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First Annual NAMI Trick or Trot 5K

Dust off your your silliest, spookiest costumes and join us for the first annual NAMI Trick or Trot 5K run on October 31, 2015 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center!

Join us for our Halloween-themed race and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Run the 5K in your silliest, spookiest Halloween costume!
  • Train to run hard and fast – we will be chip timing the race!
  • Raise awareness and funds for NAMI’s programs and classes!
  • Bring your kids for a separate, child-friendly fun run!
  • Trick or Treat with us and enjoy live music from Leaving Arcadia at the end of the race!

Click here to register now!

Evening of Hope Annual Benefit 2015

“From Missionary Kid to the Supreme Court: Why I Became a Partner with NAMI!”

The Honorable Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Keynote Speaker

Join us for an evening of friends, food, art and music!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

  • 6:30 pm Hors d’Oeuvres and Cash Bar
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Program
  • Live music performed by jazz trio, 2nd Wind
  • Free parking

Ticket Information

  • $60 per ticket
  • $600 per table of 10
  • No ticket purchases available at the door.
  • No physical ticket required for entry – once registration is complete, your name will appear on our list of paid attendees.

In addition to our dinner this year, we will also be having a gift basket raffle and the artwork of the late Carol J. Mathews for purchase to benefit NAMI Southwest Ohio!

Click here to register!

 Evening of Hope benefits the NAMI programs and services that are offered at no cost throughout Southwest Ohio.

Family-to-Family Now Being Offered in Spanish

We’re very excited to announce that we’re offering a Spanish version of Family-to-Family this fall. The class will be facilitated by two Spanish-speaking family members and will be offered at Su Casa Hispanic Center beginning sometime in October 2015. There is no cost, but registration is required. Click here for more details and to register.

De Familia a Familia Se ofrece ahora en español

Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar la clase de Familia a Familia en español que comenzará en el otoño. La clase será dirigida por dos hispano hablantes quienes tienen un familiar con problemas mentales. El programa será ofrecido en el Centro Su Casa.

  • A partir de octubre 2015
  • Hora: 5:30 pm. a  8:00 pm
  • No hay costo alguno

Se requiere registrarse. Clic aquí


In The News: NAMI Southwest Ohio

April 30, 2015

Local Couple Creates Movie to Encourage Other Survivors of Suicide and to Promote Conversations about this Difficult Subject

David and Christi Eaton never expected to become advocates for suicide prevention. But following the death of Dave’s ex-wife by suicide and the subsequent death of their friends’ 20-year-old son also by suicide, David and Christi felt the need to do “something.”
What would that something be?
Enter Hope Bridge, a theater-quality, full-length movie that explores the aftermath of suicide. David and Christi’s circuitous route to creating the movie is

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  • Find Out What Alex Osborn from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Did To Support NAMIWalks 2014 as Team Captain!
  • Last year I captained TeamCCHMC to raise resources and awareness for NAMI. I have been working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a Mental Health Specialist for about three years now. I remember seeing something online about NAMI and decided to further investigate. After inquiring about our department’s involvement in the NAMIWalk, I was encouraged to captain our team. Without any experience in fundraising, I was suddenly captain of TeamCCHMC. Motivated and enthusiastic, I began to send out emails to my peers at
  • President Obama’s 2016 Budget: What Does It Mean for Mental Health?
  • President Obama unveiled his $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016. The budget includes a number of important proposals for agencies and programs of importance to people living with serious mental illness and their families. In a surprise development, the budget proposes to eliminate the unfair 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric care in the Medicare program, a proposal that requires congressional action. Perhaps most important is the President’s proposal to increase the current budget limits by $74 billion on spending, thankfully
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to ask teenage ER patients new questions to reduce suicide risk
  • CINCINNATI — Most teens who kill themselves visited their doctor or an emergency room the year before they died. But emergency departments don’t have an effective way to identify that they may be thinking of harming themselves, a Cincinnati researcher says. “Most emergency departments don’t even ask questions … despite that it may be one of the only places kids interact with the health care system,” said Jackie Grupp-Phelan, director for emergency medicine research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Take your kid
  • Tanisha’s law would require mental health training for all Ohio police officers
  • The family of Tanisha Anderson is pushing for a state law that ensures every police officer in Ohio is trained in ways to deal with mentally ill people. Anderson, who had schizophrenia, died Nov. 13th. Cleveland police were taking her for a mental health evaluation when officers say she began to kick them and she fell to the ground. Her family – who had called police —  disputes much of that account and has filed a federal wrongful death suit. Their attorney
  • Talking CIT and NAMI on Capitol Hill
  • Testifying before Congress can be a nerve-wracking experience. For NAMI member and police officer A.D. Paul, the challenge was telling his story in less than five minutes. Sgt. Paul is with the Plano, Texas Police Department and is helping to lead Texas’ efforts to expand crisis intervention teams (CIT), the program that brings together NAMI Affiliates, police and mental health providers to improve the way that communities respond to mental health crisis situations. He spoke before the Senate Judiciary Committee
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