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.


May is Mental Health Month!


Our thanks to NAMI Ohio for awarding a $5,000 grant to NAMI GC for the purpose of increasing our visibility in the community.
The grant allowed us to produce 15-second ad that will appear 55 times on WKYC-TV Channel 3 between 5 am and 7 am during the month of May.
Be sure to tune into Channel 3 to view our ad!


NAMI GC Job openings:



NAMI Greater Cleveland Annual Meeting SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 23 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Keynote Address
Self-Care: Are you Following the Yellow Brick Road?
RITA ABDALLAH, LISW-S, LCSW-C, ACSW 
Turning Point Services, Ltd.
REGISTRATION

Gold Sponsor
Highland Springs Hospital

Silver Sponsor
Margaret Chesler
The Epstein/Gawry/Levine Family

Bronze Sponsor
Southwest General Medical Center

During The Awards Ceremony NAMI GC will recognize the following for their outstanding efforts on behalf of mental illness in 2018.
Click here for list of Recipients
Holiday Inn Independence
6001 Rockside Rd,
Independence, Ohio 44131
Sponsorship Opportunities Available


 

 

SAVE the DATE for NAMIWalks 2019 –
Saturday, September 14 – Upper Edgewater Park

Funds raised through NAMIWalks allow NAMIWalks Greater Cleveland to provide free resources such as education, support, and referrals to people affected by mental illness. These resources, along with medical protocols, allow both peers and their family members to channel their inner superpowers. With education, support, and information, they begin to understand diagnoses and treatments, learn new communication skills, identify community resources, and realize they are not alone. For many, this is the first step on their path to gain resilience, gather strength, and summon the courage to overcome what they once perceived as insurmountable obstacles. 

Interested in walking?  Want to volunteer?  Need more information?
Contact Lisa at 216-875-0266 or ldellafiora@namicleveland.org 


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.

 


 

    Friday, June 28, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

The Spread of Suicide Contagion and Possible Ways to Contain It
Madelyn S. Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Use the code NAMI19 for 20% off nonmember tickets and nonprofit tables.
For more information or to purchase ticket click here.

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114


 

Take me out to the Ballgame…..July 18th

 Cleveland Indians Mental Health Awareness Night

click here for information and tickets

 


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.

Registration is necessary. For more information or to reserve a space please contact Kari Kepic, Peer Support Specialist, at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller, Family and Peer Program Coordinator at tmiller@namicleveland.org


BASICS For Parents and Caregivers of children 18 and younger.

Registration is necessary. For more information or to reserve a space please contact Kari Kepic, Peer Support Specialist, at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller, Family and Peer Program Coordinator at tmiller@namicleveland.org


 

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS For family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Three week course: May 28, June 4th and June 11th.
Time:6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Westlake 44145
Registration is necessary.For more information or to reserve a space please contact Kari Kepic, Peer Support Specialist, at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller, Family and Peer Program Coordinator, at tmiller@namicleveland.org


PEER-TO-PEER CLASS  For individuals living with mental illness.
Course begins: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Beachwood 44122
Registration is necessary.For more information or to reserve a space please contact Kari Kepic, Peer Support Specialist, at 216-875-7776 or Terri Miller, Family and Peer Program Coordinator, at tmiller@namicleveland.org


If you would like us to contact you when future classes are scheduled, call the NAMI office at 216-875-7776 or email Terri Miller at tmiller@namicleveland.org

In The News: NAMI Greater Cleveland

May 2, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A MetroHealth initiative helping people with severe mental health diagnoses and criminal convictions get back on track is proving effective in keeping participants out of jail, data shows.

The Wellness Reentry Assistance Program launched in 2013, identifies Cuyahoga County jail inmates with serious mental health conditions and provides mental and primary health care, as well as for the 30- to Read More

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