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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 is pleased to be a Community Partner
at the 42nd Annual Cleveland International Film Festival 
for the documentary
The S Word
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 4:15 PM
followed by a FilmForum
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 1:45 PM
at Tower City Cinemas
Tower City Center 230 W. Huron Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44113

It seems we often only hear about suicide after it has happened. But what about those who attempt it and survive? What becomes of them? These questions piqued the interest of director Lisa Klein, who explores the topic in her documentary THE S WORD. Learn more

Tickets are not on sale to the General Public until March 23rd, 2018
$14.00 for CIFF Members and $16.00 for Non CIFF-Members.
Use the promo code NAMI and receive $2 off your ticket price
for any film at the Cleveland International Film Festival

CIFF Information

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?   

Panel discussion


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

During the 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:
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

 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.


Media Sponsor


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, Mondays, 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


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

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