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NAMI Finger Lakes

NAMI Finger Lakes This Week- October 22, 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
  • Register For Upcoming NAMI FL Support Groups
  • NAMI Finger Lakes Family Forum- Problem Gambling - Coming Up Tuesday!
  • Tompkins County Community Mental Health Services Board October Meeting
  • Mental Health Association of Tompkins County Current Offerings
  • NAMI Reimagine Event- November 15-19- Register Now
  • NAMI FL 2021 Programs and Services Guide
  • 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.

NAMI Finger Lakes Upcoming Support Groups

NAMI FL Family Support Groups are led by trained facilitators who have  lived experience with loved ones who live with mental health conditions. At our support groups, we share concerns, coping skills, and compassion in a supportive atmosphere.

NAMI FL virtual support groups currently meet on Zoom.
To register or for information on how to attend any group, 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. Groups meet for 1&1/2 hours.

Partner/Spouse Support Group:

  • Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 PMVirtual Partner/Spouse Group

Family Support Group:

  • Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM- Virtual Family Support Group
  • Monday, November 15th at 1:30 PM- Virtual Family Support Group

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 Family Forum- October 26th- 6:30 PM
New York Problem Gambling

With the world in its current state, many individuals are turning to different ways to gamble at home for entertainment, or even to cope. Higher rates of depression are at the forefront amidst the isolation, which can create the perfect storm for those at risk for developing a problem. On top of that, problem gambling has the highest suicide rate among all addiction, and New York State has just made it easier to gamble online.

Join us for NAMI Finger Lakes October Family Forum on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30 PM when we welcome Jenna Hotaling of The Finger Lakes Problem Gambling Resource Center (FL-PGRC) to learn how to tell if someone is struggling with a gambling addiction, how to find help and much more.

Jenna Hotaling is the Team Leader for the Finger Lakes Problem Gambling Resource Center (FL-PGRC). Since the fall of 2018, she has been leading the PGRC team through outreach efforts, community education & policy, and raising awareness on problem gambling. Jenna has conducted numerous problem gambling training sessions for agencies across the region for those working with youth, adults, and seniors. Jenna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Get the facts about problem gambling - Call/text today (585) 351-2262 or [email protected] for more information.

Register Here


“About 50% of those with disordered gambling have had suicidal thoughts.

Over 17% of these individuals have attempted suicide,” (Moghaddam et al, 2015).

Tompkins County Community Mental Health Services Board Replay

The Tompkins County Community Mental Health Services Board meets monthly on the first Monday of each month.

Watch Replay Now

Mental Health Association of Tompkins County

protects, serves, and advocates for

vulnerable individuals in our community.


Office (607) 273-9250
Warm-line (607) 277-PEER (7337), M-F, 9-3
Email [email protected]

Click on the images to see their

latest group offerings.

Mental Health Association Tompkins County Friday Afternoon Check In
Young Adults Group at Mental Health Association Tompkins County
Mental Health Association Tompkins County Drop In Mondays
NAMI Reimagine- A week of Action to Reimagine Our National Response to People In Crisis

For far too long, people experiencing mental health or suicidal crisis haven’t received the mental health care they deserve. Instead of receiving compassionate care, people in crisis frequently languish in ERs, interact with law enforcement and struggle with substance use and homelessness.

It doesn’t have to be this way. With 988, the new three-digit number for mental health, substance use and suicidal crises that will go live nationwide by July 2022 — we have an opportunity to #ReimagineCrisis.

Join us virtually for REIMAGINE: A week of action to reimagine our national response to people in crisis, Nov. 16–18. REIMAGINE will bring together leading organizations to elevate crisis response and coordinate federal and state advocacy efforts to establish and fully fund our country’s crisis response systems.

At REIMAGINE, you can:

  • Hear personal stories from individuals with lived experience of our current crisis system
  • Join panel discussions with organizations that bring civil rights, providers, law enforcement and youth perspectives to the conversation of how crisis response intersects with other key factors
  • For individuals leading or engaging in advocacy efforts, join a 988 Advocacy Intensive to gain insight on policy details and advocacy tactics
  • Contact policymakers to share why they should prioritize improving our crisis system

Register today to learn more about our current response to mental health and suicidal crises, how it intersects with different communities, how you can help #ReimagineCrisis — and, ultimately, how we can work together to build a better, more equitable crisis system.

Register Here
NAMI Finger Lakes 2021 Programs and Services Guide

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The NAMI Finger Lakes 2021 Programs & Services Guide

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Ithaca, NY 14851

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