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.
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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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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more