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Partners for Suicide Prevention

Partners for Suicide Prevention is a program of NAMI Rochester that promotes awareness and use of resources for all people of Monroe County to build hope and resilience.

Click HERE for more information.

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REEL Mind Film Series

The Reel Mind Film & Theatre Series features films, performances and discussions that address the social stigma of mental illness and behavioral disorders while providing a message of hope that recovery is possible.

Check back next year in 2020 for more information about the new upcoming films.

Mental Health Court Support

NAMI Rochester has collaborated with the Monroe County Mental Health Court since it opened in 2003. Trained NAMI volunteers (individuals with mental illness or their family members) attend Mental Health Court to support defendants and their family members who are involved in the treatment court due to having been charged with a non-violent felony and diagnosed with a mental illness. Many of the defendants may also have a chemical addiction.

The Monroe County Mental Health Court was founded by Judge Patricia Marks and was one of the first mental health courts in New York State. Our Mental Health Court has served as a model for other courts across the country. 

NAMI Rochester also provides support groups for people living with mental illness and loved ones of those living with mental illness.

Provider Education

This program introduces mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of individuals living with mental illness and their families. You’ll develop enhanced empathy for their daily challenges and recognize the importance of including them in all aspects of the treatment process.  Programs are taught by a team consisting of an adult with mental illness, a family member and a mental health professional

How to Get Started: For more information about a Provider Education Program, contact NAMI Rochester at 585-423-1593 or email us at info@namirochester.org.

NAMI on Campus

College is an exciting time. From being away from home and finding independence to meeting new people and trying new things, every day brings new experiences. There is also a new level of academic responsibility. Classes are harder and there is always a due date on the horizon. Balancing all of the changes that happen in college can be stressful and challenging.


Those challenges are even more difficult for the 1 in 5 students who also face a mental health condition. Nearly three-quarters of mental health conditions emerge by age 24, so many college students are facing mental health concerns for the first time, and may not know where to go for support. 

NAMI knows that some of the best support a student can receive is from peers. When students connect with one another, they can share common experiences and support each other through the transitions. NAMI on Campus helps make those connections happen.

NAMI on Campus clubs work to end the stigma that makes it hard for students to talk about mental health and get the help they need. Clubs hold creative meetings, hold innovative awareness events, and offer signature NAMI programs through partnerships with NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates across the nation. 

Why NAMI on Campus?

NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led, student-run mental health organizations on college campuses. NAMI on Campus clubs: 

  • Raise mental health awareness with fairs, walks and candlelit vigils

  • Educate the campus with presentations, guest speakers and student panels

  • Advocate for improved mental health services and policies on campus

  • Support peers with signature NAMI programs and training from NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates

As a member of a NAMI on Campus club, you will belong to the largest grassroots mental health organization in America. Club leaders have access to the staff, resources, opportunities and support that comes with being part of this national movement, including opportunities beyond your college years.

For more information about NAMI on Campus, contact NAMI Rochester at 585-423-1593 or email us at info@namirochester.org.