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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.

NAMI Greater Cleveland
Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 10 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn – Independence 

Presenting Sponsor:  Peg’s Foundation
  Friend or Phone: How Does Social Media Affect Your Mental Health?   

Dr. Erum Ahmad, Chief Fellow, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
University Hospitals of Cleveland Medical Center, and a member of our Board of Directors.

Dr. Joseph Austerman, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
for the Cleveland Clinic
Dr. John Hertzer, Division Chief, Psychiatry, at University Hospitals
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Dr. Andrew Hunt, Director of the Transitional Youth Initiative
at University Hospitals

 Awards Ceremony
 NAMI GC is honored to recognize the 
following for their outstanding efforts
on behalf of mental illness in 2017:

Larry Hiller: The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award
Judith Banks: Mental Health Family Caregiver Award
The Honorable Emanuella Groves, Cleveland Municipal Court:
Valeria A. Harper Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award
Dr. Leopoldo Pozuelo, Cleveland Clinic: Mental Health Provider Award
Life Exchange Center: Eugene Brudno Memorial Organization Award 
Bay Village High School: Teen Mental Health Award
Dymphna O’Neill and Sean Schuler:
Inaugural Crisis Intervention Team Officer Award


Sponsorship Opportunities. Click here for more information.
Questions? Contact Lisa Dellafiora at 216-875-0266 or

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 pm
Tower City Cinemas

Suicide: The Ripple Effect 
Sponsored Highland Springs Hospital.

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive.
Tickets must be purchased ahead of time online at
Please note that tickets will not be sold at Tower City Cinemas before the movie.

Arrive early. Highland Springs will be hosting a basket raffle with the proceeds benefiting NAMI GC.


 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.

  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
Buckeye Health
Daugherty Construction
Highland Springs
Kaufman Container
Magnolia Clubhouse
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center


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.
Next class:TBD

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS 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 and provide your name, address, phone # and class you are interested in.

April 6th – June 8th, Fridays, 1 to 3 pm
Veterans Administration PRRC
7000 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106
May 1st – July 3rd, Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Open Door Baptist Church
8215 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44104
July 11th – Sept. 5th, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Nexus Medical
Signature Square – 25201 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122
October – December, Fridays (Dates to Be Announced) , 1 to 3 pm
Veterans Administration PRRC
7000 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106
This is a course for people who have a mental illness disorder and are interested in learning more about mental illness and maintaining wellness. We cover topics that help us with living life.The Course is mentored by people with lived experience.
Registration Required
To Register: Contact Becky Fela 216-875-7776 or


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