Catholic Courier

Posted: July 5, 2011

NAMI offers multiple resources

By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has several chapters in the Rochester Diocese for individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI offers support groups, meetings, advocacy, education, newsletters, calendars of events and related links.

Regional NAMI outlets are:

NAMI Rochester (includes a Wayne County satellite group)

www.namirochester.org

Phone: 585-423-1593

E-mail: pat.sine@namirochester.org

NAMI Finger Lakes (Ithaca area)

www.namifingerlakes.org

Phone: 607-273-2462

E-mail: namifl@lightlink.com

NAMI of Chemung & Steuben Counties

Phone: 607-936-0440

E-mail: pfsnyesk@aol.com

NAMI of Ontario, Seneca & Yates Counties

Phone: 315-789-9068

E-mail: jhbentsen83@hotmail.com

NAMI of Cayuga County

Phone: 315-253-1690

E-mail: 2maestros@bci.net

Additionally, NAMI FaithNet is a network highlighting the role of religious communities in supporting the mentally ill. Another faith-related outlet is the National Catholic Partnership on Disability's Council on Mental Illness.