Thank you for supporting NAMIWalks 2019!

September 19, 2019

          Thank you to everyone who has supported NAMIWalks 2019. It was a spectacular day, as we transformed Upper Edgewater Park into a stigma-free zone where more than 1,000 people raised awareness for mental health treatment and recovery and raised money for NAMI Greater Cleveland programs. As you can see from our […]

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Ohio psychiatric crisis services get $21 million more in state funding

September 10, 2019

By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer Cleveland.com https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/09/ohio-psychiatric-crisis-services-get-21-million-more-in-state-funding.html CLEVELAND, Ohio – Matt Smith was experiencing homelessness before he went to the Stella Maris substance abuse treatment center. “I didn’t know what to do, and they helped me,” said Smith, who was addicted to opiates and had strained relationships with his family. Now, Smith is involved in the […]

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

August 27, 2019

NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal access […]

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Amber Robinson joins our staff

August 21, 2019

NAMI GC Welcomes New Helpline Coordinator. Allow us to introduce our new Helpline Coordinator, Amber Robinson.  Amber is responsible for information and referrals, along with other duties.  Amber replaces Kari Kepic, who transitioned to the position of Peer Support Specialist earlier this year.  Before coming to NAMI GC, Amber worked over three years as a […]

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The Dangers of Linking Gun Violence and Mental Illness

August 7, 2019

By Megan L. Ranney and Jessica Gold Time https://time.com/5645747/gun-violence-mental-illness/ After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it so many times. Familiarity and repetition can overcome rationality, a phenomenon psychologists call the “illusory truth effect.” In a 24-hour period during […]

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The Reason Anxious People Often Have Allergies

July 10, 2019

By Olga Khazan The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/07/allergies-anxiety/593572/ A few years ago, Maya Nanda began noticing a strange pattern among her patients. A pediatric allergist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center at the time, Nanda treated children who had reactions to everything from pollen to pets, and she realized that kids with severe allergies also seemed to […]

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