NAMI Greater Cleveland

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.


The NAMI Greater Cleveland Office will be closed on Monday,
January 21st, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Day

NAMI GC is currently accepting nominations for honorees who will be recognized at our Annual Meeting in May 2019. Click here to review a description for each award and the instructions on how to submit a nomination. Nominations are due by the close of business on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. For more information, contact Lisa at 216-875-0266 or


NAMI GC Announces New Executive Director

It is with great pleasure we announce Christina “Chris” Mignogna as the new Executive Director of NAMI Greater Cleveland.

Chris has been a volunteer with NAMI for a number of years and an advocate for mental health in her personal and professional life. Chris holds a Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University and is currently on their alumni board. She brings her knowledge of mental health, organizational development and fundraising to NAMI.

Chris’ former position was in the private sector, most recently as a Senior Account Executive for Beacon Health Options. There she developed award-winning programs around health and wellness and worked closely with a clinical team of counselors and social workers to deliver employee assistance benefits and services at many Fortune 500 organizations.

Chris is from the Cleveland area, where she and her husband Steve raised three children and participated in supporting their community.

In the coming months, Chris is looking forward to meeting everyone involved with NAMI GC.


The Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force Treatment and Recovery Subcommittee
is conducting a short, four-question survey for those with a loved one suffering from addiction. Survey results will help shape the subcommittee’s strategy for its
2019 Initiative: Empowering Families.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey or share it with someone you  know. Thank you for your participation. Click here to complete the survey.


On Saturday December 15th, the Lambda Phi Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) chapter presented NAMI GC with a check for $1000 they raised at their SWAG Walk last summer. For the last four years NAMI National and the AKA’S have partnered to increase awareness of mental illness throughout the country. In July, that partnership ended but NAMI Greater Cleveland has forged a great relationship with both the Lambda Phi Omega and Alpha Omega Chapter AKA chapters. We greatly appreciate their support!


Cleveland Browns Offensive Lineman Chris Hubbard (#74)
wore NAMI-themed cleats during the
 December 2nd Browns Game
to help raise awareness of mental illness as part of the

NFL’s My Cleats, My Cause 

Many thanks to Chris for supporting NAMI
and those affected by mental illness


*New Senior Support Group*
Parma  – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2 – 3 pm

Parma Care Center – 2nd Floor., Conference room
5553 Broadview Road, Parma 44134


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:2019

BASICS For Parents and Caregivers of children 18 and younger.
Next class:2019

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Next class:2019

PEER-TO-PEER CLASS  For individuals living with mental illness.
Next class:2019
 Registration Required. To register contact Kari Kepic at 216-875-7776 or

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

January 14, 2019
By Jim Irion | Nov. 01, 2018

I take my mental health advocacy very seriously. I know firsthand how important progress towards acceptance is. Unfortunately, I also know how it feels to be discriminated against both for my mental illness and as an advocate: miserable, threatened, defeated, paranoid, or that I shouldn’t be advocating at all. Just a series of nasty remarks can have demoralizing effects lasting for months or more, not to mention the risk of damage to your Read More
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