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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland is dedicated to empowering persons affected by mental illness and their family members
 by providing them with support, education, referral and advocacy.


On Friday, May 11th, the Terminal Tower was lit green to honor
Mental Health Awareness month.

Thank you to the Lambda Phi Omega AKA Chapter for arranging this


Our Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony drew a great crowd.
They heartily acknowledged our eight honorees for their efforts on behalf of those affected by mental illness, and listened eagerly to psychiatrists from the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals dispense personal anecdotes and professional advice about the importance of moderation when accessing social media.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Peg’s Foundation, Highland Springs Hospital, Maria Miller, Molina Healthcare, and Southwest General Health Center.

Honorees recognized at our Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony include (l-r) Officer Sean Schuler; Officer Dymphna O’Neill; Bay Village High School representatives Kelley Knaack, Gabby Kariotakis, Dr. Leopoldo Pozuelo, Larry Heller, Life Exchange Center representatives Dr. Martha Potts and Ovetta Joi Dixon,  The Honorable Emanuella Groves, and Judith Banks.

View Awards Ceremony here


NAMI Multicultural Outreach Program presents
“What’s Up with My Teenager?”

Mon., May 21, 6 to 8 pm – Teen Development
Wed., May 23, 6 to 8 pm – Dealing with Teen Behaviors
presented by Gerald McGee, LISW

Kingsbury Towers – Community Room, 8925 Hough Avenue
Light meal will be served. Raffle Prizes
Registration required Contact Kari Kepic at 216-875-7776
More information

2018 NAMI National Convention, June 27 – 30
New Orleans, Louisiana

Click here for more information or to register


Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CCC Community Room
2500 East 22nd Street – Cleveland, OH 44115

Free Parking

Walk with NAMI, build awareness and end stigma.  This kick-off lunch is free to anyone who wants to create a NAMIWalks fundraising team.  Attendees will learn about the event and the many opportunities to participate,
have fun and give back. 
For more information and to RSVP,
or call 216-875-7776.
Thank you



 NAMIWalks is turning Sweet 16.
Join the area’s largest mental health event:

 NAMIWalks 2018 – Saturday, September 15

Upper Edgewater Park – Cleveland, Ohio
When you walk with us, you join the movement to increase awareness of mental illness and raise funds for our mission to help your family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, teammates right here
in Greater Cleveland.

  Premier Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors:

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
Benesch Friedlander
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Buckeye Health
Daugherty Construction
Highland Springs
Kaufman Container
Magnolia Clubhouse
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center


NAMI Greater Cleveland Free Education Programs

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

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Next class:TBD

BASICS For Parents and Caregivers of children 18 and younger.
Next class:TBD

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Next class:TBD

If you’d like to be contacted when future classes are scheduled call or email Terri Miller at 216-875-7776 or and provide your name, address, phone # and class you are interested in.

May 15th – July 17th, Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Open Door Baptist Church
8215 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44104
July 11th – Sept. 5th, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Nexus Medical
Signature Square – 25201 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122
October – December, Fridays (Dates to Be Announced) , 1 to 3 pm
Veterans Administration PRRC
7000 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106
This is a course for people who have a mental illness disorder and are interested in learning more about mental illness and maintaining wellness. We cover topics that help us with living life.The Course is mentored by people with lived experience.
Registration Required.
To Register: Contact Becky Fela 216-875-7776 or


Lori Vick Talks about Suicide and the Adam-Amanda
Mental Health Rehabilitation Center

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

May 9, 2018

April 2, 2018 | By Sarah Boden

At the offices of Pittsburgh’s Creative Nonfiction Foundation in Garfield, high schoolers experiment with writing in the style of a storied American literary institution—The Onion, a satirical online newspaper.

Facilitator Yona Harvey, an assistant creative writing professor at the University of Pittsburgh, read an article titled “Woman Apologizes to Therapist for Monopolizing Conversation.”

“Acknowledging that she had self-centeredly done almost all of the talking, area woman Rebecca Walsh apologized to her therapist Read More

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