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Ohio Senate OKs Death Penalty Ban Of Severely Mentally Ill

19 Nov , 2020  

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Senate lawmakers approved a measure banning the execution of the severely mentally ill during a lame duck legislative session on Wednesday.

The state House legislation, introduced by GOP Rep. Brett Hillyer, of Uhrichsville, informally passed during a Senate session after receiving broad support from Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly.

Senate President Larry Obhof, a Medina Republican, supported the bill but believes most Ohioans support the death penalty for some cases and so he wouldn’t support abolition of capital punishment, spokesman John Fortney said last week. More…


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NAMI Presents Family & Friends

17 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is seeking to make connections between information, support, and those people who have friends and family with mental health conditions.

To this end, NAMI is presenting “Family & Friends,” a free 90 minute seminar that puts those pieces together.

According to NAMI, “Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.” More…

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Take Care Of Your Mental Health, Especially During The Holidays

27 Dec , 2019  

Christmas Day may be over, but for many families, holiday visits and activities will continue through New Year’s Day.

The holiday season can bring its own unique set of stress and triggers for some of us. Many people feel pressure to buy gifts that break their budget, or feel shame that their house and decorations are not as perfect as what we see from friends and family on Facebook and Instagram. Sometimes we feel we must spend the holiday with family not because we want to, but because we do not want to be alone. More…


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End The Silience: Program Offers Mental Health Support For Students

27 Nov , 2019  

According to, the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in 5 youth between the ages of 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year; only half of these children receive any treatment for their disorder. With suicide listed as the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34, mental health education and support is clearly becoming a necessity. NAMI believes that schools have the ability to step in and offer the needed information and support for students. More…

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Training For Families And Friends Of Those With Mental Illness

29 May , 2019  

An insightful and powerful course on supporting loved ones dealing with mental illness will take place this summer at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative’s (NECIC) home in downtown Mansfield.

The free, 12-week course is taught by trained National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) members who have lived with this experience and offers education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness. The course teaches the knowledge and skills family members need to cope more effectively. More…


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Tickets Available For Youth Mental Health Speaker

2 Apr , 2019  

Buffi Williams will be the speaker at the upcoming AALI Speaks event on Monday, April 8 from 12-1:30 PM.

Williams will talk about solution-focused thinking, strengths-based leadership, mindfulness, and the link between mental health and educational success for youth. The state of the education system and the academic struggles of our children are popular topics in the public discourse today, which is why NECIC is making them the focus of this month’s AALI Speaks event. More…

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Mental Health Events To Talk About Support, Education, And Connection

18 Feb , 2019  

The National Alliance of Mental Illness of Richland County is pleased to invite the public to the following events:

Monday, February 18 – A family support group is being offered for family members of those with mental illness for a time of support, connection, and great speakers. More…

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Mental Health Court Graduation Set

27 Apr , 2017  

The Mansfield Municipal Mental Health Court will hold a graduation ceremony on May 3, 2017 at The Rehab Center, 270 Sterkel Blvd., at 12:00 PM, followed by a reception.

Judge Frank Ardis Jr. and Judge Jerry Ault will provide a brief keynote address. More…