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NAMI-NYC Metro Named as 2015 Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination Recipient

We're thrilled to announce NAMI-NYC Metro as this years winner of the Ron and Ken Purdy Award which honors an individual or organization that has done significant work in raising public awareness about mental illness and reducing stigma. Through the I Will Listen Campaign, and offering every NAMI Signature program this affiliate has done an excellent at reducing stigma. These efforts, combined with their partnership with the NAMI on Campus group at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and hosting the largest NAMIWalk in the state made NAMI-NYC Metro a well deserving recipient of this award.

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NAMI-NYS’ Wendy Burch Participates in the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

This week, NAMI-NYS Executive Director Wendy Burch traveled to Washington D.C. to join NAMI and other heath organizations for the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Advocacy Day. The main goal for the advocacy day was to urge members of Congress to listen to patients and the problems they are experiencing in obtaining proper care and medications. Wendy met with the offices of NY Representative Paul Tonko and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). You can click here to read an article from The Hill explaining how Congress needs to talk to patients not at them. You can also follow activities on Twitter using the hash tag #talk2patients.

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Signature Programs News

April 20 - NAMI NYC Staten Island will begin a new Family-to-Family course

NAMI NYC Staten Island will begin a new Family-to-Family course being offered on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. Classes will be held at the Fr. Dominic Epifano Parish Center at Holy Rosary Parish in Staten Island. For more information or to sign up, contact Linda at 718-477-1700 or by e-mail.

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April 25 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Out of the Darkness Walk - Schenectady, NY

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for their Out of the Darkness walk being held at the campus of Schenectady Community College in Schenectady, NY. The walk will begin at 1:00 PM, click here to register or learn more.

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May 2 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Out of the Darkness Walks - Albany & Potsdam

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for their Out of the Darkness walk being held at the campus of University at Albany in Albany, NY. The walk will begin at 1:00 PM, click here to register or learn more. 

SUNY Potsdam will also be holding their walk on this day as well, walk begins at 12:30 PM. Click here to read more.

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