About NAMI Finger Lakes

NAMI-Finger Lakes is the Ithaca, NY affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

We seek to:

  • Support families and friends of people diagnosed with major mental illnesses
  • Educate families and the public about mental illness
  • Advocate for families and their ill relative

NAMI-Finger Lakes is a non-profit organization of volunteers. All programming volunteers are trained and certified by NAMI and have loved ones living with mental illness. As a result, we are very familiar with local human services for people experiencing and living in recovery from from mental illnesses. Our volunteers and staff can share their knowledge and experience with you.

Our programs include:

In addition, NAMI FL maintains a Crisis File of local, State and national organizations and services of need and interest to families impacted by mental illness. Our Get Help, Navigating the Maze of Mental Health Care, and Local, NY State, and National Mental Health Resources pages have extensive information on:

      • Psychiatric care in Ithaca and in surrounding communities
      • Missing and homeless relatives
      • Dual-diagnosis (diagnosed with mental illness & addicted to alcohol/drugs)
      • Mental illness and the criminal justice system
      • Estate planning when you have ill relatives
      • Avoiding other health problems caused by mental illness
      • We also suggest viewing What Is It Like to Have a Mental Illness?, which will help you understand the challenges facing your loved ones.

Please contact us – we are a safe harbor for your family’s struggle with mental illness.

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