NAMI Finger Lakes Programs and Services

The following programs and services are offered by NAMI Finger Lakes through our local affiliate.
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NAMI Finger Lakes HELP Line- 607-273-2462: Experienced volunteers answer your calls for support and mental health resources with empathy and understanding.

Family to Family– an 8-session educational program for family, partners and friends of people with mental health conditions. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. (offered minimally 2x a year)

Family Support GroupsPeer-led groups for any adult 18 and over with a loved one who experiences symptoms of a mental health condition. Attendees gain insight and support through sharing experiences and resources with others.

NAMI Basics– A 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program can also be experienced On Demand at this link: NAMI BASICS On Demand

Ending the Silence An engaging presentation for students based on real-life experiences that helps attendees learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms.

Family Forum Monthly programs that include presentations and discussions on topics of interest to the mental health community. (Find them on the NAMI Finger Lakes YouTube channel)

Family & Friends– A 90-minute seminar that informs people of how best to support their loved ones living with a mental health condition. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

NAMI Homefront– Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country.

Workplace Mental Health– NAMI Finger Lakes provides resources for employers and business owners that encourage positive mental health experiences in the workplace. NAMI Finger Lakes provides presentations, support and education resources for owners, supervisors and staff.

Outreach Opportunities: Speaking engagements with local groups, book readings, connections with families at the CMC Behavioral Unit, connections with local employers to support mental health initiatives in our workforce.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy: A hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. Designed as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops or modules or as a single full-day training. Reach out to NAMI Finger Lakes for more information.

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