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.

We’ve moved!
The NAMI Greater Cleveland office

is now on the 7th Floor of the United Bank Building .

*All visitors must go to the 6th floor,
sign in and notify the guard you would like to visit the NAMI GC office.
Please do not come directly to the 7th floor. 

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.

In the coming months, Chris is looking forward to meeting everyone involved with NAMI GC.

 NAMI GC’s Event Planning Intern needed

Are you creative, energetic, detail-oriented?
Want to make a difference with a great organization?
Consider applying for NAMI GC’s Event Planning Internship.
Click here to review the job description, and learn about the application process.

The City Club of Cleveland

ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation
Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., MPH
Surgeon General, State of California, Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness,

Over the last several years, healthcare providers and researchers are exploring the link between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and physical health, mental health, and addiction.
More information/purchase tickets

Global Center for Health Innovation Atrium Ballroom
1 St. Clair Avenue NE Cleveland, OH 44114

Can’t make it? Watch LIVE online at

NAMI GC is pleased to be a Community Partner
for the film
Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story

at the 43rd Annual Cleveland International Film Festival.
In the world of professional sports no star athlete ever came back from a mental health disorder… until Ron Artest. With his selfless public revelation following his title clinching shot in the 2010 NBA championship, Artest opened the doors wide open for mental health awareness.

 Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8 pm at the Near West Theatre     
Friday, March 29, 2019, 1:50 pm at Tower City Cinemas

Click here for tickets and information
IMPORTANT: When ordering your tickets for Quiet Storm or any movie during the Film Festival, use the code NAMI, and save $1.

Connecting for Kids logo

Strategies for Managing Hyperactivity/Impulsivity in Children with ADHD
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm

Does your child struggle with impulsive behaviors? Does he or she act without thinking? Do impulsivity issues and ADHD wreak havoc on your child’s relationships and academics?

Join Dr. Kimberly Burkhart of University Hospitals to learn five behavior management strategies you can use to modify your child’s behaviors at home. She will also teach you strategies that your child can use to manage his or her own behaviors. In addition, Dr. Burkhart will identify five classroom strategies that you can request to help minimize the impact of ADHD on academic performance. There will be time at the end of the program for questions so families can ask about their specific situations.

To register click here
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145 

Connecting for Kids and NAMI Greater Cleveland collaboration


Trail Ride and Basket Raffle

NAMI Greater Cleveland

Hosted by Outback Stables – 164 Eastland Rd., Berea,OH 44017

Saturday, May 18, 2019
(Rain date: June 29th)

Registration at 9 a.m. Ride steps off at 10 a.m.
To register, click here 

For more information call Lynn – (216) 744-0282 or
go to Facebook – Saddle Up for Wellness


On Saturday December 15th, the Lambda Phi Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) chapter presented NAMI GC with a check for $1000 they raised at their SWAG Walk last summer. For the last four years NAMI National and the AKA’S have partnered to increase awareness of mental illness throughout the country. In July, that partnership ended but NAMI Greater Cleveland has forged a great relationship with both the Lambda Phi Omega and Alpha Omega Chapter AKA chapters. We greatly appreciate their support!

*New Senior Support Group*
Parma  – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2 – 3 pm

Parma Care Center – 2nd Floor., Conference room
5553 Broadview Road, Parma 44134


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.

BASICS For Parents and Caregivers of children 18 and younger.
Thursday, April 11, 2019,
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in Cleveland, 44113.

The course is free of charge, but registration is necessary. To reserve a space or if you have questions, please contact Kari Kepic at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller at

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.

For information on attending one of the above classes contact Kari Kepic at 216-875-7776 or

PEER-TO-PEER CLASS  For individuals living with mental illness.

For information on attending the Peer-To-Peer class contact Alberto Martir at 216-875-7776 or

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

February 26, 2019

(WSAW) — Ask anyone with a mental illness like depression or anxiety, and they’ll tell you how much of a struggle it can be, especially since the symptoms don’t push the pause button the minute you walk out the door.

“Mental health will be with you day in and day out,” said Judy Lemke, a licensed professional counselor at Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau. “There is no shame in saying I have a medical condition and I need help.”

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