Events

32nd Annual Healing After Suicide Loss Conferences Recorded Webinars

Aug 11, 2020 - Aug 11, 2021

32nd Annual Healing After Suicide Loss Conference

Connecting Paths: Foundation and Growth After Suicide Loss 

 To view this Free Video Conference Recording click on this link: 

https://www.aasconference.org/healing-after-suicide-loss

Suicide in Ohio: Conversations

Dec 10, 2020 - Dec 10, 2021

Ohio's Voice for Suicide Prevention have partnered with Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and others to create these four-part video series on suicide prevention.

These videos will give a closer look into the mental health crisis and impact it has on our state. We are hoping these personal stories will help raise awareness and prevent future deaths. We will also discuss the effects COVID-19 has had on Ohioans, and ways to get help if you are struggling.

Click here to view videos

NAMI Family to Family

Jan 5, 2021 - Mar 15, 2021

What Is NAMI Family-To-Family?

NAMI Family-to-Family is a no-cost 8-week course for family, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with mental illness. Please note: if you believe you may have to miss more than one of the classes, you may consider waiting for a later offering of the class so as not to miss too much material. 

The course is taught by trained family members who also have loved ones living with mental illness. They get it. They know what you are going through. They’ve been there.

You’ll get current information about a range of mental illnesses. You’ll learn skills to help you better manage crises, communicate effectively with your loved one, and care for yourself.

Perhaps most importantly, you will gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey. There is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. The in-person group experience of NAMI Family-to-Family provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and community from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

Tell Me More About The Course

  • Meets weekly for 8 sessions. Each session is 2.5 hours.
  • Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA.

What Does The Course Include?

  • Current information about mental illness and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more.
  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence.
  • Information about the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery.
  • Guidance on gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person living with mental illness.
  • Presentations, interactive exercises, and group discussions.
  • Lessons on acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse.
  • Focus on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress and emotional overload.
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and family mental health services within the community.
  • Information on advocacy initiatives
  • And more!

Questions? Call (513)351-3500


Tuesdays
, January 5 to February 23, 2021  6:30-9:00PM Click Here to Register

Mondays, January 25 through March 15, 2021 6:30-9:00PM Click Here to Register

NAMI Peer to Peer

Feb 2, 2021 - Mar 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What Is NAMI Peer-To-Peer?

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an 8-session educational program for adults living with a mental health condition or mental illness. Each session is a combination of lecture and interactive exercises and closes with mindfulness practices. Each session builds on the previous one, so attending each meeting is strongly encouraged.

What You’ll Gain:

  • An advance directive
  • A relapse prevention plan to help identify telltale feelings, thoughts, behaviors or events that may warn of impending relapse
  • Mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking
  • Survival skills for working with providers and the general public
  • Up-to-date information about mental illness and mental health
  • Learn how to access resources to help with your recovery

Tell Me More About The Course

  • Registration is required
  • No cost to attend or register
  • Meets for two hours weekly for 8 weeks.
  • Is led by trained NAMI Program Leaders who are in recovery from a mental health condition
  • Follows a structured format in a relaxed and confidential setting.

What Else Does The Course Include?

  • Information about the challenges and benefits of medication.
  • Discussion about stigma, mental illness as traumatic experiences, and not blaming yourself or others for mental illness.
  • Guidance on how to survive a hospital stay.
  • Accounts of wisdom and strength, hope and joy.
  • And more…

Questions? Call (513)351-3500