NAMI saves lives


Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training, and support.

Take the first step

  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.

Reach out

  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.


NAMI Ohio improves the quality of life and ensures dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness, and offers support to their families and close friends.

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Join thousands of Ohioans dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness.

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Support NAMI Ohio to help Ohioans who are impacted by mental illness every day.

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NIMH Outreach Update

The Outreach Partnership Program is a nationwide outreach initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that enlists state and national organizations in a partnership to increase the public’s access to science-based mental health information.

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OSPF Partnership

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio (NAMI Ohio) and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) are happy to announce that they have entered into a management agreement.

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Interview with Director Lori Criss

Click here to read an interview with Lori Criss Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Suicide Rates Jump

According to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio’s suicide rate rose by 36 percent from 1999 to 2016.

RecoveryOhio Advisory Council

NAMI Ohio Executive Director Terry Russell appointed to the RecoveryOhio Advisory Council. Click here to read the full story

Eric McKee: A Story of Inspiration

Click here to read Eric Mckee's story

Chris’s Story

If you suggest to Chris Tigner that he’s a mental health success story, he’s more likely to tell you he’s a work in progress.

Stories of inspiration

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