NAMI FL Family Forum- Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 PM

Via Zoom Meeting Platform Join us as we welcome Susan Spicer, RN and Clinic Supervisor at Tompkins County Mental Health Services as our guest at the next Family Forum. She will talk about how TCMH is operating during the COVID19 crisis and we’ll open the discussion for questions. Events using…

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Celebrate and Support NAMI Finger Lakes on Giving Tuesday!

With NAMI Finger Lakes, You Are Not Alone Since 1985, the NAMI Finger Lakes family has provided education and support for families and friends of people living with mental illness. In that time, we’ve expanded our reach through the efforts of volunteers who have lived experience and through generous donations from…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it sure seems like a perfect opportunity to recognize and learn about the importance of Mental Health. This month, we recognize the 1 in 5 who experience mental illness and the 5 in 5 who are affected by it. This year, the NAMI message…

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NAMI FL Family Forum April 28 at 6:30 PM

Family Forum Tuesday, April 28 at  6:30 PM Via Zoom Meeting Platform Join us as we welcome Chris Larkin as our guest at the next Family Forum. He will talk about a mindfulness class he is teaching as part of the day program at the Greater Binghamton Health Center. Chris was a…

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NAMI Finger Lakes Support Group

During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.…

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NAMI.org Recommendations for COVID-19 Virus

NAMI Updates On The Coronavirus 3/9/2020 Considering the news regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAMI released the following information. As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), notes the following in terms of risk assessment: For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the…

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NAMI Finger Lakes Welcomes Beth McGee As New Executive Director

We are very pleased to announce that the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Finger Lakes (NAMI Finger Lakes) has hired Beth McGee as Executive Director. Beth has an impressive background, including as an elected official in the Town of Enfield and as a local business owner. She has lived experience with mental illness…

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NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments On Re-institutionalizing People With Mental Illness

8/16/2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care…

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Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry

Center for Practice Innovations

Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry is a valuable resource to learn about treatment options and other concerns regarding Mental Health. https://practiceinnovations.org Mission In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, CPI delivers a wide array of training to increase the competencies of the NYS behavioral health workforce and implementation supports…

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Mobile Crisis Team

Serving Tompkins County, individuals and families who are experiencing urgent concerns related to behavioral health  issues, the Mobile Crisis Team provides brief crisis intervention, support, and stabilization to try and manage the crisis in the community. May also offer hospital and jail diversion linkage as able depending on the assessed needs. For more information about how…

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Why I Don’t Say My Son ‘Committed’ Suicide

By Desiree Woodland/NAMI The news spread quickly. Two youths from the local high school had died over the weekend. “They committed suicide” were the words I heard to explain the tragic loss of two young people, who had their entire lives ahead of them. Click here for the whole article. …

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