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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.

NAMI - We get it.

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

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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Ohio Police Officer Receives International Award

Ohio Police Officer Receives International Award

Wooster, Ohio: August 31, 2021—NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties and the City of Wooster Police Department recently received international attention. Patrolman Jerome Fatzinger, was nominated and chosen as the International CIT Law Enforcement Officer of the Year....

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What Works in My Community Videos

What Works in My Community Videos

Did you miss the What Works in My Community live event on July 29th? The program videos from the four organizations that were featured during the event are available anytime on the NAMI Ohio YouTube Page. Watch Now Featured Programs  Murtis Taylor Human Services...

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Attitude to Gratitude: A Story of Lived Experience

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Press Release: OhioHealth Donation to Support Ohioans Living with Mental Illness and their Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2021 Contact: Terry Russell, Columbus, OH: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio (NAMI Ohio) thanks OhioHealth and their Advanced Practice Providers for their continued commitment to improving the lives...

Together for Mental Health: A family’s journey

As #MIAW 2021 comes to a close, we want to share with you a story from one of our NAMI Ohio families. The Heck's have been able to find purpose in the pain of losing their daughter with the creation of the organization 33 Forever, Inc.  The effects of mental illness...

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