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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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Saturday, September 16th 
Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland 44102

9 a.m. – Registration and Children’s Activities
9:30 a.m. – Line dancing
10 a.m. – 2.5 mile walk
No entry fee

For more information go to the NAMIWalks website,
call 216-875-0266 or email ldellafiora@namicleveland.org

NAMIWalks Kick-Off Luncheon, Wed., July 12th. 2017
Danielle Serino, Mistress of Ceremonies;
CCC Community Room
2500 East 22nd St., Cleveland, 44115

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Thank you to the sponsors, participants and planning committee
for making our 2nd Annual Conference a great success.
We’re in this Together: Integrating Mental Health & Addictive Services.

2017 conference logo Conference handouts

Platinum Sponsor: 
Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation (1)

Silver Sponsor: Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Bronze Sponsor:  Rose Hill Center

Thank you to our Annual Meeting Sponsors:

Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation (1)

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Community Education Night

June 28th, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Topic: Mood Disorders
Speaker: Dr. John Heather, MD
Dr. Heather will be here to answer your questions about Bipolar Disorder and Depression.
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
2012 W. 25th St., #600, Cleveland, OH 44113

Program is free, but registration is requested. For more information or to register, call 216-875-7776 or lkrull@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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Save the date: Wednesday, September 14th, 2017
Topic: Child and  Adolescent Anxiety
Speaker: Bob Schuppel, LPCC-S
Details available soon

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Thank you to Erum Ahmad, MD and Grace Pinto Britton, MD
of University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center
for their March 29th presentation:

Overview of Psychiatric Medications Program Handout

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NEW! Chagrin Falls – 4th Wednesday of the Month, 8:30 to 9:30 P.M.
NAMI Poets’ Group
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
6295 Chagrin River Road, 44022
(Entrance at back side of church)
After the Chagrin Falls Wellness Support Group 7 to 8:30

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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

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
PEER-TO-PEER CLASS
Recovery program for persons with mental illness.
Next class: 
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    6906 West Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma 44129
  • August – Eastside TBD

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   9:30-11 a.m.
    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

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

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Lori Vick Talks about Suicide and the Adam-Amanda
Mental Health Rehabilitation Center


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June 6, 2017

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