NAMI Finger Lakes Mental Health Awareness Challenge

Sun May 1 - Sun May 8 Ithaca, NY 14850 US

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 loved ones

NAMI-Finger Lakes is a non-profit organization of volunteers with lived experience with loved ones living with mental mental health conditions. As a result, we are very familiar with our local services for people recovering from mental illnesses, and we are happy to provide help, hope and support to you.

Our programs include:
  • Confidential support groups for family members and partners/spouses
  • Support Line answered by family members who have lived experience with a loved one living with a mental health condition- 607-273-2462
  • Support for family members with patients in Cayuga Med’s Behavioral Services Unit
  • Family Forum- A monthly discussion on topics of interest to the mental health community locally- online and available for replay on our YouTube channel
  • Family-to-Family Education Course for adults
  • NAMI Homefront- Education Course for families of Veterans and active Servicemembers
  • NAMI Basics- For parents of young people up to age 24 experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition
  • Ending The Silence- A program for middle and high school students to educate about mental health conditions
  • Educational events open to the public and presentations such as NAMI Family and Friends
  • Speakers who will visit with college classes and community organizations about mental illness and its impact on families and our community
  • A lending library of resource materials about mental illness
  • Advocacy education 
  • A weekly newsletter with items of interest to the mental health community

Please contact us – we are a safe harbor of support and education for your family while you navigate the impacts of mental illness.

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