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Local resources and support for individuals and families living with mental illness – provided by people who have been there.

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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


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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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Now Hiring – Director, Children’s Division

Now Hiring – Director, Children’s Division

POSITION DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR – CHILDREN'S DIVISION The Director for the Children's Division at NAMI Ohio is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Children's Division and also serves as a representative from NAMI Ohio to the external professional...

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REGISTER for Virtual Event – July 29th

WHAT WORKS IN MY COMMUNITY VIRTUAL EVENT In honor of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, join NAMI Ohio on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at 10:00 am for a free virtual event featuring programs in Ohio that provide programming and outreach...

NAMI Ohio Thanks the Ohio Senate for Protecting the Voice of Ohioans Impacted by Mental Illness

NAMI Ohio, “the state’s voice on mental illness,” cannot thank the Ohio Senate enough for approving a 2022/2023 budget that will serve Ohio’s citizens and their families dealing with mental illness. During the House and Senate budget hearings, changes were made that...

Video of Facebook Live Discussion with Dr. Steven Jewell

Watch the Recording of the NAMI Ohio Children's Division Facebook Live discussion with Akron Children's Hospital Director of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, Dr. Steven Jewell, on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our children and what to expect as we...

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