Family Advocacy and Leadership Educational meeting: August 4th

What do you need to know to advocate for your child, youth, adult family member or yourself ?

August 4 at 7 pm

Judy Bliss Ridgway and Marla Byrnes will co-lead a discussion on advocating for our family members. We will discuss what has worked and not worked when advocating for our families. We will discuss how we can have an impact as individuals, as a group of family members and as an organization. Let’s talk about what changes in the system would benefit our families. We can make a difference.

Please join us at the NAMI Syracuse office

Tuesday August 4 at 7pm

917 Avery Ave. Syracuse NY

PIZZA will be served!

Depression Study Needs Your Help!

Want to help our understanding of how depression affects couples? A study about how romantic partners communicate in the face of depression needs participants. If you or your partner has ever been depressed please consider participating – all you’ll need to do is fill out a survey. As a thank you, you will be entered in a raffle of all participants to win Amazon gift cards! Most importantly, you’ll be helping researchers better understand mental illness.

More information on the study, criteria for participation, and how you can participate can be found here.

Have you started working on your poetry and artwork for SEE ME TOO?


Deadline for submission to SEE ME TOO! is June 22- June 26 so it’s a great time to get started on your art or poetry! All consumers of mental health care and their families are welcome to submit their work. Please see our entry form (download here) for details.


Reception Wednesday July 8, 3-5pm, 805 East Genesee St. Community Folk Art Center with live music, poetry readings and Karen Winters Schwartz book signings. Join us to support our talented artists and families! MANY THANKS to Community Folk Art Center for their support and donation of their beautiful space for this event!!!


If you are interested in contributing to the reception on July 8th with desserts/soda/ munchies or to help- call the NAMI office 487-2085.