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.
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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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...read more
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...read more
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