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The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and administered in community settings. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives.

 

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We Won’t Let Suicide Win

Jeff and Donna Heck share their very personal story of losing their daughter to suicide and how they made the decision to form the non-profit organization 33 Forever to help other families avoid a similar tragedy in their lives.

 

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NAMI Ohio staff members are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NAMI Ohio helpline 800-686-2646 is being answered Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-427-5634

 

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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.

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  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.

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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 Athens Recognizes Local Schools

Written by: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio It turned out 2020 was a banner year for Athens County schools.While the COVID-19 pandemic seriously affected all students and teachers, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Athens affiliate wanted to recognize the strength and...

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We Won’t Let Suicide Win

Written by: Alan Johnson It was after 3 a.m. when Donna Heck got the call she had been dreading for years, but somehow expecting. Good news rarely comes in the middle of the night. “This is it,” she said solemnly to her husband, Jeff. Something bad had happened to...

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Stepping Up Initiative

Mental illness affects 30 percent of all inmates in Ohio jails, triggering a growing public health crisis and avalanche of unnecessary costs to taxpayers. Stepping Up, a state and national collaborative effort led here by former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn...

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NAMI Athens Recognizes Local Schools

Written by: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio It turned out 2020 was a banner year for Athens County schools.While the COVID-19 pandemic seriously affected all students and teachers, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Athens affiliate wanted to recognize the strength and...

We Won’t Let Suicide Win

Written by: Alan Johnson It was after 3 a.m. when Donna Heck got the call she had been dreading for years, but somehow expecting. Good news rarely comes in the middle of the night. “This is it,” she said solemnly to her husband, Jeff. Something bad had happened to...

Stepping Up Initiative

Mental illness affects 30 percent of all inmates in Ohio jails, triggering a growing public health crisis and avalanche of unnecessary costs to taxpayers. Stepping Up, a state and national collaborative effort led here by former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn...

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