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About NAMI of Lake County


You Are Not Alone

We are the “safe haven” for those whose journey has brought you to us.

As the blades of grass in the NAMI logo symbolize, we are a grassroots organization comprised of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

We have been through the struggles of mental illness and are here to help others as we were once helped.


“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship”

                                                        –Louisa Mae Alcott

NAMI offers an array of peer education and training programs and services for people with a mental illness, family members, school professionals, providers, and the general public. NAMI’s education and support programs provide relevant information,
valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks.

These programs draw on the lived experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.

Whether you are a person with a mental illness, a family member, a school professional, provider, or a member of the general public, there is a NAMI education or support program to help you learn more about mental illnesses, develop coping strategies, or find the support you need.

Registrations are now being taken for:

Peer-to-Peer Education
Starting February 3 and running through April 7, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Beacon Health
9220 Mentor Avenue in Mentor
CALL NAMI Lake County at 440-639-1200 to register

 NAMI Basics Spring Session
To register call the office at 440-639-1200

NAMI Basics is a FREE educational program for parents and caregivers of
children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.
It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.

What people say…

“We will always appreciate all the information and the friendship
given to us during Family-to-Family.  Keep up the good work.”

“Even though I live in another state now, NAMI of Lake County
helped me through my initial Bipolar episode.  Than you so much for
always providing informatin & support.

 “Thanks for all you have done for my family.”

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This is what NAMI does for others… this is what NAMI can do for you

Educate ▪ Offer support ▪ Advocate ▪  Give hope ▪ Give you a voice ▪ Create awareness
Help you grow ▪  Fight the fear ▪  Silence the stigma ▪ Create connections
Experience recovery ▪ Form friendships
Provide community education
Share a promise…. you are not alone!

Are you a member of NAMI?  If so, then you’re an Advocate!

Who are advocates?
Quite simply, an advocate is anyone who is passionate about an issue and
cares enough to get involved on behalf of a person, concern, or cause.

Advocacy encompasses:
Raising awareness, information, education, training, and mutual help.

Get Involved. Learn More. Become an Advocate.
BECOME A MEMBER with a single click of your mouse, or download the membership form at the
bottom of the page and return to:
NAMI Lake County, One Victoria Sq., Ste. 260, Painesville, Ohio 44077

Membership Benefits:

The benefits of full membership include the flagship magazine, the NAMI Advocate,
discounts on resources in the NAMI store, discounts at NAMI’s Annual Convention, full access to all the
information and features on the NAMI website, the NAMI Ohio News Briefs magazine, and the NAMI Lake County

where you’ll receive information about all that’s going on at NAMI Lake County,
including our educational opportunities, support groups, and more.

NAMI Lake  County  offers many benefits, services and valuable information for all persons affected by mental illness:

  • individuals
  • family members
  • providers
  • school personnel
  • employers
  • faith communities and community organizations alike

Browse our website for more information about our programs and services.


Proudly recognized NAMI Lake County as
“Affiliate of the Year” 2008

NAMI Lake County is proud to be a service provider of the Lake County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.  For more information on the ADAMHS Network of Service Providers go to

Organization Status

NAMI of Lake County is registered in the State of Ohio and with the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

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