“Look before you leap.” LEAP is a communication process developed by Dr. Xavier Amador, a psychologist at Columbia University, New York to help families and mental health providers talk with someone living with mental illness about accepting their illness and getting help. It can also help when talking about other sensitive topics and with day-to-day communication. Although this particular video is targeted towards mental health professionals, it is equally helpful for family members.Read More
NAMI recently released their 2017 legislative priorities. These are the top issues NAMI will be concentrating on:
Invest in Mental Health and InnovationReject Medicaid caps or block grants that drive down innovation and force state program cuts, putting individuals with mental illness and families at risk Support Medicaid expansion, with income-based eligibility, to provide coverage and a pathway to self-sufficiency for individuals with mental health conditions Ensure insurance market reforms include mental health and substance use disorder coverage in every health plan and at Read More
Pictured in photo: Tosha Dean, President of NAMI Albany; Attorney Greg Fullerton; and Jere Brands, Vice President of NAMI AlbanyRead More
(Pictured L to R): Tommy Drake, Glenda Thompson, Suzanne Moore, NAMI Union County steering committee, Julie Sgambati, Connection Recovery Support Group facilitator. (Not pictured): Linda Beaver, Family Support Group facilitatorRead More
“Stigmas about mental illness erect costly barriers to treatment for individuals among all demographics in the United States. But there are unique ways in which stigmas manifest in certain communities. Among Latinos and Spanish-speaking immigrants, for example, the obstacles to care are subtle and profound. In regards to ethnicity and cultural differences, there are two ways Read More
Registration Open for Youth Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-Y) and Parent Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-P) Trainings
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Office of Children, Young Adults & Families and the Office of Recovery Transformation (ORT) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming Youth Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-Y) training and upcoming Parent Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-P) training.