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Stepping Up Initiative

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...

NAMI Ohio’s Social Justice Statement

NAMI Ohio’s Social Justice Statement

NAMI Ohio, “the state’s voice on mental illness” is governed by a 28-member board of directors. There are six members from four different regions of the state; three At-Large members and a Consumer Council representative. This is a very diverse group of members...

A New Number for Mental Health Emergencies

A New Number for Mental Health Emergencies

A new three-digit number - 988 – to call when people are experiencing mental health emergencies has been signed into law by President Trump. The 988 number IS NOT expected to be operational until July 2022. It will join 911, the well-known, nationally used number for...

CSU NAMI on Campus Virtual Walk Donation Match

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...

Hope Haney Receives Eagle Award

Hope Haney Receives Eagle Award

As a child, Hope Haney loved watching The Lone Ranger show on television. Later, she became a fan of the Green Hornet and Batman. Haney eventually realized her TV heroes had one thing in common: they all fought for justice. Haney’s three-decades of being a champion...

COVID-19 & Managing Stress

COVID-19 & Managing Stress

Pandemics can be stressful The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public...

The Epidemic within the Pandemic

The Epidemic within the Pandemic

Co-Authored by Steve Martenet, President, Anthem BCBS in Ohio and Jack Sherman, President of NAMI Ohio As we’ve flattened the COVID-19 curve in Ohio, we’ve seen disturbing spikes in suicide, depression, substance use disorder, anxiety and other...

YouthMOVE Ohio Zoom Peer Groups

YouthMOVE Ohio Zoom Peer Groups

YouthMOVE Ohio will be hosting weekly Zoom Peer Groups every Sunday and Thursday evening through AugustMeeting Schedule:Sundays's at 7:30pm EST starting June 21st through August 30thJoin Sunday Zoom Meeting through Website or App:...

Weekly Parent Zoom Meetings

Weekly Parent Zoom Meetings

NAMI Ohio PAC will be hosting a weekly Parent Zoom meeting every Wednesday form 12:00 pm-12:45 pm. This will be an opportunity to hear the presenter, have a Q & A with the speaker(s), and connect with other parents.The link for the week's meeting will...

Thanking our Mental Health Heroes!

Thanking our Mental Health Heroes!

These days we hear a lot about the selflessness of nurses, doctors and health care aides on the front line of the COVID crisis.  They are, in a very clear and real sense, risking their own health to provide much needed care to those suffering with this...

Meet Our Newest NAMI Ohio Intern, Danielle!

Meet Our Newest NAMI Ohio Intern, Danielle!

Hello, my name is Danielle Smart, and I am very excited to be working with NAMI Ohio as an intern to complete my master’s of social work at The Ohio State University. I received my bachelor's of social work, with a minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality...

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI Ohio joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for...

Working with Youth During a Pandemic

Working with Youth During a Pandemic

Working with Youth During a Pandemic The YouthMOVE Ohio State Council Continues to Work and Support Youth During Covid-19 Crisis YouthMOVE (YM) leaders across Ohio have worked to create ways to support each other and their communities during the Shelter in Place...

Ohio Launches Toll-Free ‘COVID Careline’

Ohio Launches Toll-Free ‘COVID Careline’

Ohio Launches Toll-Free ‘COVID Careline’ to Provide Emotional Support for Ohioans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic: 1-800-720-9616 COLUMBUS –The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) today joined with Governor Mike DeWine and RecoveryOhio to...