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NAMI Southwest Ohio

NAMI Southwest Ohio

NAMI Southwest Ohio is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy.

It’s Time for
Trick or Trot!

Grab your kids and costumes
and bring them to our annual 5K Run Run/Walk

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Race begins at 9 am

The Trick or Trot 5K race packet will be
available for pickup one hour prior to race time.

Lindner Family Tennis Center
5460 Courseview Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45040

Course Map

Registration $30

Short sleeve technical shirt include in registration * Free parking

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 at the end of the race!



2017 Evening of Hope

Join us for our annual celebration!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Cintas Center at Xavier University
1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207

$45 Current NAMI Members
$60 Nonmembers 

Speaker: Douglas S. Lehrer, MD

“Thinking About Thinking: A Deeper Understanding of Mental Illness”

Dr. Lehrer is the Chief Clinical Officer at Summit Behavioral Healthcare.
His clinical expertise is in psychotic and other severe disorders as well as
forensic psychiatry.


2017 Excellence In Mental Health Care Awards

At the Evening of Hope, NAMI Southwest Ohio recognizes individuals
who have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy
on behalf of people living with mental illness and their families
through our Excellence in Mental Health Care Awards.

Nominations are welcome and remain confidential.

We accept nominations through midnight Sunday, October 15, 2017.


NAMI Introduces Household Membership

NAMI is introducing a new category of membership—
the household membership. 

Effective July 1, your entire household can join NAMI for one low price.
This will be more affordable for families than
having several individual memberships in the same household.

NAMI is also increasing the dues for individual and
Open Door membership categories.

Effective July 1,
membership categories and rates are:

Household—$60 annually
For family members living at the same address

Individual—$40 annually
Standard membership for one person

Open Door—$5 annually
For individuals experiencing financial constraints

Membership benefits include:
Subscription to the Advocate magazine, mailed twice a year
Access to members-only areas of the website
Discounts on National Convention registration rates
Discounts on items in the NAMI store

Click the Join NAMI button at the top of the page to join.

Thank You…
…for being part of the nation’s
largest grassroots mental health organization

dedicated to building better lives for
millions of Americans affected by mental illness!


Are you a family member, friend, or caregiver of a veteran or service member who lives with mental illness?

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In The News: NAMI Southwest Ohio

August 3, 2017

July 10, 2017 | By Elena Schatell

As the racial demographic of the U.S. continues to shift, the mental health field faces the challenge of creating equal, culturally sensitive services for all. Many people are unable to attain their highest level of mental wellness for several reasons, and the culture of mental health is just one barrier. Closely tied to race and ethnicity, “culture” refers to a group of people who share a set of beliefs, norms, values and attitudes. The Read More

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