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NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass roots, self help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of families who have relatives with a brain disorder (mental illness). This includes the families of persons diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives and friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI's vision and mission.

NAMI  Syracuse, Inc. is a not-for-profit, self help organization of active and concerned families and friends of people who suffer from serious and persistent psychiatric illness, most commonly; Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression) and severe depression. NAMI  Syracuse, Inc. is the local affiliate of NAMI-New York State and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) supporting the Syracuse, New York metropolitan area

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone at NAMI Syracuse !

The holiday season is supposed to be a time full of joy, parties and gathering with friends and families. But the holidays can be a difficult time for those dealing with a mental illness.

For persons living with a mental illness:

Know that whatever you are feeling, it is right for you.
Live in the now! Try to let go of past regrets and experiences and find joy in the present moment. And remember, laughter is good medicine!

For family and friends:

Include your loved one in holiday activities to the degree that he or she is able to participate.
Set realistic goals and be flexible.
We would all do better to let go of the image of the "perfect" holiday and focus on accepting ourselves and our loved ones without judging, criticizing or advising.

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NAMI  Syracuse, Inc.
917 Avery Avenue
Syracuse, NY  13204
Phone: (315) 487 - 2085
Fax: (315) 487 - 2154


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