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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

320 Goodman Street N; Ste. 102 Rochester, NY 14607

585-423-1593

www.namirochester.org

October, 2013


320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, The National Alliance On Mental Illness, was founded by 4 families in 1979. It is largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

Timeline of NAMI Rochester

  • Started in 1981, incorporated in April 1982

  • Not for Profit Organization

  • Reformation Lutheran Church, home for 25 years

  • Office at Village Gate since July 2007-Today

  • Additional meetings and programs offered in Wayne and Genesee Counties

  • Mission – Who We Serve

  • Membership/Volunteers

  • Staff

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

Staff

  • Executive Director: Patricia Sine

    [email protected]

  • Program Manager: Donna Leigh-Estes

    [email protected]

  • Part time Administrative Assistant: Celia Saetta

    [email protected]

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  • Overview of Most of What We Do Follows…….

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NAMI Support Groups

  • Family Support Group

  • Connection Support Group

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Family Support Group

  • For family members, partners, caregivers and friends of someone living with a mental illness

  • Two meeting per month

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

  • Connection Support Group

  • For individuals living with a mental illness

  • Disponible en Español

  • "I am not alone! There is a place where people understand me, are there to help me, and I feel better about myself when I help someone else.

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

Education Courses

(not all programs are offered in Rochester at this time)

  • Family to Family

  • Basics

  • In Our Own Voice

  • Hearts and Minds

  • Peer to Peer

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

FAMILY TO FAMILY

  • For family members, partners, caregivers and friends of someone living with a mental illness

  • 12-week course; offered in Monroe, Wayne and Genesee Counties taught in Spring and Fall

  • Family to Family is also offered in conjunction with the Veterans Administration for family members, partners, caregivers and friends of Veteran’s living with a mental illness which includes module on PTSD.

  • Disponible en Español

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

Basics

  • For parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses

  • Meets once a week for 6 weeks

  • "This is the best program for families with children. It answers so many questions for parents. It can change and improve so many lives."

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In Our Own Voice

  • For the general public upon request: churches, colleges, universities, etc.

  • Recurring one time presentations

  • "The reason why this program is such a valuable resource for us is that it puts a human face on people who are living successfully with a mental illness."

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

HEARTS AND MINDS

  • For Individuals with a mental illness diagnosis, taught by peers

  • Fun, practical 6 week course on nutrition, exercise, meal planning and personal awareness

  • "This course has literally been a life saver. It has opened my eyes to better understanding my illness and methods of recovery I did not know about before taking the course."

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

PEER TO PEER

  • For individuals living with a mental illness

  • Taught by peers

  • 10-week course - not currently offered in Rochester

  • Disponible en Español

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

NAMI Education Programs Dedicated to Health Care Professionals/Providers and

Education Professionals

  • NAMI Provider Education

  • NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies

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  • PROVIDER EDUCATION

  • For providers of mental health services

  • Meets once a week for 5 weeks

  • "This course has given me a much greater appreciation for the heroism of peopleliving with mental illness and for the families who love and support them."

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Parents and Teachers as Allies

  • For any school professional

  • Presented as a two hour in-service program

  • Panel of presenters consists of a parent, an educator, a young adult and a health care professional

  • "This program gave me a new understanding of the importance of my role in early recognition of kids with symptoms of mental illness and the urgency of early intervention on their behalf."

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320 goodman street n ste 102 rochester ny 14607 585 423 1593 namirochester

Examples of Additional Community Outreach

  • Educational Community Presentations by NAMI Rochester Staff and Volunteers to any group such as Strong Psychiatric Nursing Department Staff members; Churches, Kiwanis Club, Civic groups and others

  • Ongoing Individual Telephone and In-Office Family support services and referral services during regular business hours (9am-4pm Monday through Friday).

  • We are a referral Service to other agencies appropriate for the inquiries we that receive

  • Monroe County Mental Health Court Representation each Thursday afternoon to assist the needs of individuals and family members within the Criminal Justice system

  • Representation on the Monroe County Office of Mental Health Criminal Justice Sub Committee Monroe

  • Representation on the Monroe County Office of Mental Health Community Services Board

  • Partners with the EDPRT and Criminal Justice Veterans Outreach Program

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  • Questions?

  • Answers – Absolutely!

  • Contact NAMI Rochester

  • 585-423-1593

    Thank You!!

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