NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness
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NAMI Greater Cleveland provides free support, education, advocacy and
resources for individuals with mental illness and their family members.

 NAMI Greater Cleveland's 2015
Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
presented by
Community West Foundation

**The date for NAMI Greater Cleveland's Annual Meeting**
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and Awards Ceremony has been changed to Monday, April 27
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Our Keynote Speaker: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown received an invitation
to attend an event at the White House on our original date (Monday, April 20).  

 
Monday, April 27, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Windows on the River
200 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, OH

CLICK HERE TO RSVP 
Or call 216-875-0266

The awards ceremeony will recognize Individuals, Organizations, and Providers
for outstanding achievement in promoting and providing mental health services for
individuals, families, and organizations in the year 2014.

  • The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award - Jai Menon
  • Mental Health Family/Caregiver Award - Anne McCabe
  • Cultural Competance in Mental Health Award - Cynthia Cekanski, CommuniCare
  • Mental Health Provider Award - Roberta Taliaferro, May Dugan Center
  • Eugene Brudno Memorial Provider Award - Cuyahoga County Adult Probation
    Department's Mental Healthand Developmental Disabilities Department

Presenting Sponsor

Community West Foundation 

 

Gold Sponsors

CommuniCare

Connections: Health*Wellness*Advocacy

University Hospitals

 

Bronze Sponsors

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland

Psychological & Behavioral Consultants

 

Contributing Sponsors

Lilly

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NAMIWalks 2015

PRESENTED BY THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th, 2015
 
AT EDGEWATER PARK, CLEVELAND

Register at www.namiwalks.org/greatercleveland
Proceeds benefit NAMI Greater Cleveland programs

Learn more at our Kick-Off Luncheon
Wednesday, June 24, 11:30 - 1 p.m.
 
Slovenian National Home
Contact Lisa Dellafiora for more information at
ldellafiora@namicleveland.org 
or 216-875-0266


NAMIWalks 2014 Raised $130,807!
Thanks to our 2014 Team Captains,
Walkers, Sponsors and Donors,
NAMI Greater Cleveland was able to:

 Answer 2,421 calls on our helpline.
 Offer educational classes such as Family-to-Family,
Understanding Mental Illness and Basics for 75 family members. 
Visit 916 patients in the psychiatric floors at area hospitals through
our Hospital Network Program. Add VIDA, a six-week, Spanish language
educational program for Latina women with depression and anxiety. 
Expand its programming to better serve minority populations. 
Host 18 support groups for 1,377 peers and family members
throughout Cuyahoga County.  Offer community information programs. 
Maintain our website: 12,843 visits in 2014

NAMI GREATER CLEVELAND WAS NAMED
OUTSTANDING AFFILIATE FOR 2014

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NAMI GC Board Members, volunteers and staff attended the
2014 National Convention in Washington DC to accept the award.


The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act 
was named in honor of Clay Hunt a Marine who served our country honorably. 
This law will help provide necessary reforms, accountability, and community mental
health access for service members and veterans.

Clay dedicated himself to helping others.  We hope this law will continue
his efforts an  important step in addressing the mental health of our
veterans and service members. For more of Clay's story or to
learn more about the SAV Act click here 

EVENTS

Community Education Programs

May, 19, 2015, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

ASK the EXPERTS
for 
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Co-sponsored with Connecting for Kids

Join a panel of mental health professionals and parents including
Dr. Hertzer, M.D., University Hospitals and Dr. Lee, PhD, Cleveland Clinic to discuss issues in children's mental health, including the safety of medication for behaviors.

Your child does not need a formal diagnosis to benefit from this discussion.

This program is free and available
to the public.

Westlake Porter Library, Porter Room
27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
Click here for Adult registration

 Child care is free and available on a first come, first served basis.  To register for childcare, click here.


Good News!

As of September 2014, Community Education Night programs will be videotaped and posted to the Community Events page. 

Click here to view the video archives.


Thank you to
 Darryl Haase, NAMI Speaker Bureau and IOOV presenter  for his work videotaping and then editing these programs for all to view.

 

EDUCATION

FOR FAMILIES OR CAREGIVERS 


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Family-to-Family: 
NAMI's 12-week Signature Education Course for families or friends of individuals living with mental illness. 

This program is free. To find out when the next class will be held, call the NAMI Office, 216-875-7776 or email tmiller@namicleveland.org


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NAMI Basics: 
6 week NAMI Signature
Education Course for parents
and caregivers of a child with 
mental illness.

This program is free. To find out when the next class will be held, call the NAMI Office, 216-875-7776 or email tmiller@namicleveland.org



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Understanding Mental Illness
5 week Support/Educational course for families/friends of individual(s) coping with mental illness, including information for families of veterans. The next session begins on: 

This program is free. To find out when the next class will be held, call the NAMI Office, 216-875-7776 or email tmiller@namicleveland.org


FOR PEERS

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NAMI Peer-to Peer Education/Recovery 
A 10 Week course for persons with a mental illness seeking wellness,
 This Signature Education Course,
is presented by trained "mentors"
or peer teachers.

Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.
Louis Stokes Cleveland
VAMC Cares Tower - East Blvd.

Thursdays, April 16 - June 18, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Pointe Hospital

Thursdays, June 18 - August 20, 2015
2 - 4 p.m.
ADAMHS Board

Tuesday's, Sept. 1 - Nov. 3, 2015 
2 - 4 p.m.
Veterans Administration PRRC

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call the NAMI Office,
216-875-7776 or emai
bfela@namicleveland.org 


For additional information about all of the NAMI Education Programs 
click here

 

MULTICULTURAL OUTREACH

 

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 NAMI GC Multicultural Outreach
See the Multicultural Outreach page for
more information.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS


NAMI Greater Cleveland offers  Support Groups throughout Cuyahoga County.
 

We offer Wellness Support Groups for
Peers(individuals living with mental illness)
& Family/Caregivers Support Groups.
Some specialty groups include: Spousal,
Young Families, ADHD for teens and Adults,
Dual Diagnosis, Women's Empowerment, Spiritual, Art Journaling, Hispanic  and
Mind, Body and Spirit.

See the Support Group page 
for a list of all our groups. 


Major support for NAMI Greater Cleveland
comes from the following organizations:
 
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
CareSource Foundation
George W. Codrington Foundation
Community Shares of Greater Cleveland
Community West Foundation
Genentech
Honor Project Trust
Janssen
Jewish Federation of Cleveland (Selected Donors)
Frank Hadley and Cornelia Root Ginn Charitable Trust
Lilly
Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
NAMI (National) - Sharing Hope Project
PNC Charitable Trusts (Edwin Northrup II Fund)
Ridgecliff Foundation
Stolier Foundation

 

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 2012 West 25th Street #600    Cleveland, Ohio 44113  
216-875-7776 Fax 216-861-2574 
Office hours - Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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