Welcome to NAMI Columbia County, NY

May 19, 2020 UPDATE

Family Support Group ONLINE May 20 at 6:00 PM

 

Come and join us for Family Support Group online using Zoom video conferencing. We will offer support groups from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

To register for the meeting on Wednesday, May 20 click the following:

Click Here To Register for May 20 at 6 PM

NAMI Family Support Group is for those who need support dealing with a loved one who is living with mental illness.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience, accompanied by profound anxiety. When your family member is diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or any of several other illnesses, there is a dramatic change in the relational dynamics between family members.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

Free of cost to participants
Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
Confidential

If you are new to Zoom Web Conferencing, see this link for instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting using a computer, mobile phone, or tablet.  You will want to download the Zoom app to whatever device you plan on using in advance.

If you feel the need to talk with a Family Support Group facilitator:

  1. Call our NAMI-CC phone number 518-336-0246 and leave a brief message, your phone number, and your name and one of our facilitators will get back to you as quickly as they are available.
    OR email namiccny@gmail.com with your phone number and name and we will forward that to a facilitator to call you.
  2. You can join one of the online Family Support Groups meetings being run by NAMI Capital District –Click Here for listing.

If you are having a mental health emergency call 911 or the Mobile Crisis Assessment Team at 518-943-5555.


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NAMI-NYS Update

NAMI-NYS hopes you are all taking physical and mental care of yourselves!

To continue providing support and resources for our communities during these uncertain times, we have established a new temporary helpline number.
Please contact and share – 518-248-7634
The NAMI-NYS staff will continue to be available via email.

NAMI-NY Helpline 518-248-7634


NAMI Columbia County, NY
We are an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Our mission is to champion justice, dignity and respect for all individuals, families and friends affected by mental illness in Columbia County. We strive through education, advocacy and support to eliminate stigma and effect positive change to improve the lives of people with mental illness.

Education – helping families and individuals become aware of the most current facts about mental illness, its treatment, and the services available here in Columbia County, New York. See the Programs tab (menu above) for Family to Family and eCPR courses.

Support – helping families and consumers cope with mental illness. From the important phone numbers on our website, to the support provided by families that themselves have experienced mental illness at home, we are here to help!

Advocating – at the family, county, and state level for proper treatment of those with mental illness.

We welcome you to visit us at any of our upcoming meetings or events. All of our members have experience with mental illness – either directly or as a family member with an affected loved one or as a mental health provider – and we invite you to come and share your concerns with us.

MembershipClick here to join

Join Our Mailing List – for announcements of NAMI-CC NY meetings. Email your address, phone number and email address to namiccny@gmail.com