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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.


 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.

NAMIWalks Unveils 2018 Recognition Items – Earn great prizes by fundraising for NAMIWalks

With the exception of the T-shirt, which is awarded on Walk Day, recognition gifts will be mailed to qualifying participants after the Walk. Start earning your prizes today. To register for NAMIWalks 2018, to go For more information contact Lisa at 216-875-0266.

NAMIWalks Announces Team Captain Challenge

1. Recruit 10 Team Members (you + 9 others)
2. Raise $1000 as a Team (hint: $100 per person)
3. Do this by Friday, August 17 (4 weeks before Walk Day)

Do all of the above and a NAMIWalks Team Captain Ballcap will be shipped directly to you, for you to wear on Walk Day: Saturday, September 15.

Questions about NAMIWalks? Contact Lisa Dellafiora at 216-875-0266 or

NAMIWalks Sponsorship Opportunities
There are many ways companies and organizations can partner with NAMIWalks to help build better lives for families and individuals in Greater Cleveland affected by mental illness. Click here to learn more.


  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
NEXIS Medical Offices
Old Stone Church

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Southwest General Health Center
Senator Bob and Mary Spada
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and Optum Health

VNA of Ohio


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


Community Education Night

Solutions to Anger and Defiance
Dr. Nora McNamara and Dr. Solomon Zaraa,
of University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center

Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake 44145

Is your child prone to aggression and frequent outbursts? Does he or she have a tendency to argue and ignore requests? Are you looking for evidence-based answers for these disruptive behaviors? This program, for families of elementary-aged children, will explore the reasons behind your child’s anger and defiance and discuss ways to create a calmer home through Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model (CPS). Join Dr. McNamara and Dr. Zaraa, as they answer questions from the audience about diagnoses, medications and CPS. This program cosponsored by Connecting for Kids.

Program registration 
Limited childcare available, registration required.
Child Care Registration


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.
Starts:August 22, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm
Lakewood Presbyterian Church
14502 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, 44107
Registration Required. To register contact Kari Kepic at 216-875-7776 or

BASICS For Parents and Caregivers of children 18 and younger.
Starts:September 5, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm
Calvary Lutheran Church
6906 W. Pleasant Velley Rd., Parma, 44129
Registration Required.To register contact Kari Kepic at 216-875-7776, 

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

PEER-TO-PEER CLASS  For individuals living with mental illness.
Starts October 5th, Fridays, 1 to 3 pm
Veterans Administration PRRC 
7000 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, 44106
 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

August 7, 2018

July 31, 2018 | By Traci Pedersen

A majority of young adults with severe mental illness, such as major depressionbipolar disorder or schizophrenia, consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study published in the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

For the study, researchers from Baylor University interviewed a racially diverse sample of 55 young adults (ages 18-25) with serious mental illness who had used crisis emergency services. Their findings suggest that religion is an important issue to Read More

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