NAMI Family Support Group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month, 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

Support & Sharing Meeting for families and friends of persons with psychiatric disorders, facilitated by Sheila Le Gacy, is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at: 

420 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY
(between South Townsend Street and South State Street, next to the Onondaga County Sheriffs Department) Parking and entrance in the rear of the building.

For more information, call the NAMI Syracuse office @315-487-2085
or email us at:

This Mind of Mine Peer Support Group

Peer Support Group meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month

NAMI Syracuse office, 917 Avery Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204

5:30p.m. – 6:00 p.m. pizza served

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. group share

This Mind of Mine Peer Support Group focuses on:

  • Community Resources and Events
    • Sharing Community Resources for Onondaga County and upcoming Social Events
  • Open Sharing/Discussion
    • Discussing proud moments and challenges that arose within one’s mental health journey
  • Brainstorming
    • Response to challenges previously mentioned; how to handle real life situations such as handling work life, family and along those lines
  • Put a Bow on It
    • Last words to go by/Closing thoughts to leave with

For more information, contact Jim Livi at or NAMI Syracuse at (315) 487-2085

12 thoughts on “Meetings

  1. I am trying to get information on your “family to family” program. I don’t know if the above meeting is it or not. A friend of mine highly recommended the family to family program. Thanks!

    • Hi Victoria,

      We have the monthly meeting: This Mind of Mine Peer Support Group as listed. Locally there is also (under the Support Group tab the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance- Central New York-
      Adult and Teen Support Groups
      Call for information @ (315) 428-9366
      Under this tab there are local facilities that also provide peer to peer support groups. For instance: Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare
      An array of services for people with co-occuring disorders and concurrent information and supports for their families.
      Contact: (315) 474-5506 Just check out the listings and give a few places a call.

      Hope this helps!

      NAMI Syracuse

  2. My brother is in a State Hospital on Long Island. He keeps getting head injuries and I want him moved closer to me in Onondaga or Cayuga County so I can visit him more often. It is a great financial hardship with him being 6 hours away. He is 60 and I am 62. He wants to be closer to me but fears change. He has been in the same place for around 17 years. I do not like the way he was treated when I was on a recent visit 5/12/18

    • Sorry to hear about your brother. And, yes, it would be nice to have him closer. Please check out our local resources tab under the RESOURCES tab on the HOME page for area facilities and services. We also have a FIND A DOCTOR list to the right of the HOME page. Hope these help. You can always call our office at (315) 487-2085.

  3. My husband and I are graduates of the Family to Family program and realize the value of your expertise.
    I am looking for a support group for families of combat veterans with PTS.
    I have researched this and there is nothing specifically for this demographic and we are in desperate need. I am willing to help to initiate this program. Even possibly hold meetings in my studio.

    • You can call Ann Canastra, Local Recovery Coordinator at the VA. They have a Support Group on Wednesday, December 19th that is open to you, from 6-9p.m. in the Auditorium at the main Syracuse VA Hospital, 800 Irving Avenue. You can call Ann at 315-425-4400 x52717.

  4. Hi we couldn’t make it on the 19th. I saw on the NAMI site there was a meeting at Acess CNY on Thursday . We showed up last night to a closed dark building. Is the meeting on Wednesdays monthly

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