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NAMI-NYS News and Updates

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

May 2 - NAMI Mid-Hudson Starts New Basics Course

Join NAMI Mid-Hudson as they start a new Basics course being offered Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Classes will be held LeGrangeville Middle school in LeGrangeville, NY. To learn more click here or contact JoAnn Brown at programs@namimidhudson.org or 845-832-6368.

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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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May 6 - NAMI Syracuse will be hosting their annual Children’s Conference at the NYS Fairgrounds

NAMI Syracuse will be hosting their annual Children's Conference at the Empire Room at the NYS Fairgrounds. The title of this year's conference is New Options for Treatment, Research, and Education on Mental Illness in Children. The conference will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $35.00, for more information call 315-487-2085.

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Upcoming Events

Join NAMI-NYS for a lovely evening as we work to create a brighter day for people and families touched by mental illness. This unique event taking place at Glennpeter Jewelers will allow attendees to learn more about the realities of mental illness as well as participate in a Chinese raffle (for a chance to win prizes from throughout the Capital Region), a silent auction and wine and dine all to benefit NAMI-NYS.  Click here to learn more and click here to see photos from last year's event. Click here for the Flyer.



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