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 May 2nd the Mayor read a proclamation declaring May as…continue

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Now Available: Educational Video Series – Adult Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care

Now Available: New Educational Video Series on Adult Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care NYS is announcing the release of the new Adult Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care Video Series, now available online and included in the New Choices in Recovery presentations held across New York State. About the Video Series The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), in partnership with…continue

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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, Syracuse, NY. It was sponsored by the National Alliance on…continue

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NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Recent Comments On Mental Health Care

NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Recent Comments On Mental Health Care 2/22/2018 In recent days, there has been a lot of rhetoric by the President and the NRA about “crazy people” and a desire to return to the days of the “institutions.” These comments reinforce inaccurate and negative stereotypes and create barriers to having real conversations about how to improve…continue

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