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NAMI Greater Cleveland

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

 

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We’re in this Together: Integrating Mental Health & Addictive Services.

Conference
Join us for NAMI Greater Cleveland second annual conference. The Conference will address dual diagnosis; co-occuring mental illness and substance abuse.
Friday, May 5, 2017
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday Inn-Independence, OH
5.0 CEUs available for social workers/counseling, nurses and chemical dependency counselors.
Conference Fee includes the Annual Meeting Luncheon.
2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Our Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony will be folded into the conference.  Our guest speaker is State Representative Marlene Anielski of the 6th Ohio House District. State Representative Marlene Anielski is currently serving her fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 6th House District, which includes portions of southeastern Cuyahoga County.
2017 Honorees

Those being recognized for their outstanding achievement in promoting and providing mental health services in 2016 are:

The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award: Michael Trzcinski 
Mental Health Family/Caregiver Award: John and Pat Chapman 
Mental Health Provider Award: Dr. Sue Marasco, Director of the Education Resource Center, May Dugan Center 
Eugene Brudno Memorial Organization Award: The Centers for Families and Children 
Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award: Yesh Tikvah
Mental Health Teen Award: Annella Fernandez
Mental Health Innovator Award: Katherine Proehl, DNP, PMHCNS-BC 
The Centers for Families and Children
Lifetime Achievement Award: William M. Denihan, Chief Executive Officer

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SAVE THE DATE for the NAMIWalks Kick-Off Luncheon, Wed., July 12th. 2017

SAVE THE DATE for the 2017 NAMIWalks, Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Community Education Night

Overview of Psychiatric Medications
March 29, 2017 6:30 – 8 p.m

Erum Ahmad, MD and Grace Pinto Britton, MD
of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Drs. Ahmad and Britton will provide an overview of Psychiatric Medications
used to treat major mental illnesses.

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, 2012 W. 25th St., 6th Flr, Cleveland 44113
Program is free, but registration is requested.
For more information or to register, call 216-875-7776
or email Ellen Riehm – eriehm@namicleveland.org
Refreshments will be served.
Free parking is available in the lot behind the building, on W. 26 St.
Please note: Front door is locked at 5:00 p.m. Enter building through
rear entrance, located off the parking lot on W. 26th Street

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NAMI Greater Cleveland is pleased to be a
Community Partner for the
 documentary
I Am Another You 
at the
41st Annual Cleveland International Film Festival
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:10 PM
Tower City Cinema
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:40 PM

Tower City Cinema

When director Nanfu Wang moves to the U.S., a birthday trip to Florida leads her to a chance encounter with a life-changing drifter. Intrigued by his livelihood of chosen homelessness, she accompanies 22-year-old Dylan on the streets to experience eating from the garbage, sleeping in the park, and observing complete strangers’ fascination with Dylan’s mission and unprompted willingness to give him a helping hand Click here for more information on the film

Use the Ticket Discount Code; NAMI for $2.00 off any CIFF41 ticket purchase.
Online: Use the code NAMI when purchasing tickets at www.clevelandfilm.org (available 24 hours a day).
Phone: Use the code NAMI when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456).
In-person: Use the code NAMI at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby.
This discount is good for $2 off any standard Cleveland International Film Festival screening.

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For information and registration click here

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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

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

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

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    6906 W. Pleasant Valley Road
    Parma 44129 

Registration is required. Contact Terri Miller at tmiller@namicleveland.org or 216-875-7776 for more information or to register.

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS
For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Next class: TBD
PEER-TO-PEER CLASS
Recovery program for persons with mental illness.
Next class:
  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    ADAMHS Board.
    2012 W. 25th Street, 6th floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Registration is required. Contact Becky Fela at bfela@namicleveland.org or 216-875-7776 for more information or to register.

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

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Mujer Latino

GRUPO VIDA

We invite you to participate in a confidential Spanish-speaking support group for Latinas. Learn with fellow Latinas about emotional health, coping skills, stress management, relationships, change strategies, and more, in a culturally-sensitive environment!
When:

  • 1st Friday of the month beginning Jan. 6, 2017,  9:30-11:00 am
    ESPERANZA, 3104 W25th St., 2nd floor
    Cleveland, OH 44109
    Parking lot entrance on Clark Ave., off of W. 25th St.

** Refreshments will be provided**

Group Facilitator: Gabriela Sehinkman, LISW-S
To register, please call Gabriela Sehinkman at 216 410-2832.

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NAMI Greater Cleveland Book Club

This book club is for anyone with an interest in mental health/illness. We will be reading classic and popular books that in some way have something to do with mental health/illness. The story-lines and characters may or may not be diagnosed as having a mental illness.

For more information about the NAMI GC Book Club
contact Beth at betheler@att.net

March 19 ‘Postcards from the Edge’ by Carrie Fisher

April – no meeting due to holidays

May 21- ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr

June 18(father’s day ) – ‘A Man Called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman

July 16 – ‘The Pleasure of My Company’ by Steve Martin

August 20 – ‘The Glass Castle’ by Jeannette Walls


In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

March 1, 2017

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017

“You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under my bare feet was strangely comforting compared to what our family was really going through. We were living with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder.

Psychiatrists don’t know enough about how to help families in this situation. I should know—I’m a psychiatrist myself. When mental illness hit my home, Read More

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