Green Team Realty receives NAMI Orange Appreciation Award

Warwick. Green Team’s Warwick office raised $3,100 for NAMI Orange; the Vernon, N.J., office raised more than $1,500 for NAMI Sussex.

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| 20 Dec 2019 | 02:17

Geoff Green, on behalf of Green Team Realty, accepted NAMI Orange‘s Appreciation Award at its 15th annual meeting last month at Orange County Department of Mental Health in Goshen.

Dhanu Sannesy, president of NAMI Orange, spoke passionately about the work her staff is doing and the work yet to be done. The award was presented by Susan Wynn, a member of NAMI Orange as well as Green Team’s Content Marketing Manager and part of its Team Up for Hope initiative. She read the following inscription to all present:

“Besides their Team Up for Hope’s very successful fund raiser which benefited NAMI Orange, Green Team Realty also organized a webinar to increase public awareness featuring two NAMI Orange members who discussed how mental health issues impact the family as well as the individual – and who educated people as to how they could get the support and the services that they might need. An excellent public service! We are honored to have had Team Up for Hope select NAMI Orange as a recipient of their charitable good works.”

Through Green Team’s Warwick office and the community, $3,100 was raised for NAMI Orange. The Vernon, N.J., office raised more than $1,500 for NAMI Sussex.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, “NAMI,” is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States. According to NAMI’s website, the organization “envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.” The mission is to provide “advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.”

By the numbers

According to NAMI, one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year; one in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year' one in six 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.

Fifty percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14 and 75 percent by age 24. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.

Essential information

If you or someone you know is living with mental illness, please reach out to your local NAMI affiliate. To learn more about NAMI Orange and the services and support it provides, visit or call 845-956-6264.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.