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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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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...

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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...

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Qualified Charitable Distribution

The below letter was sent to NAMI Ohio from former Ohio Senator Bob Spada. Please read below. A letter to NAMI friends:  This covid-19 virus has turned much of our way of life upside down. As you can imagine, some of the hardest hit are those that NAMI serves. If you...

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NAMI Ohio improves the quality of life and ensures dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness, and offers support to their families and close friends.

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Purchase Face Mask and Receive NAMI Membership

NAMI Franklin County is currently selling embroidered face masks for $10 and each purchase includes a NAMI membership. The face masks are available in three different colors and two sizes. Contact Laurita at NAMI Franklin County for more...

Guidance Document on Reopening In-Person Behavioral Health Services

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS ) has released a new resource to aid behavioral health providers in re-opening in-person services. Click HERE to download the Guidance on Reopening In-Person Behavioral Health Services resource guide.

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis

Washington Post: The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis Anxiety and depression are rising. The U.S. is ill-prepared, with some clinics already on the brink of...

Thank You for Supporting Individuals Living on Ohio ACF’s!

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio and the Ohio Adult Care Facilities Association want to thank individual and community donors for their generosity during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing more than $350,000 used to purchase critical supplies for...

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...

Helping Families and Children Cope with Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio Her world fell apart the first week Shabbo Ferguson couldn’t go to school. The 13-year-old girl from Dublin in Franklin County, the adopted daughter of Celeste and Jimmy Ferguson, has post-traumatic stress disorder...

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Staying Connected During “Stay at Home”

Written by: Alan Johnson As the COVID-19 virus continues to take a heavy toll statewide, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio and its local affiliates are finding innovative ways to help using video meetings, conference calls and “virtual walks.” The virus...

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Healthy at Home Challenge

YouthMOVE Ohio & NAMI Ohio Host Online 14-Day “Healthy at Home Challenge” Daily activities, jokes, riddles, and inspirational quotes will be posted via social media platforms over the next 14 days to assist people in coping with the “stay-at-home” order COLUMBUS,...

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