Support NAMIWalks – May 7th


For the second year, NAMI Syracuse is teaming up with NAMI Rochester for the annual NAMIWalks event on May 7th in Rochester, NY.

You can choose to be a “virtual” walker by simply donating, or you can be an in-person walker and join our team! For those who would like to join the team, we will have transportation to and from the walk on the 7th.

No amount is too little for a donation! All the money raised stays in Central New York, ½ to Syracuse, ½ to Rochester, and all to help advocate for and support Mental Health!

Support NAMI Syracuse in NAMIWalks here.

NAMI Outreach to the Religious Community

The NAMI Syracuse board has formed a new committee. Our purpose to is reach out to our faith based communities. We want to get the word out about the supports and education NAMI offers to families.

We are starting out slowly so we don’t overextend ourselves. We need your help. NAMI has a site online with articles and information about how to reach out to faith communities. Below is an excerpt from their website:

NAMI FaithNet is a resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.

NAMI FaithNet strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role of spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions, those for whom faith is a key component.

Through this website and through efforts nationally and in local communities, NAMI and NAMI Affiliates encourage an exchange of information, tools and other resources which will help educate and inspire faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery for many.

NAMI FaithNet is not a religious network but includes an effort to outreach to all religious organizations.

What can you do?

If this speaks to your heart, get involved. Call the NAMI office 487-2085 for an information packet to post on a bulletin board at your church/temple. Put brochures on an information table. Talk to your minister about hosting a presentation by NAMI speakers to educate your congregation or adult education group. The more we get the word out that NAMI is there to support and educate families, we can ease the journey for families affected by mental illness.

We can encourage faith communities to welcome our loved ones. There are many who want to help but don’t know how. Let’s open the discussion in our faith communities.

Thank you for your efforts.

Marla Byrnes

Join Us for NAMI’s Holiday Party

      Unique,_snow_flake NAMI Syracuse Holiday Party

   Monday, December 7, 2015

Francesca’s Cucina

545 North Salina Street , Syracuse
5:30 – 6:30 social hour/6:30 dinner
$35.00 per person / $20.00 recipients of mental health services
Cash Bar

Italian Antipasto/Bread
Rigatoni w/Vodka Sauce
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Chicken Francese
Oven Roasted Top Round of Beef

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 3rd by calling or e-mailing the NAMI Syracuse office,

315-487-2085/ or mail payment to:

 NAMI Syracuse , 917 Avery Avenue , Syracuse , NY 13204

Out of Bounds Radio Show to cover Bipolar Disorder, 11/7 & 11/8


Out of Bounds Radio Show with Tish Pearlman

will feature a “Health Challenges” segment covering Bipolar Disorder with Karl Shallowhorn

Karl Shallowhorn is director of Community Advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County (Buffalo) New York. He is the author of Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health.

Shallowhorn was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1983 at age 21. He was hospitalized 7 times between 1981-1989. With individual therapy, medications and regular exercise his condition has remained mostly stabilized since1995.

Broadcast Dates and Times:
Sat Nov 7 at 3:30 pm: WEOS-FM  90.3 & 89.5 Geneva region
Live Stream at:

Sun Nov 8 at 11:30am: WSKG-FM 89.3 Binghamton, 90.9 Ithaca 91.7 Cooperstown/Oneonta, 91.1 Corning/Elmira, 88.7 Hornell/Alfred
Live Stream at: