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Welcome to NAMI Lake County, OH

Through the support of the Western Reserve Junior Service League, NAMI Lake County was able to purchase 4 new laptops!  These laptops have allowed us to continue services from home during COVID-19!

If you’re not familiar with WRJSL – be sure to check out their website!  They are a wonderful group of women who work to promote enrichment of educational, cultural, and charitable service organizations in Lake County and surrounding communities by providing dedicated volunteers, financial support, and proven leadership.

We are incredibly grateful to have been chosen for this grant! 

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Drop in to one of our family or peer support groups –

no pre-registration required!

Basic data and phone usage rates may apply for all Zoom meetings if you are not connected through the internet. To be prepared on your smartphone, you can download the free Zoom application.

Family Support Group is a free of charge group for adults who have a loved one with a mental health condition. They meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm to talk about their shared experiences as they look for ways to come to terms with and live well with the mental health condition in their family.
Family Support Group is offered online via ZOOM.
Join us HERE or call in using your phone at
(929)205-6099 – meeting ID: 815 411 996

NCLO is pleased to announce that we are hosting Return to Hope Family Support Group beginning Tuesday, January 12, 6:30-8pm.
RtH FSG will be held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
RtH FSG will follow the same format as the NAMI Family Support Group.
However, topics will be centered around the support of individuals who have a loved one with a co-occurring diagnosis.
Return to Hope Family Support Group is offered via ZOOM.
Join us HERE or call in using your phone at
(929)205-6099 – meeting ID: 815 411 996

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free of charge group for adults who have a mental health condition. 


They meet every Monday from 6:00 pm til 7:30 and Wednesday from 3:30 pm til 5:00 pm to talk about their shared experiences as they look for ways to come to terms with and live well with their mental health condition.


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is offered via ZOOM.
Join us HERE or call in using your phone at
(929)205-6099 – meeting ID: 100 792 470

Can you help us?
More local school districts than ever are scheduled to participate
in NAMI Ending the Silence!
Ending the Silence is our educational program for youth and young adults.
The most impactful part of ETS includes having a young adult share their personal experience with mental health.
We are in GREAT need of those willing to share this experience and it only takes 8 to 10 minutes

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.

Our next session will begin Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 pm

Please be sure to register one of three ways:

Call: Pam Jones at (440)639-1200 | Email: pam@namilake.orgRegister on-line

Return to Hope is an 8-week curriculum. Designed to empower community members impacted by co-occurring diagnoses to achieve lifelong, Personal and Independent Recovery of mind, body and spirit through education, support, advocacy and stigma reduction.

A special collaborative presentation of RTH  will begin on January 28, at 6:00 pm via Zoom. 

The next 8-week educational session will begin on April 8th, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

Please be sure to register one of three ways:

Call: Joanna Mannon, CDCA at (440)639-1200 | Email: | Register on-line

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

Our next session begins Wednesday, March 17th at 6:30 pm.

Be sure to register one of three ways:

Call: Pam Jones at (440)639-1200 Ext 103 | Email: pam@namilake.orgRegister on-line

We are grateful for the love that you have demonstrated by your support of NAMIWalks Lake County! 
NAMI Walkers, YOU raised $37,791 in 2020!
NAMI Lake County, OH is excited to be actively working to increase programming for
all peers and family members affected by mental illness.
Thank YOU!

In The News: NAMI Lake County, OH

December 10, 2020

By: Homa Bash Posted at 7:01 AM, Dec 03, 2020 and last updated 7:28 PM, Dec 03, 2020
CLEVELAND — It’s dark, it’s cold, there’s a pandemic, the holidays are probably going to be lonely. We don’t need to tell you all the things that are probably getting you down these days. And oftentimes, you hear “talk to a professional” if you need help — but that’s not affordable for everyone. But, there is help and it doesn’t always have to cost you a lot.

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    Current Status

    NLCO is monitoring closely and will follow protocols that are in place by the CDC found here.

    As of 10/22/2020, Lake County is a Level 3 Red.  We have instituted our Risk Level: High (Level 3 Red)” response.  “All in-person programming is cancelled for two (2) weeks and NAMI Lake County offices are closed. 

    Staff continue to be available via email and phone – (440)639-1200.

    To view the Ohio Public Health Advisory System click HERE
    The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals,

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    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:

    “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.

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    NAMI is excited to offer NAMI Basics OnDemand as of October 1, 2019. For more information and to register click on the logo below.

    NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.

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    LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Julia Knopes was once ashamed.

    “Some weeks I was exhausted worried and depressed other weeks I spoke so quickly that my sentences blurred together while my hands shook,” said Knopes.

    She now tells her story loud and proud to help others.

    “My psychiatrist diagnosed me with bipolar disorder and helped me find medications that reduced my symptoms, made the suicidal thoughts disappear and made me feel physically and psychologically better,”

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