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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
 by providing them with support, education, referral and advocacy.


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 $148,712! 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



Sunday, September 30
Plummertime Good Vibes Cookout

The Plum in tandem with Shacksbury Cider and Platform Brewery
Plummertime Good Vibes Cookout
a fundraiser for NAMI Greater Cleveland.
The event includes over 20 chefs from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Ferndale, MI
who will be grilling their specialties for guests.

For more information, contact The Plum at 216-938-8711.

Tickets are available via this link:
or through the Eventbrite APP.



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.
Next class:TBD

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

September 21, 2018
The brain is a complex organ, and mental illnesses are just as intricate. Doctors explain what to look for and how to manage each. It’s a harsh reality. Approximately one in five American adults experience mental illness each year, with one in 25 living with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

But there’s hope, says Dr. Joseph Calabrese, University Hospitals’ director of the mood disorders program.

“People who seek Read More

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