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NAMI Greater Cleveland

 

is dedicated to empowering persons affected by mental illness and their family members
to achieve
a better quality of life by providing them with
support, education, referral and advocacy.


Inaugural Conference & Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

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HEALING THE TRAUMA: A COMMUNITY RESPONSE
Friday, May 20, 2016

 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday Inn, Independence, Ohio

The conference is designed to address relationship between
trauma and mental illness.

Keynote speaker:
Jackie Lowe Stevenson, MSSA, LISW

founder of the Spirit of Leadership in Novelty,Ohio.

 6.0 continuing education credits for social workers,counselors and nurses
Click here for a complete schedule of the day.

To register for the conference, click here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

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United Healthcare Community Plan & Optum Health
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

ANNUAL MEETING and AWARDS CEREMONY
Takes place the same day
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 Presented by Community West Foundation

Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Retired
Guest Speaker

 While serving on the Ohio Supreme Court, Justice Stratton formed and chaired the Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Mental Illness & the Courts, which since its formation in 2001 has helped establish 38 mental health courts, recommended changes to Medicaid and advocated for a new Juvenile Competency Statute.  Join us as Retired Justice Stratton shares  her thoughtful comments on how the justice system can continue to be an integral factor in helping society address the needs of those living with mental illness.

Honorees 
 It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s honorees who are being recognized for their outstanding achievement in promoting and providing mental health services in 2015.  They are:

The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer AwardJaime Lynn Smith

 Mental Health Family/Caregiver AwardTherese Norris

Mental Health Provider Award: Denise Ayers, LSW
Compeer Program Coordinator, Far West Center

 Eugene Brudno Memorial AwardDonald Sykes, LISW-S
Managing Director, PsychBC

Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award: Debra Brown, BSW
 Manager of Supportive Parenting, Beech Brook 

Mental Health Teen AwardLife Act 

Mental Health Innovator AwardEwald Horwath MD
  Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, 

Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Program 
Associate Clinical Directorof the Family Care Service Line at MetroHealth

Local Community Leader of YearJudge Ed Wade
Cleveland Municipal Court

Click here to register for the Annual Meeting only.



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2016 NAMIWalks – Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Edgewater Park!
and
 Kick-off Luncheon – Friday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Slovenian National Home, 6409 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 
For more information contact Lisa Dellafiora at ldellafiora@namicleveland.org


Community Education 


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RECOVERY, NOT JAIL:
IT’S TIME TO STOP ABANDONING AMERICA’S MENTALLY ILL

The City Club invites you to a discussion with Pete Earley, mental health advocate and best-selling author of CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, on the intersection between our justice and mental health systems.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers.
To register or for more information Click here


Education Programs


Free Classes for Family/Caregivers and Peers.
For full class descriptions – click here 

BASICS  For parents/caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

  • Begins; Monday, May 2, 2016 Time:6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    6906 W. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    Parma
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS – For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
  • Dates: 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25 and 6/8, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Affinity Missionary Baptist Church
    4411 East 175th Street, Cleveland 44128

  • Dates: 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 and 5/20, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    PLAN of Northeast Ohio
    5010 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst 44124

PEER-to-PEER For individuals living with mental illness.

  • Begins: Saturday, April 30th 2016, 12 – 2 p.m.
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    6906 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma 
  • Begins: Monday, June 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
    ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
    2012 W. 25th St., 6th Floor, Cleveland 44113            

Registration is required for all of these classes. For information or to register call 216-875-7776 or email Terri Miller at tmiller@namicleveland.orgIf you’d like to be contacted when future classes are scheduled call/email and provide your name, address, phone # and class you are interested in.



Connect for MH

NAMI Greater Cleveland was one of four U.S.- based community programs selected to receive $10,000
and access to a one-on-one 
Mentorship Program as a recipient of a
CONNECT 4 MENTAL HEALTH ® COMMUNITY INNOVATION AWARD. Details

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

Virginia Beach Sgt. Alicia Jones tells the training class how she put the training to use in calming down an agitated teen in the precinct lobby. April 1, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The room has the buzz of a high school cafeteria as police officers huddle around tables, creating lists of words that describe their teenage selves.

Mischievous, sneaky, crazy, impulsive, risky, weird, emotional — and yes, even horny — make it onto supersized sticky notes that get posted on the classroom walls.

The word exercise is meant to prime officers to think about how they perceive themselves as juveniles versus the grownups they became, and what that might mean Read More

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