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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

September 8 - NAMI Putnam begins NAMI Family-to-Family

September 8 - Join NAMI Putnam for a NAMI Family-to-Family course being held at the Mahopac Library. Classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. For more information contact Wanda Crowley at (914)522-3812.

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September 9 - NAMI of Central Suffolk starts new Family-to-Family course

Join NAMI of Central Suffolk for another NAMI Family-to-Family course at the VA Medical Center. Classes will be from 7:00-9:30 PM on Wednesday evenings. For more information and to register please contact Nancy (631)987-3063 or e-mail nhollinshead@verizon.net. Priority seating goes to NAMI members and Veteran families.

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September 8 - Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Webinar

Join the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation as they welcome Fritz A. Henn, M.D., Ph.D., for their monthly webinar. Dr. Henn's topic will be New Approaches in Treating Depression. The webinar will be from 2:00-3:00 PM, click here to register.

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September 9 - Join NAMI Westchester for their Speaker Series

Join NAMI Westchester for their Speaker Series from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. The subject is Employment Services with Dr. Paul Margolies. For more information contact NAMI Westchester at (914)592-5458.

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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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