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NAMI-NY News and Updates

NAMI-NYS Fighting to Keep Prescriber Prevails in the New York State Budget

NAMI-NYS and other mental health and health advocates are fighting to restore Prescriber Prevails in the upcoming state budget. NAMI-NYS firmly believes that a doctor should be able to decide what medications are most appropriate to treat their patients. Doctors should not have to choose from an approved list and engage in potentially hazardous "fail-first" procedures before being allowed to prescribe what medicine is best for their patients. Engaging in "fail-first" practices is especially dangerous when prescribing psychiatric and anti-psychotic medications which are not interchangeable.

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NAMI-NYS Needs Your Help! Help Shape Services in Your Community

We need to ensure that our local NAMI leaders are engaged in establishing the support services in your respective communities. We ask that all our affiliate leaders contact their local OMH field office, and tell them you want to be involved in shaping the services being established with reinvestment dollars.

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Signature Programs News

April 6 - Join NAMI Buffalo and Erie County for a new Family-to-Family course

Join NAMI Buffalo and Erie County for a new Family-to-Family course at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eggertsville, NY. Classes will be held on Monday evenings at 6:00 PM. For more information contact NAMI Buffalo and Erie at 716-226-6264.

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April 6 - Join NAMI Columbia County as they offer a new Family-to-Family course

Join NAMI Columbia County as they offer a new Family-to-Family course. This course will be abbreviated and offered twice a week for six weeks in Valatie, NY. Monday and Wednesday classes will be available from 6:00 - 8:45 PM. For more information contact MaryEllen or Debra at 518-573-1563.

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April 9 - Join NAMI of Columbia County for a special educational meeting featuring Jason Paden

Join NAMI of Columbia County for a special educational meeting featuring Jason Paden. Jason will be telling his personal story of recovery and wellness. For more information on this event contact Pat Anders at namiccny@gmail.com or 518-336-0246.

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April 11 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Out of the Darkness Walk - Troy, NY

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for their Out of the Darkness walk being held at the campus of RPI in Troy, NY. The walk will begin at 11:00 AM, click here to register or learn more.

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