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NAMI Ohio Virtual Annual Meeting - April 22nd

Join NAMI Ohio for our annual meeting, being hosted 100% online, to learn more about our legislative advocacy priorities and how to best advocate for individuals and families impacted by mental illness.
Additional program information will be emailed to all registered attendees as it is finalized.
Contact Katie Dillon-Luli at with any questions
Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 

Get Help Now - 24/7 Support

The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and administered in community settings. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives.


Call 1-800-720-9616 to connect


NAMI Ohio staff members are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NAMI Ohio helpline 800-686-2646 is being answered Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit or call 1-833-427-5634


County Crisis Lines

NAMI Ohio Staff Contact Information

NAMI Saves Lives


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.

Take the First Step

  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.

Reach Out

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.


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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NAMI Ohio’s Social Justice Statement

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2022/2023 State Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2021 Contact: Luke Russell, 614-224-2700 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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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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