NAMI Geauga County is the local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Our mission is to offer education, support, and advocacy to those affected by mental illness and to their families and friends. We hope to reduce stigmatization of these illnesses by providing factual information. Our website offers information about our services and links to other websites that may help provide information you may find helpful. Use the tabs above to learn more about our services.
On September 19th, 2013 Jim Adams, CEO of Geauga Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, spoke at our Fall Educational Speaker Meeting. Mr Adams discussed mental health services in Geauga County. Our next speaker meeting is at 6:30 pm on January 16th at 13244 Ravenna Rd. Chardon, OH 44024. Light refreshments are served before the meeting.
Please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 440-286-6264 to help us plan for seating and refreshments. As for all NAMI Geauga County programs, there is no charge.
The stigma associated with mental illness prevents many from obtaining much needed help, especially teens and young adults who struggle to fit in. America's broadcasters have launched a new campaign to eradicate the stigma of mental illness.
Join the conversation and support America's youth at OK2TALK.org.You can visit this Youtube link to see their recent PSA.
NAMI Geauga County
NAMI Geauga County's executive director, Michelle Doehring, was honored by the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services as mental health professional of the year at their annual recognition dinner on May 16, 2013.
Michelle was named executive director of the Mental Health Association in Geauga County's n 2006. She tirelessly worked to help form a NAMI affiliate in Geauga County. In 2007, after attending the first NAMI Family to Family Class held in Geauga County with support from the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, a number of Geauga County residents joined her fight and NAMI Geauga County was born with Michelle as our executive director. Our affiliate quickly took shape and in 2008 was named affiliate of the year by NAMI Ohio.
In September of 2013, Michelle stepped down as executive director of the Mental Health Association to focus her efforts as executive director of NAMI Geauga County.
We could not have become the affiliate we are today without Michelle and congratulate her on her much earned award.