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NAMI Finger Lakes

NAMI Finger Lakes This Week- October 1, 2021

At National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Finger Lakes affiliate, we provide advocacy, education and support for families of people living with mental health conditions. In our weekly e-news, we share events and resources of interest to our mental health community. You'll find more resources and information at our website namifingerlakes.org

    In this newsletter:

  • NAMI Finger Lakes Crisis File
  • October 3-9 Is Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • MIAW Dates of Note
  • Learn About Mental Illness Through Personal Stories
  • Learn How To Advocate-Lift Your Voice For Mental Health:
    Attend Our NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Workshop Sponsored by NAMI FL- October 9!
  • Register for Upcoming Support Group
  • NAMI FL 2021 Programs and Services Guide
  • Opportunities to Support NAMI Finger Lakes
  • Like-Follow-Share NAMI FL

The NAMI Finger Lakes Crisis File contains valuable resources for families in search of help during a mental health crisis. You'll find resources for emergencies, housing, mental health treatment, services and more.

October 3-9 Is Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year, during the first week of October, NAMI and Affiliates across the country raise awareness of mental illness, fight discrimination and provide support through Mental Illness Awareness Week. This important week was established in 1990 by Congress to officially recognize the impact mental illness has on millions of lives.

NAMI Finger Lakes works to end the stigma of mental illness through classes, support groups, our Help Line and presentations throughout the year. However, Mental Illness Awareness Week is an opportunity for all of us to come together as one to learn together and support one another.

This year’s MIAW message is centered around the new awareness campaign, “Together for Mental Health,” where the focus is on the importance of advocating for better care for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Please take time each day throughout the week to learn from people with lived experience and to talk about SMI and the need for improved crisis response and mental health care.

Join our upcoming Free NAMI Smarts For Advocacy Workshop mentioned in this newsletter to learn how you can advocate for better mental health care for all.

NAMI has prepared several resources to learn from this week. Check them out below.

Tuesday Oct. 5

National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding

Thursday Oct. 7

National Depression Screening Day

Saturday Oct. 9

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

NAMI Finger Lakes Workshop

Sunday Oct. 10

World Mental Health Day

Read personal stories shared by people who live with mental illness. Learn from their experiences and share with others.

NAMI Finger Lakes - Hope Starts With You
Sign up for the October 9 NAMI Smarts for Advocacy workshop at bit.ly/namiflsmarts10-9

NAMI FL Family Support Groups are led by family members who have gained understanding through lived experience. At our support groups, we share concerns, coping skills, and compassion in a supportive atmosphere, and build bonds with people who genuinely understand.

NAMI FL support groups currently meet on Zoom.

To register or for information on how to attend, email [email protected] or call 607-288-2460 for assistance.

NAMI Support Groups are for people 18 and over who have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

Family Support Group:

First Tuesday of the month 7:00 PM-8:30 PM- (October 5th)

Third Monday of the month 1:30 PM-3:00 PM- (October 18th)

Partner/Spouse Support Group:

Fourth Thursday of the month 7:00 PM-8:30PM (October 28th)

Look for information soon about our September In-Person Support Group  in this newsletter!

Click to view our Support Group Materials

If you need support now, please call the NAMI Finger Lakes Help Line at 607-273-2462. Our Help Line is answered by local NAMI family members who have experience with loved ones living with mental illness.

NAMI Finger Lakes 2021 Programs and Services Guide

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The NAMI Finger Lakes 2021 Programs & Services Guide

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NAMI Finger Lakes
PO Box 6544

Ithaca, NY 14851

Information: 607-288-2460

HELP Line: 607-273-2462

[email protected] namifingerlakes.org

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