NAMI was established in 1979 for mental health clients and their families as a self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy to anyone affected by persistent biologically based brain disorders.
Contact: Pete Floyd, President at 937-750-1702
NAMI is a place where families can go and feel empathy and understanding about stigmatized disorders of the brain. People won’t feel isolated or helpless; they can begin to feel empowered once they realize they are not alone in this illness and they have the freedom to express themselves without fear of judgement. People that utilize NAMI realize that they are not dysfunctional families, but rather families facing serious health issues that require patience, understanding, and self-care.
NAMI CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS:
- Family-to-Family Education Program- free 12 week course for family members of persons with mental illness. Contact Bill Heitman, 937-631-9598 if interested.
- Family-to-Family Support Group- Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month; for more information call Pete Floyd, 937-750-1702.
- NAMI Basics Family Support Group- a program for families who have children with mental health needs. Angela Schoepflin is the Children’s Program Coordinator, to contact her: 614-224-2700 or 800-686-2646.
- Depression, Mood and Anxiety Support Group- meets each Wednesday. Bellefontaine location: 440 St. Paris St. 10-11:30am. Urbana location: 827 Scioto Street 1:30-2:30pm.
- NAMI/LC Board meetings- 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30pm. Meeting held at the Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Board Office @ 1521 N. Detroit Street, West Liberty, Ohio 43357. All mental health clients, families, providers and interested parties are invited to attend!