Family care homes for Ohio’s severely mentally ill have faced enormous challenges because of COVID-19 and NAMI Greater Cleveland recognized the need with a helping hand.
The NAMI affiliate partnered with the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County to identify support for home operators who had been working hard to try to educate their residents, but said they felt like ‘broken records’ with the information.
NAMI reached out to home operators with phone calls, several rounds of email, and a mailing. The affiliate also scheduled education events, facilitated activities to encourage residents to stay home, and even provided a free meal for residents and staff participating in the event.
NAMI Ohio will match any donation dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. Mental Health disparities disproportionately affect the African American community. With stigma and suicide rates on the rise, Central State University (CSU), a historically black college in southern Ohio, commits itself to reducing barriers to mental health care for its students. NAMI on Campus, a student led mental health program, is one major way CSU engages students, faculty, and staff in their commitment to reducing barriers, increasing access, and raising awareness of the need for mental health care for all.
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