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Currently, all NAMI Ohio staff members are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The helpline is being answered by staff members Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. If you need immediate assistance, please use the county crisis line directory below. Individual staff members email addresses are listed at the link below and under the about us section of this website. 

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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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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...

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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...

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OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE

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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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 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

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...

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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Peer Led Art Program at NAMI Toledo

Art is more than something that hangs on a wall. In Toledo, art is helping people with mental illness get in touch with their feelings, communicate with others, and improve their self-esteem. The Creative Expressions program pioneered by NAMI of Greater Toledo is...

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Advocacy in Action: NAMI Brown County

Written By: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio Contract Writer  Danei Edelen was a nervous wreck the day she was to return to work after having a mental health crisis that required hospitalization. “I was so scared. I laid out all my clothes and took a shower the night before to...

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Finding Hope in Recovery

Written By: Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio Contract Writer The voices in his head and hallucinations had haunted Wesley Walker incessantly for months by the time he found himself on the fifth floor of a parking garage. The date was Jan. 3, 2013. Suffering from chronic...

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