NAMI Franklin County desperately needs your help. We’ve all been extremely challenged in the last few months, especially families who support a loved one with a mental health condition and those who live with one every single day. We are living in unprecedented times that have created unprecedented needs for mental health support in our community. NAMI’s funding largely comes from public donations. We want to continue to provide critical support for those in need, but we cannot do it without your help.more » Read More
June 17, 2020
By Megan Thielking
An 18th birthday can mean many things. It’s a formal step into adulthood. It’s the newfound right to vote, get a tattoo, join the armed forces, be called for jury duty.
It’s also what some mental health providers know, anecdotally, as “the cliff,” the cutoff at which teens with mental health conditions are flung into adulthood, often without any preparation for the challenges to care ahead.more » Read More
Published July 6, 2020/Updated July 7, 2020
By Anne Saker, Cincinnati Enquirer
The Columbus Dispatch
A sweeping new examination of suicide in Ohio in the past decade finds that 37 of the 88 counties now surpass the national rate, and the coronavirus pandemic likely is triggering a “staggering” increase in such deaths.
Ohio’s rural counties are confronting a rise in suicides, the report says, with few if any resources to help people suffering life-threatening depression.more » Read More
July 6, 2020
By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D.
People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat.
In the 1960s, a series of federal legislation and court cases tried to end this discrimination. In the process,more » Read More
This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities
Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and supports work for us. It is essential for culture and identity to be a part of the conversation about mental health care.more » Read More
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. Click here to learn more about the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group and to register.
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