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NAMI-NYS News and Updates

NAMI-NYS to Host First NAMIWalks in 2016!

NAMI-NYS has been selected to host a NAMIWalk which will take place in September of 2016. The walk will be held in Albany, and will be the first for the state organization. We are thrilled to be joining NAMIWalks NYC Metro, NAMIWalks Long Island/Queens, NAMIWalks Rochester and NAMIWalks Westchester to bring a fifth walk to New York State. More details will be presented as we approach 2016.

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NAMI-NYS Attends Roundtable on the Federal BRAIN Initiative

On Tuesday, August 18th, Congressman Paul Tonko (20th District) held a roundtable on the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies).

The BRAIN Initiative is a White House project focused on revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. It aims to help researchers uncover the mysteries of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In order to develop effective ways of helping people suffering from these devastating conditions, researchers will first need a more complete arsenal of tools and information for understanding how the brain functions both in health and disease.

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Signature Programs News

October 6- NAMI Schenectady Family-to-Family course

Join NAMI Schenectady for their "first of many" Family-to-Family classes.  The 12-week course will be held on Tuesdays from 6-8:30 pm at Temple Gates of Heaven, at Ashmore and Eastern Parkway, just off of Union Street in the Upper Union Street area of Schenectady.

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October 17 - NAMI Mid-Hudson Hosts NAMI Basics Course

 Join NAMI Mid-Hudson as they host a new NAMI Basics course. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM for three weeks. For more information or to register contact Jo Ann Brown at 845-832-6368 or by e-mail.

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October 6- Join OASAS and OMH when they conduct a joint hearing

October 6- Join OASAS and OMH when they conduct a joint hearing on their statewide comprehensive plans from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Both agencies will receive input for consideration in the development of their respective statewide comprehensive plans and ongoing initiatives. The hearing will be held via videoconference (VTC) among nine locations; Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Ogdensburg, Manhattan, Staten Island, and West Brentwood. You must attend at one of the VTC sites to see and participate.

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October 6- Dr. E. Fuller Torrey Teleconference

October 6- Dr. E. Fuller Torrey Teleconference. DJ Jaffe, Executive Director of Mental Illness Policy Org is hosting a conference call on Tuesday October 6 at 7PM EST with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, author, Surviving Schizophrenia and scores of books on mental illness policy, mental illness science, and mental illness treatment. He directs the Stanley Medical Research Inst., and founded the Treatment Advocacy Center. Hear about his latest study, mental illness politics and more. Q&A at end. Invite your friends. Dial in (712) 775-7031 Access Code 715-149

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Upcoming Events

2015 nami-nys conference

The 2015 NAMI-NYS Education Conference-Redefining Recovery: New Challenges, New Opportunities, New Hopes, is designed to inspire and educate participants by exploring all the different forms of recovery from mental illness. While recovery is a broad term and recovery is not the same for everybody, the conference aims to showcase the groundbreaking work done to improve research, enhance therapies and detail the activities conducted in nationwide, in New York, in multi-cultural communities, the criminal justice system, the education system, college campuses and in the military community to drive and promote recovery.  Click here to read more.  

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