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NAMI Syracuse Programs
Support Groups:
Family Support Group – Second Wednesday of the month at 917 Avery
Ave., Syracuse, NY – 10am – 11:30 am
Family Support Group – Third Tuesday evening of the month – meets
at AccessCNY, 420 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY – 7pm (parking
and entrance in rear of building)
Peer Support Group, This Mind of Mine – Third Wednesday of the
month at 917 Avery Ave., Syracuse, NY – 5:30pm – 7pm
Educational Programs:
Family to Family in the spring and fall. Call Sheila Le Gacy at AccessCNY, 315-218-1614 to register. Register early since the classes fill up
HOMEFRONT for families of veterans call Ann Canastra 315-412-
3029 to register.
Peer to Peer is a 6-week educational series for persons in recovery.
Call our office for more information.
Ending the Silence is a program for middle and high school students
or their families or school staff. Call our office for more information.
Yearly conference on mental illness. Watch our website for more
We want to reach more people in the community and are willing to do
short presentations about NAMI and mental illness at churches,
schools, libraries, or any other organization. Our goal is to decrease
stigma, inform people about services and supports, and offer hope.
Contact NAMI Syracuse at 315-487-2085 or e-mail:


President Marla Byrnes’s “HealthLink on Air” interview will air this Sunday, February 10th, at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO Public Media! Don’t forget to tune in on FM 89.9 or 90.3, depending on your location in the Syracuse area. This station also reaches up to Oswego and Watertown, down to Cortland and Norwich, as far west as Geneva and east to Utica and Hamilton and can be listened to live online at, as well. Thanks, HealthLink at Upstate for helping to spread the word about NAMI Syracuse! Listen anytime here:

Lord & Taylor Charity Days

Lord & Taylor Charity Days

Friday, January 18, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019

Shoppers will be able to support mental health at Lord & Tay­lor (L&T) stores nationwide and online. With a donation of $5.00 online or in-store, customers will receive 30% off most items, plus 15% off almost all beauty products. Lord & Taylor at Destiny USA will be participating and the $5.00 donation will come to NAMI Syracuse.

NAMI Syracuse will have informational tables at Lord & Tay­lor, Destiny USA to encourage donations and to educate the pub­lic.

PLEASE support this effort!

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an inter­active presentation that helps teens to learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions as well as what steps they should take to find support for themselves or their friends.

It is a 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school age youth. It is free of cost to schools, youth, and communities and presented by a young adult who experienced a mental health condition during their school years as well as a family member of an individual who experienced mental health challenges in school.

If your school is interested in sched­uling a presentation, please call or email the NAMI Syracuse office.

If you are a young adult or family member and would like to become a NAMI Ending the Silence presenter, a training is scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2019 at the NAMI Syra­cuse office. Please call or email for a registration form and/or more information.

Please support all the many businesses listed below that donated to our silent auction and made the HOPELA possible!


Behind the Iron Gate

Bryce Cullen Publishing

CNA Accounting


CNY Healing Arts

Dibellos  – Fred and Trudy Vircillo

Dunkin Donuts

Goodman Beck Publishing

FOXFIRE – Jim Noble

Frightmare Farms

Golden Hanger



Lock 1 Distillery

Metro Home Style

Mohegan Manor

Painting with a Twist


Point of View Optical 

Price Chopper 


Springside Farm

Sterling Optical

Tom Mann Golf


Whole Mental Health



Carol and Dan Brady

Marla Byrnes and Ernest Jones

Ann and Dan Canastra

August Cornell

Judy Flint

Mary Gandino

Sandi and Jeffery Geiger

Laura Hand

Barb Hamlin

Mary Lawless

Deb Mahaney

Marie Mahar

Patricia  and Steve Moore

Cecelia Nardslico

Lynn Marie Perli

Spence and Marie Plavocos

Sherie Ramsgard

Duane and Wendy Schumacher

Paul and Jenn Schumacher

Eric Stensland

Joe and Judy Bliss Ridgway

Dr. Paul Schwartz  and Dr. Karen Winters

Sheri and Paul Vangeet

Christine Wallace

Dr. Paula Zebrowski  and Pam Fortino

Susan Zdanowicz