We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions and become something longer lasting. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood.
Our Crisis Guide Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency provides important, potentially life-saving information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more.
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NAMI Ohio, the state's voice for mental illness, thanks the Governor and members of the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate for approving a biennium budget that will significantly impact both adults and children living with mental illness. We are especially...read more
Dear Friends of NAMI Ohio, NAMI Ohio has been very involved with what has been called the “redesign of the mental health and addiction system" under managed care in Ohio. Recently, the Ohio Department of Medicaid developed a process to submit public input on the...read more
WELCOME TO THE START OF MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH! One in 5—60 million Americans—are affected by mental health conditions each year. Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of...read more
Stories of inspiration
Written By: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio Contract Writer Danei Edelen was a nervous wreck the day she was to return to work after having a mental health crisis that required hospitalization. “I was so scared. I laid out all my clothes and took a shower the night before to...read more
Written By: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio Contract Writer The voices in his head and hallucinations had haunted Wesley Walker incessantly for months by the time he found himself on the fifth floor of a parking garage. The date was Jan. 3, 2013. Suffering from chronic...read more
NAMI Ohio Executive Director Terry Russell appointed to the RecoveryOhio Advisory Council. Click here to read the full storyread more