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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 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 25- NAMI Rockland to start special In Our Own Voice program

October 25 - NAMI Rockland will present a special NAMI In Our Own Voice program co-sponsored by The Friends of the Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley. Contact (845)359-8785 for more information.

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October 13 - Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Webinar

Join the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation as they welcome Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D., for their monthly webinar. Dr. Bearden's topic will be Mood Disorders. The webinar will be from 2:00-3:00 PM, click here to register.

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October 14- Join NAMI of Central Suffolk for their annual exhibit table

Join NAMI of Central Suffolk for their annual exhibit table st Suffolk County Community College's, Mental Health Awareness Day, at the Ammerman campus in Sheldon from 9:30-1:30. For more information contact (631)675-6831.

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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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