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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

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.

Dr. Lehrer will present “Thinking About Thinking: A Deeper Understanding of Mental Illness.”

Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 1!


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.

Join us this year as we honor the following individuals:

Exemplary Psychiatrist
Katherine (Katie) Schmidt, MD
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health

Exemplary Therapist
Lea Drury
St. Joseph Orphanage

Exemplary Psychiatric Nurse
Sandy Wakelam

Outstanding Leadership in a Community Setting
Karen Scherra
Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board

Criminal Justice/Mental Health
Hon. Ethna M. Cooper
Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas

Crisis Intervention Team Excellence
Officers Gordon and Gilbert
Cincinnati Police, District 2

Frank Gorman Outstanding NAMI Volunteer
Ann Degroot
Family-to-Family and Hope for Recovery Instructor

Sponsorship Opportunities

NAMI Southwest Ohio’s annual Evening of Hope brings together individuals living with mental illness, families, mental health professionals, elected officials, and other champions who directly improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Emily Bauer, Development Manager, NAMI Southwest Ohio.

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