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2022/2023 State Budget

2022/2023 State Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2021 Contact: Luke Russell, 614-224-2700 Luke@namiohio.org The National Alliance on Mental Illness for Ohio commends Governor DeWine’s 2022/2023 State Budget for the focus on those with serious behavioral health needs. The dollars...

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NAMI Athens Recognizes Local Schools

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

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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