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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

The NAMI Greater Cleveland Office will be closed on
Monday, November 12th, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day.


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.



First there was Black Friday.
Then there was Small Business Saturday.
And don’t forget about Cyber Monday.

Now there is #Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, harnessing the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity.

On Tuesday, November 27, consider helping those affected by mental illness (both the people living with the diagnoses and their family members).Make a contribution to NAMI Greater Cleveland’s Annual Fund. Your support ensures that our support groups, education programs, and Helpline remain free and available to all those who need them.


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.


NAMIWalks 2018 Surpasses Goal
Thank you to everyone who supported NAMIWalks 2018.
That includes our 42 Sponsors, 118 Team Captains, 1,019 Walkers, 1,643 Donors and 33 Volunteers!

Each of you was integral in helping us surpass our $140,000 goal and raise $158,201! As important your overwhelming support will provide support, education, advocacy and referral information for individuals affected by mental illness (both peers and their family members).

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

  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
Berea Window and Door
Karen & Ric Boggs
Buckeye Health
The Centers for Families and Children
Daugherty Construction
Highland Springs
David & Vivian Huffman
Kaufman Container

Magnolia Clubhouse
Murtis Taylor Human Services System
NEXIS Medical Offices
Old Stone Church
Rosie Palfy
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Signature Health
Southwest General Health Center
Senator Bob and Mary Spada
United Healthcare Community Plan and Optum Health
University Hospitals

VNA of Ohio



Community Education Night

Everyone Gets Anxious

December 10, 7 p.m.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake 44145

Day to day life is stressful. Winter weather, shorter days and Holiday stress can all add feelings of anxiety. Come and learn about anxiety – what it is; how it can help us; how it can hurt us; and how to manage it.
 To Register click here or call 440-250-5460


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


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

Thank you Lambda Phi Omega AKA Chapter for arranging this!


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

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

October 3, 2018
After contemplating suicide, one writer shares her struggles with depression and why she decided to live. I didn’t look like someone who was depressed. I was a straight-A student at Ohio University, I’d just joined a sorority, and I was working at a summer job I loved at a swimming pool in my hometown of Cuyahoga Falls. I was outgoing, involved and well-liked.I was also planning my own suicide.

In 2003, the summer before my sophomore year of college, I planned out Read More

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