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NAMI Greater Cleveland

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.

It’s never too early to mark your calendars.
NAMIWalks 2016 will be held Saturday, August 27 at Edgewater Park!

NAMI Greater Cleveland Call For Nominations

 NAMI Greater Cleveland (NAMI GC) is accepting nominations for outstanding achievement in promoting and providing mental health services for individuals, families and organizations in the year 2015.  The awards will be presented at the 2016 NAMI GC’s Annual Meeting on Friday, May 20, 2016. For more information click here

The 2015 NAMIWalks was presented by The Cleveland Clinic and 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. Click here  for a complete list of our 2015 NAMIWalks Sponsors

Community Events

“Say It Out Loud” – Sunday, February 28, 2016, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
A special discussion for parents, about teen mental health – Everyone has mental health, but talking about it can be uncomfortable. Join us to watch a short video about 3 teens sharing their stories and a discussion about how to end the silence around mental health conditions.
Rocky River United Methodist Church,
19414 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Registration requested, For more information or to register contact NAMI Greater Cleveland at 216-875-7776 or email

“Take a Training. Save a Life,” –  Wed, March 2, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The Lakewood Area Collaborative presents a FREE QPR TRAINING
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) teaches three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
The goal of QPR training is to help prevent deaths by suicide in Cuyahoga County and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Lakewood Park Women’s Pavilion,
14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107
Registration required at
or Contact: Katie Kurtz at 216-529-5011 or
Click here for flyer

1.5 FREE CEU/RCH will be offered by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

NAMI Greater Cleveland Education – Free Classes for Family/Caregivers and Peers

FAMILY-to-FAMILY For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Next class: TBD
BASICS –  For parents/caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. Next class: TBD
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS – For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness. Next class: TBD
PEER-to-PEER – For individuals living with mental illness. Next class: TBD
To add your name to our waiting list for any of these classes call the NAMI office 216-875-7776

or email Terri Miller at


NAMI Greater Cleveland is one of four U.S.-based community programs recently 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. 
The Awards program was designed to honor local mental health organizations that have successfully introduced novel approaches to address mental health in one of four program categories: early intervention, creative use of technology, continuity of care and service integration. NAMI Greater Cleveland received the Continuity of Care Award.
“The organization’s Emotional Wellness Programming supports high-poverty public housing residents who have experienced long lapses in treatment or have never received services for suspected mental illness”. The program has been implemented at two inner-city public housing complexes in Cleveland. As a result, residents at each facility have improved their physical and mental well-being, nurtured a supportive community of peers, and successfully avoided eviction.

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

February 2, 2016


Congress may have come to a standstill because of 2 feet of snow, but mental illness doesn’t stop for a snow day. We need Congress to dig in and work together to pass mental health reform.

You can help.

Email and tweet your member of Congress. Tell them now is the time to pass mental health reform and we can’t wait.

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