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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.

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 Friday, October 20, 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?

Then you need NAMI Homefront.


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In The News: NAMI Southwest Ohio

October 4, 2017

September 28, 2017 | By Ken Duckworth, M.D.

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that occurs in some people who take first-generation antipsychotics (such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine), and to a lesser degree, second-generation antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or paliperidone). TD results in repetitive, involuntary movements commonly of the face, lips and limbs.

Movement disorders were first described in people experiencing schizophrenia before the advent of first-generation antipsychotics, but the clear majority of these movement symptoms currently are induced by medicines. TD can be Read More

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