Music for Mental Health 1/6/18

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Oswego, NY resident and musician John McConnell and friends are hosting an event called Music for Mental Health (MFMH).

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The American Foundry in Oswego, NY (246 W Seneca St.) John’s goal is to rally the community around an evening of live music that seeks to raise awareness for mental health issues and helps to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to NAMI Syracuse.

Music for Mental Health will feature performances by: John McConnell, Gary Carpentier (NBC’s The Voice), Cam Caruso, The Love Volcanoes and many other fine Central New York musicians. There will be two local professional counseling services represented on site, in addition to several other local businesses. As part of the evening’s events there will be a 50/50 raffle and a table raffle featuring: gift certificates, gift baskets and other items donated by local and regional businesses.

Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase at:

– the river’s end bookstore – 19 W Bridge St. Oswego, NY (cash or check only)

– or on the web:

Ticket holders will receive a free MFMH event T-shirt on the day of the event!

If you’d like more information or would like to make a charitable donation, please visit: and download our MFMH Sponsorship Packet.

– Visit us on Facebook at Music for Mental Health:

– All ages welcome

– Finger food provided

– Cash bar (with proper I.D.)

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, 315-218-1614 or Spencer Gervasoni,  315-218-0816.


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