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 www.namiwalks.org/greatercleveland. 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Free Classes for Family/Caregivers and Peers. For full class descriptions – click here
FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASSFor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BASICSFor 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, email@example.com
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESSFor family/caregivers of someone with mental illness. Next class:TBD
PEER-TO-PEER CLASSFor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, May 11th, the Terminal Tower was lit green to honor Mental Health Awareness month. Thank you Lambda Phi OmegaAKA Chapter for arranging this!
A majority of young adults with severe mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar 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