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 virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. This…continue

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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 in her family and extensive volunteer involvement as a NAMI…continue

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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 and earlier access to intensive treatment, not revisiting the shameful…continue

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2020 Winter-Spring NAMI Family to Family Education course to start January 25th

NAMI Finger Lakes announces its 2020 Winter -Spring NAMI Family to Family Education course starting January 25th.   NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to…continue

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