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NAMI Celebrates 20 Years Of Service With 20 Days Of Giving

28 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Richland County (NAMI Richland County) is celebrating two decades of working in the local community to, in the words of its mission statement, “…improve the quality of life, ensure dignity and respect for persons with mental illness and to support their families.”

In that time, the organization has grown in capacity, reach, and impact. A large number of people have dedicated and given of their time, passion, and monetary gifts to the organization.

To commemorate this achievement, NAMI Richland County launched its 20 Days of Giving campaign on June 28. More…

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Become Informed About Mental Illness

12 Jan , 2021  

This winter, NAMI Richland County is offering the Family-to-Family Education Program free of charge to participants.

Classes are every Thursday from 6 PM to 8 PM for 8 weeks beginning February 3 and lasting until March 24 at Crossroads Church, Ontario Campus: 636 S Lexington Springmill Rd South.

NAMI Family-to-Family is an education program for family, friends and significant others of adults with mental health conditions. NAMI Family-to-Family provides information about anxiety, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. Other topics covered include communication, problem solving, treatment and recovery. More…

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Seminar Teaches Techniques To Support Mental Health Sufferers

27 Feb , 2020  

Many people who do not suffer directly from a mental health challenge may have a friend or family member who does. Mental health issues are less visible than physical health issues, but it’s still important to show understanding and support if someone close to you is suffering.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – Richland County recognizes this and is offering a free two-hour seminar designed to teach people who have a loved one with a mental health condition how to best support them. 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 NAMI.org, 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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NAMI Staff Visit Downtown Mansfield To Talk Mental Health: Video

11 Nov , 2019  

The mission of the Richland County branch of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is to improve the quality of life, ensure dignity and respect for persons with mental illness, and to support their families.

To that end, two members of the NAMI staff recently went into downtown Mansfield to interview locals about their opinions on mental health. More…

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