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.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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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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