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For People Living with Mental Illness


At NAMI, we believe that treatment helps and living with mental illness in recovery is possible.

We also believe that treatment and recovery are strengthened through knowledge about your illness, and that you are not alone. That is why we have focused on three areas: education, support, and advocacy.

NAMI Southwest Ohio offers every program at no cost to participants. You can click on a program to learn more.


Our education courses teach you about specific mental health diagnoses, medications, and the brain. They also help you discover how you can establish and maintain your recovery.

  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a 10 week class for people living with mental health challenges.
  • Hope for Recovery is a one day, 6 hour workshop for learning more about mental health conditions.


Sometimes it helps to talk with others who know what you’re going through. The NAMI Connection Support Group is a safe place for you to share your concerns, hopes, fears, and joys. You will learn that you are not alone in your journey. You’ll even discover that you can help others through your own experience.


One of the most powerful tools we have is to share our stories. By sharing our stories, we can help eliminate stigma, promote empathy, and encourage others to get the help they need. Sharing your experience is a powerful gift, and can even help you maintain your recovery.

  • In Our Own Voice is a presentation we offer to churches, college classrooms, civic groups, law enforcement officials and other community groups. In Our Own Voice is one way to help others learn more about mental illness. By doing so, audiences can see what recovery might look like.
  • Ending the Silence is a presentation for middle and high schools. If you experienced symptoms of mental illness while in school, you might choose to be an Ending the Silence presenter. By sharing your lived experience, you’ll help students, parents, and school staff better understand mental illness. They can then help those who are experiencing symptoms in school.
  • Good for Business is a presentation for workplaces and companies. If you have experience of dealing with a mental health condition in the workplace, you might choose to be a Good for Business presenter. By sharing your story, you can help reduce stigma in the workplace. This can open the door for conversations about dealing with mental illness at work.

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