L.O.V.E. is the Answer one-day conference

L.O.V.E. is the Answer is a one-day conference sparked by the award-winning documentary “WALKING WHILE BLACK”. The conference will be held at the Gathering Place, North Syracuse Baptist Church, 420 S. Main St., North Syracuse on Saturday,  October 21, 2017.
This conference hopes to bring healing to the Syracuse communities and improve relationships between police officers and people in the communities.
This is an event unlike any other here in the greater Syracuse area. The award-winning film will be shown, discussion groups, workshops (NAMI Syracuse Board Members, Marla Byrnes and Steven Comer will be conducting one of the workshops) and speakers will make the day a special day. 
For more information or to register, please go to:

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month beginning Wednesday, October 11th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

NAMI Syracuse office, 917 Avery Avenue, Syracuse 13204

All family members and friends of those living with mental health concerns are welcome to attend.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Facilitators: Marla Byrnes & Ann Canastra

Supportive Family Training

The fall Supportive Family Training sessions will begin 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, September 27 at AccessCNY, 420 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. Supportive Family Training is a free 12-week course designed for the parents, siblings, spouses, partners, and adult children of persons diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders. For more information or to register for classes, please contact Sheila Le Gacy, slegacy@accesscny.org 315-218-1614 or Spencer Gervasoni, sgervasoni@accesscny.org  315-218-0816.

“SEE ME “ 4th Annual Art Show

All you creative types get busy!

We will be sponsoring the 4th annual art show in June. It will be held courtesy of  the Community Folk Art Center, 805 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY. We are hoping for another great turnout of artists, poets, and photographers.

Our art show will run June 27 through August 5. You can drop off your art work with the application form June 12 through June 16.

All artwork must be framed and ready for display. Poetry must fit on an 8×10 page and we will frame. Consider doing a reading of your poetry at our reception on Saturday, July 8,  between 12 PM and 2 PM.

Pickup of artwork will be August 7 through August 11. It cannot be picked up earlier because it would disrupt the gallery display of our artwork.

Please consider participating in this wonderful forum to fight stigma!

Any questions, please call NAMI Syracuse at 315-487-2085.