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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.

NAMIWalks 2015 presented by The Cleveland Clinic was held Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Edgewater Park. Over 1,000 people joined us to walk and raise funds for NAMI Greater Cleveland as part of Cleveland’s largest mental health event.  Thank you to to our sponsors and everyone who participated. Your support helps NAMI Greater Cleveland to continue providing support groups, educational programs, advocacy and resources for individuals with mental illness and their family members, all offered at no cost.

Currently we have raised $120,268 but fundraising continues, so there is still time to reach out to your family members, friends,co-workers, asking them to make a donation to your Walk Team. 

 For more information contact Lisa Dellafiora at 216-875-0266 or

Click here  for a complete list of our 2015 NAMIWalks Sponsors

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by David S. Banas JD
ADAMHS Board – 6th Floor, Buckeye Room
2012 W. 25th St., #600, Cleveland, Oh 44113
Reservations requested. For more information
or to register call 216-875-0266 or email
Ellen Riehm at

Creative Transformation and Healing

featuring music, art, movement and other healing modalities.
Saturday, October 3 · 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
10848 Chillicothe Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio
For more information call 216-566-5683 or go
Suggested Donation: $35
A portion of the proceeds benefit NAMI Greater Cleveland.

A Magical Night with Matt Savage: Jazz Pianist and Composer

Friday, October 9 · 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
201401 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

Matt Savage is a pianist, composer, arranger, performer and band leader who was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a high-functioning type of autism, at the age of three.  His parents immersed him in intensive intervention therapies for the next four years, which drastically reduced his sensitivity to sound, and introduced him to the world of music.
Suggested donation: $20
Order your tickets today, by going to

Movie and a Talk  – “Rocks n’ My Pocket”

Wed. October 21, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Jewish Family Service Association
Post film discussion led by –
Farrah Munir D.O.
Psychiatrist, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Location and details coming soon.

“Childhood Disruptive Behaviors”

Wednesday, November 4th from 7 to 8:30 pm
Norah McNamara M.D.
Psychiatrist, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Co-sponsored by Connecting for Kids

Click here to RSVP to Connecting for Kids or go to, or
call: 440-250-5563 for additional information.
For all the info click here

East End Neighborhood House & NAMI GC Multicultural Outreach Program

My Children Are Getting on My Nerves
With Natalie Whitlow, PhD

 How to Parent a Child with Behavior Problems
Tuesday, October 14, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.

East End Neighborhood House
2749 Woodhill, Cleveland, OH 44104
216-991-8585 ext. 3118, Vonna Bell, Parent Advocate
Sponsored by the Ginn Foundation

Upcoming 2015 Classes:

Family-to-Family For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Next class begins:

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Lakewood Presbyterian Church
14502 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107

Program is free but registration is required.
Call 216-875-7776 or email Terri Miller at


Viviendo Independiente de Depresión y Ansiedad
A confidential Spanish Speaking support group for Latina women.  
Fridays, October 2 – November 6, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Click here for more information

HOMEFRONT – For family of veterans or active military
Next class starts:
October 7, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Click here for information and registration.

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

Next class: TBD
To add your name to our waiting list call the NAMI office 216-875-7776
or email Terri Miller at

Peer-to-Peer – For individuals living with mental illness.

Next class: TBD
To add your name to our waiting list call the NAMI office 216-875-7776
or email Terri Miller at

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

September 8, 2015

New legislation in the Ohio House would open the door for every school district and private school in the state to seek its own specialty license plate. The proceeds would help fund student mental-health initiatives, as well as tuition assistance in the case of private schools. (Lynn Ischay/The Plain Dealer) By Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group more »

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