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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.



NAMI Ending the Silence is a no-cost classroom presentation
designed for middle school and high school students.


It’s important that we help students learn
more about mental health conditions


Here’s why:


1 in 5 kids experiences a mental health condition;
only 20% of them actually get help

About 50% of students ages 14+ with a
mental health condition will drop out of school

Suicide is the second-leading cause of
death for 15-24 year olds

The earlier the better:
early identification and intervention provides better outcomes


To schedule an Ending the Silence presentation
in your school, contact us at
(513) 351-3500 or


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Hope for Recovery is a no-cost, one-day course for individuals living with mental illness, family members and friends.

Held Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the NAMI Southwest Ohio Training Room.
Bring your own lunch.

Next Available Class
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Spend a Saturday obtaining information, hope and practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illness.

Participants learn about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, the mental health system and local resources.

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In The News: NAMI Southwest Ohio

February 7, 2017

February 5, 2017 | By Alan Johnson

When ground is broken in May for the $2 million Adam-Amanda Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Athens, the two namesakes won’t be there.

Adam Knapp and Amanda Baker, two young adults who struggled with mental illness, took their own lives after the mental-health system failed them, family members say.

But their parents and other supporters say the center bearing their names will be a “pathway to hope and healing” for others. It will be the first Read More

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