that foster recovery and well-being; public input is crucial in assisting the agency in meeting the needs of all people we serve. All comments will be reviewed and considered in the development of the annual OMH Statewide Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Section 5.07 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law.
The town hall will be held online via WebEx in order to maximize access for public participation, with limited in-person seating available in Albany for attendees who are unable to access the event online. Comments and questions can be presented both online and in-person for those attending at the OMH Central Office.
Registration will be available soon and NAMI-NYS will post that information in the E-News as soon as it's available. We encourage all our members to participate in the crucial discussion.
If you require any special accommodations to participate please contact Ben Rosen at 518-474-1897.

Andrew Goldstein to be Released from Jail Tomorrow

Andrew Goldstein, who began experiencing psychotic breaks and symptoms of schizophrenia as a teenager and was off his medication in 1999 when he pushed a young woman, Kendra Webdale, in front of a train, leading to her death. Goldstein's case gained notoriety and led to conversation about how to properly treat the most seriously mentally ill. 

This debate spawned Kendra's law, New York State's Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program. This law "establishes a stringent outpatient regimen for those who are mentally ill and have a history of resisting therapy and a record of violent behavior." The patient is assigned a case manager and expected to be compliant with treatment, and those who refuse to follow the program can be committed to a hospital for up to 72 hours. Studies have shown that patients under Kendra's law are less likely to be violent, hospitalized, arrested, or homeless.

After two trials, Goldstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison and is set to be released on September 14. Goldstein's fate upon release remains uncertain. He will be moved to a mental hospital while his options are considered, which range from complete independence to commitment in a psychiatric ward. In an ironic twist, it is possible, however, that he will be considered for outpatient treatment, given a case manager and priority in a state housing unit. "Thus the man who unwittingly inspired Kendra's Law may be the latest to experience it."

This week both the New York Times and New York Magazine examined the Goldstein case and AOT.

Click here to read the New York Times article.

Click here to read the New York Magazine article.

Click here to watch the episode of the NAMI-NYS produced tv show Mental Health Now Episode on AOT. 

National News
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to Silver Linings Playbook:
The Evolution of Mental Health Law and its Impact on Individuals and Families

As the articles about Andrew Goldstein touch on, there has been a lot of debate about how to properly meet the needs of those with serious mental illness.  In an article for Psychology Today, renowned mental health attorney Carolyn Reinach Wolf details the shift in care from institutionalization to community based services. 

She uses the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to depict previous psychiatric facilities, which involved dangerous and inhumane treatment of patients and included unnecessary medication and electroconvulsive therapy. Wolf sees today's mental health treatment as a closer resemblance to that of Bradley Cooper's character in the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook, who suffers from bipolar disorder. Despite a happy ending, the Silver Linings story may be familiar to many who may find it difficult to get proper help. This is often due to the same reforms brought on by the issues of Cuckoo's Nest- style facilities. 

Wolf states that "there's an argument to be made that the pendulum has now swung too far in the direction of patient rights. While no-one wants to go back to the day of individuals being chained to radiators, high legal standards and rigid confidentiality laws make it extremely challenging for families to obtain treatment for loved ones and provide critical long-term stability."

Click here to read the full article.

Carolyn Reinach Wolf will be presenting at the 2018 NAMI-NYS Education Conference as part of Saturday's focus session on Mental Health Housing. 

With Her New Foundation, Taraji P. Henson Wants To Change the Stigma Of Mental Health in the 
African-American Community 

On August 13, actress Taraji P Henson launched the new Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, named after her late father, a veteran who battled multiple mental health issues. "My dad fought in the Vietnam War for our country, returned broken, and received little to no physical and emotional support," Henson said adding, "I stand now in his absence, committed to offering support to African Americans who face trauma daily, simply because they are black."

The foundation will offer scholarships to African-American  students majoring in mental health, as well as provide mental health services for youth in urban schools. Henson hopes to change the stigma of mental health issues that she says has long existed in the African-American community.

Click here to read more.

Xavier Woods and Other WWE Stars Share Their Stories on 
World Suicide Prevention Day

The world of professional wrestling is one that showcases machismo and strength. On Monday's World Suicide Prevention Day, World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Xavier Woods and other wrestlers displayed how discussing mental health is a sign of strength. Woods posted on Twitter, " A younger me once made the decision that I wasn't worth being here anymore. Right before that moment ended, a friend saved me and I'm forever grateful. If you ever feel this way, then please talk to someone. Know that you ARE worthy & you ARE worth it. 
#WorldSuicidePreventationDay." Other wrestlers shared their stories and memories of loved ones lost to suicide.

Click here to read more. 


New NIMH Resources Available

NIMH has released four resources that are now available online in HTML and PDF formats.

Three of the new items are Spanish-language translations of recently updated NIMH resources:

Suicide in America FAQ'sClick here for English & Click here for Spanish
Eating Disorders: More Than Food: Click here for English & Click here for Spanish. 
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts or Irresistible Actions Take Over: Click here for English & Click here for Spanish

In addition, Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage replaces the former Treatment of Children with Mental Illnesses brochure. This product is available as a PDF in an 8 1/2 by 11 inch "fact sheet" format. Click here to access. 

Recruitment Now Open for New TMS Study

Click here to read about a new study on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). NIMH's Dr. Bruce Luber will be presenting on this study at the 2018 NAMI-NYS Education Conference on Saturday, October 27th. 

Hope Starts With You!
NAMI Walks

At the 3rd Annual NAMIWalks-NYS
September 29th 2018
8:30 am Registration
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jennings Landing
1 Quay Street, Albany NY
Start or Join your team today!!!

Friday, September 7th, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary
217 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12205

Click here to sign up for NAMIWalk NYS and start your team today!

NAMIWalks NYS: Strong Body, Strong Mind 2018
NAMI NYS invites You to join the movement...
Helpline Coordinator Christine Rickeman Provides Update 
on Her Strong Mind, Strong Body Challenge 

NAMI-NYS challenges you to participate in our Strong Body, Strong Mind Fitness Challenge. Every week the NAMIWalks section of the E-News will feature Strong Body, Strong Mind tools including healthy recipes, fitness challenges, and mindful exercises.
Ok everyone we still have 6 weeks until the walk! Join us in the challenge! Its not too late, I'd love to hear from you and your challenge. Keep me posted!
Here are the workouts and recipes for the week

Avocado Chicken Salad Wraps

We also encourage you to post on your social media why you support NAMI-NYS and are participating in the walk. Send in your posts and we will feature the posts in our upcoming newsletter.
Start your walk team now  and join us to change attitudes and save lives!
Come Walk for Wellness on Saturday, September 29th, at Jennings Landing, Albany NY. This inspirational community event will have a full day of live music, informational tabling, and family friendly activities.
Healthy Minds = Healthy Communities

Save the Date


SEPTEMBER 9-NAMI Orange County " Family Connections"
Educational classes on  Borderline Personality Disorder.
Sponsored by NAMI Orange at the  First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924. Starting September 9 th 2018 (Sundays) 6:30 till 8:30 pm 845-956-6264, or call Dhanu 845-294-2749 Please RSVP by September 1st. Suggested Donation: $50 per person, & $75 for family/couple Email:
SEPTEMBER 11- CDPC Family Services Presents: An Overview of Parson's Mobile Crisis Services
SEPTEMBER 11- Capital District Psychiatric Center Family Services Presents: An Overview of Parson's Mobile Crisis Services by Jennifer Eslick, LCSW-R Program Director. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the CDPC Family Resource Center 75 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208 (518) 549-6000.
For more information or to register contact: Frank Greco, Director of Family Services (518) 549-6816.

OCTOBER 9 - The National Alliance on Mental Illness Champlain Valley will be sponsoring a free one day conference at Clinton Community College on October 9th titled, "Stand Up 2 Stigma." The conference will have a variety of workshops for peers, families, providers, and interested community members.
Our keynote speaker for the event is David Granirer, a counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker, and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success. He founded Stand Up For Mental Health, a program that teaches stand up comedy to people with mental illness or mental health issues as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma. Additionally, the NYS Office Of Mental Health Commissioner, Mental Hygiene Legal Services and many other speakers will be joining us.
The event is expected to provide education & awareness around the effects of stigma, opportunities for reducing stigma, and a chance to become a proactive community member that supports mental health; like one supports cancer and diabetes.
Consider joining us! For those who may remember in 2014 we sponsored Keys to Recovery - 250 were in attendance creating one of the largest mental health conferences in our community. This time, we ask you to take a stand, be the hero, and Stand Up 2 Stigma.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend. Registration can be done by going to our website at and clicking the Stand Up 2 Stigma tab. When you sign up for the conference you will receive periodic updates. Feel free to forward this information to your friends, family, and colleagues.
Any questions regarding the conference can be addressed to

OCTOBER 10-NAMI Syracuse Educational Conference: Stand Against Stigma: Changing Minds about Mental Illness
Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, 8:45am-3:30pm
Earn 4.5 continuing education credits. Presenters: Dr. Malika Carter, CEO's Against Stigma Campaign; Sherie Ramsgard, DNA/Pharmacogenetic Testing; Dr. Christopher Brown, How to Integrate Mental Health Education & Awareness into School Districts; Dr. Julio Licinio, New genetic findings that show common genes for many disorders; Steven DiMarzo & Jennifer Crider, LGBTQ+ Concepts in Cultural Diversity. Call 315-487-2085 for brochure.

OCTOBER 16- CDPC Family Services Presents: An Overview of NAMI - NYS Programs for Families
OCTOBER 16- Capital District Psychiatric Center Family Services Presents: An Overview of NAMI - NYS Programs for Families by Tina Lee Community Education and Outreach Manager. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the CDPC Family Resource Center 75 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208 (518) 549-6000.
For more information or to register contact: Frank Greco, Director of Family Services (518) 549-6816.

Signature Programs
SEPTEMBER 4 - NAMI Orange County Family to Family classes. Tuesdays, September 4-November 20th from 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church , 33 Park Place, Goshen , NY 10924. Contact NAMI helpline845-956-6264 or Dhanu 845- 294-2749
namiorangeny@ For details visit

SEPTEMBER 4-NAMI-NYC Metro Family to Family. Tuesdays - Sep. 4-Nov. 13, 2018 from 6:30p.m.-9:00.m. at the NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN - WEILL CORNELL, 525 E. 68th St. @ York Ave., Rm. 1170, New York, NY 10065. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212) 684-3264.

SEPTEMBER 5-NAMI Rochester Family-to-Family .Wednesday's September 5th - November 28th, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at NAMI Rochester (320 N. Goodman Street, Suites 102/103, Rochester, NY 14607). To enroll, contact Beth Winslow-D'Amico at (585) 423-1593 or

SEPTEMBER 5-NAMI Rochester Family-to-Family. Wednesday s September 5th -November 21st from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Lake Plains Community Care Network, 575 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020. Call 585-423-1593 for more information and to register.

SEPTEMBER 5-NAMI Rochester Family-to-Family. Wednesday s September 5th -November 21st from 5:30pm-8:00pm at the Wayne County Action Program. Call 585-423-1593 for more information and to register.

SEPTEMBER 5- NAMI Huntington Family to Family. Wednesdays, September 5th thru November 28th, 2018 from 7:00pm-9:30pm at the Northport VA Medical Center, Building 200-A1-579, Middleville Rd., Northport, NY 11768.                                                                                      To To register contact Jill Ryan 516-695-0389( Goggin 631-261-4400 Ext 2785 ( Dovi 631-835-2277 (

SEPTEMBER 6-NAMI Finger Lakes Family-to-Family. Thursdays September 6th to November 29th (no class on November 22th)from 6:30pm to 9pm, at the Clinton Hall, Suite 2-located at 108 Cayuga St , Ithaca NY. Call 607-227-3110 to register for this NAMI Family-to-Family class.

SEPTEMBER 6- NAMI Queens/Nassau Basics.Thursdays September 6th - October 18th, from  6:30 P.M.-9:00 the  ZUCKER HILLSIDE HOSPITAL,  Northwell Long Island Jewish,  Glen Oaks, New York
Directions upon confirmation of registration.  To register:Call: (516)326-0797 or (718)347-7284  or at  .

SEPTEMBER 8-NAMI NYC Metro Peer to Peer. Saturdays, Sep. 8-Oct. 27, 2018 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the NAMI NYC Metro Office, 505 8th Ave., Ste. 1103, New York, NY 10018. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.

SEPTEMBER 8- NAMI Rockland Family-to-Family. Saturdays, September 8th - December 1st from 9:30 am- 12 noon at 140 Old Orangeburg Road, RPC Building #57, Orangeburg, NY 10962. Contact Heidi Vandiver at 845-359-8787 / to register.

SEPTEMBER 10- NAMI Buffalo/Erie County Family-to-Family. Mondays September 10th - November 11th from 6:00pm- 8:30pm at 603 Main St., West Seneca, NY 14224. Please contact Liz Carone at 716-481-4386/ to register.

SEPTEMBER 10- NAMI Buffalo/ Erie County Family-to-Family. Mondays September 10th- November 26th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 4007 Main Street, Eggertsville, NY 14226. Contact Ellie Worley at 716-425-4335 to register.

SEPTEMBER 12-NAMI NYC Metro Peer to Peer. Wednesdays, Sep. 12-Oct. 31, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the NAMI NYC Metro Office, 505 8th Ave., Ste. 1103, New York, NY 10018. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.

SEPTEMBER 17-NAMI Mid-Hudson Family-to-Family. Mondays September 17th - December 3rd,From 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in  Poughkeepsie, NY. To register, please call Jo Ann Brown at 845-832-6368 or email  For more information, please visit:  

SEPTEMBER 17-NAMI-NYC Metro Family to Family. Mondays - Sep. 17-Dec. 10, 2018 from 6p.m.-8:30p.m. at the NAMI NYC Metro Office 505 8th Ave. @ 35th St., Ste. 1103, New York, NY 10018. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.

SEPTEMBER 18-NAMI Rochester Peer to Peer. Tuesdays September 18th - November 27th from 6p.m.-8:30p.m. at the NAMI Rochester Office, 320 N. Goodman Street, Suite 102, Rochester, NY 14607. to Register contact Caneia Titus at (585)423-1593/ 

SEPTEMBER 19-NAMI Syracuse/VA Family to Family Wednesdays Sept. 19th- Dec.12th from 6p.m.- 8p.m. at the  Syracuse VA Medical Center Auditorium,   800 Irving Avenue,  Syracuse, NY 13210. To Register contact NAMI Syracuse (315) 487-2085/ .

SEPTEMBER 20- NAMI NYC Metro Homefront. Thursdays ,  Sep. 20-Nov. 1, 2018 from 9:30am-11:45am at the BRONX VET CENTER, 2471 Morris Ave. @ Fordham Rd., Ste. 1A, Bronx, NY 10468. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.          

SEPTEMBER 21- NAMI Orange County Basics. Friday September 21st- October 26th at the  Orange Regional Medical Center 707 East Main St., Middletown, NY 10940,  Conference Room 3,  Contact NAMI helpline 845-956-6264, Marcy Felter 845-258-8240

SEPTEMBER 24-NAMI Queens/Nassau Family-to-Family.Mondays  September 24th - December 10th from 7:00p.m.-9:30p.m at the 
North Shore Zucker Hillside Hospital,  NorthWell Health Hospital
Ambulatory Care Pavilion,  Room  1237,  263rd Street & 74 Ave.
Glen Oaks, NY 11004.  To register: Please contact NAMI Queens Nassau at (516) 326-0797 or  (718) 347-7284 or email www. namiqn@ org,  Co-Leaders: Janet Reilly (516) 238-1023 and Angela Babaev (718)490-9504

SEPTEMBER 24-NAMI-NYC Metro Family to Family. Mondays - Sep. 24-Dec. 10, 2018 from 12pm-2:30pm at the NAMI NYC Metro Office 505 8th Ave. @ 35th St., Ste. 1103, New York, NY 10018. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.

SEPTEMBER 25- NAMI Westchester Family-to-Family. Tuesdays September 25 thru December 11 from from 6:00pm-8:30pm at 100 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523. To register contact / 914-592-5458.

SEPTEMBER 25- NAMI NYC Metro Homefront. Tuesdays, Sep. 25-Oct. 30, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the MANHATTAN VA MEDICAL CENTER, 423 E. 23rd St. @ 1st Ave., 3W Conf. Rm. B, New York, NY 10010. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.

SEPTEMBER 27-NAMI NYC Metro Peer to Peer. Thursdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15, 2018 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the NAMI NYC Metro Office, 505 8th Ave., Ste. 1103, New York, NY 10018. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.

SEPTEMBER 29- NAMI Westchester Family-to-Family. Saturdays September 29 thru December 15 from 9:00am-11:30am at St. Vincents Hospital, Harrison, NY . To register contact / 914-592-5458.

OCTOBER 2-NAMI NYC Metro Peer to Peer. Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 20, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the NAMI NYC Metro Office, 505 8th Ave., Ste. 1103, New York, NY 10018. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.

OCTOBER 17-NAMI-NYC Metro Family to Family. Wednesdays - Oct. 17-Jan. 16, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the JAMES J. PETERS BRONX VA MEDICAL CENTER, 130 W. Kingsbridge Rd. @ Webb Ave., Rm. 1B-07, Bronx, NY 10468. To register contact NAMI NYC Metro at (212)684-3264.
Please contact your local affiliate program le aders for more information and how to enroll.

NAMI-NYS | 99 Pine Street Suite 105| Albany, New York 12207 | (518) 462-2000