NAMI Syracuse Holiday Party
Monday, December 7, 2015
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
Rigatoni w/Vodka Sauce
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Oven Roasted Top Round of Beef
Please RSVP by Thursday, December 3rd by calling or e-mailing the NAMI Syracuse office,
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail payment to:
NAMI Syracuse , 917 Avery Avenue , Syracuse , NY 13204
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: WEOS.org
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: WSKG.org
Check out John Oliver’s discussion of the mental health system – and shortcomings – in America:
We urgently need your help
ABC-TV is planning to rebroadcast this Wednesday evening the offensive, stigmatizing Halloween episode of Modern Family (“AwesomeLand”) that mocks mental illness through an “insane asylum” theme and stereotypes in a neighborhood contest.
NAMI has issued the statement below to news media asking the network to drop the episode. We have been workng to educate them that stigma is real and a public health hazard. But we need your grassroots voices to join in the call.
Time is of the essence. Here’s what you can—today, Tuesday, or as soon as possible..
- Send a copy of the release to the Station Manager and/or News Director of your local ABC station. Ask them to drop the episode and to cover the impact of stigma on the nation’s mental health crisis on Wednesday’s newscasts.
- Join the Twitter conversation at #unmodernfamily.
- Post the NAMI press release on Facebook along with the Twitter hashtag: #unmodernfamily.
- Email this alert to your NAMI members and coalition friends.
- Give ABC feedback at http://abc.go.com/feedback Let them know that stigma is real and Modern Family is unmodern in its portrayal of mental illness.
For those who have not seen the episode, you can watch last year’s “sneek peek” or the full episode (for a small fee) on Amazon.com, iTunes or Vudu.
Check out NAMI’s press release: Mental Health Advocates Call on ABC-TV to Drop Stigmatizing Halloween Episode
Fall Educational Conference
Thursday October 8th, 9 am – 3 pm
New York State Fairgrounds
Syracuse, New York 13209
Registration closes October 2nd!
More information about speakers and registration can be found here, or register online right here!