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Geauga County Board of Mental Health & Recovery Services

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NAMI - Geauga County
National Alliance on Mental Illness

11850 Mayfield Road
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-286-6264
Fax: 440-285-2756

Fact Sheet to help families with a child that may have a mental illness
"What Families Can Do"

NAMI - Geauga County is for individuals, family members and friends of individuals diagnosed with major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorders, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Co-occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is a grassroots, non-profit education, support, and advocacy organization of families, friends, consumers, and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for all whose lives are affected by mental illness.

NAMI Support Groups

Our Chardon Peer Support Group meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. We meet at 7:00 p.m. at: The Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, 13244 Ravenna Rd. (Rt. 44 - across from Geauga Hospital), Chardon OH, 44024. This group is for persons living with mental illness.

Starting in January 2012 our Family and Friends Support Group is moving to the West Geauga Library at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. This group is for family members and friends of persons with mental illness.

SUPPORT FOR ALL – Our Middlefield Support groups meet on the Fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Middlefield Library16167 E. High Street, on Rt. 87 just east of Rt. 608. Peer Support group and Fam ily & Friends Support group meet in separate rooms.

NAMI Education Programs

Family to Family Education Program

Family to Family Education Brochure click here

Free for family members, partners and friends of individuals with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or Other Major Mental Health Disorder and Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders

A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders. There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family to Family Education Program. Over 80,000 people in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have completed this course. We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers. We invite you to call 440-286-NAMI for more information.

NAMI Family to Family Education Program is sponsored by NAMI Ohio. It is funded by the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services through the Mental Health Association in Geauga County.

For further information or to join the Geauga chapter of NAMI please call 440-286-NAMI or email Lreed@namigeauga.org.

Family-to-Family Flyer



Peer-to-Peer Education Program

Peer-to-Peer Brochure (click here)

Peer-to-Peer is a 10-week interactive learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Participants create their own advance directive and a relapse plan to help identify feelings, thoughts, behavior or events that may warn of impending relapse and to plan for intervention. Call 440-286-NAMI.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics Brochure click here

NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

The goals of the NAMI Basics program are:

To give the parent/caregiver the basic information necessary to take the best care possible of their child, their family, and themselves.
To help the parent/caregiver cope with the impact that mental illness has on the child living with the illness and the entire family.
To provide tools for the parent/caregiver to use that will assist in making the best decisions possible for the care of the child.

The course consists of six weekly classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours. All instruction materials are FREE to participants. We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers. We invite you to call 440-286-NAMI or email LREED@namigeauga.org for more information


Speaker Meetings

Our speaker meetings are held quarterly on the third Thursday of the month of January, March, June and September. These are Open House meetings, the public is welcome. Bring a friend.

Most meetings are held at the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, 13244 Ravenna Road, Chardon 44024 (Rt. 44 across from UHHS Geauga Hospital) at 7:00 p.m. If the anticipated audience is large we will obtain a larger facility for the meeting. Below is a list of our scheduled speakers for the next five months. For further information or to join the Geauga chapter of NAMI please call 440-286-NAMI.
We have posted a calendar of our events on our website at: namigeauga.org

To contact us: mail to NAMI Geauga County, 11850 Mayfield Rd., Chardon, OH 44024; call 440-286-NAMI; or email lreed@namigeauga.org.

 

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