March 23rd Family Forum Has Been Postponed

Family Forum is canceled for March. The same program with Chris Larkin has been rescheduled: Family Forum Tuesday, April 28:  6:30PM Pyramid Room: First Floor Mental Health Services Building 201 East Green Street Ithaca NY 14850 Chris Larkin will be our guest at the next Family Forum. He will talk about a mindfulness class he…

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CANCELED- Annual Membership Meeting and Board Meetings

Dear NAMI Family- Due to the ongoing concerns about the current public health crisis, NAMI Finger Lakes is canceling our Annual Membership Meeting and Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16th, until further notice. We recognize that while we must take precautions such as this to reduce impacts on our community,…

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Family Support Group Cancelled Until Further Notice

Dear NAMI Family- Due to the ongoing concerns about the current public health crisis, NAMI Finger Lakes is cancelling Family Support Group until such time that it is deemed safe to gather together in person again. We recognize that while we must take precautions such as this to reduce impacts on our…

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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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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI Finger Lakes started May 2018 with determination, energy and excitement. With the support of Ithaca’s Mayor Svante Myrick, Buffalo Street Book Store, Tompkins County Public Library, Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT), and local high school students, we are raising awareness and breaking the silence and stigma surrounding mental health issues. On…

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The Genetics of Mental Disorders

Genetics of Mental Disorders

In October NAMI Finger Lakes sponsored a talk by Dr. Stephen Glatt on the genetics of mental illness.  A video of the program is now available on youtube. This lecture was presented by Dr. Stephen Glatt, Director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology & Neurobiology Laboratory at SUNY Upstate Medical University,…

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