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NAMI Geauga County Holds Annual


Potluck and Recognition Picnic


On July 17, 2014, NAMI Geauga County held their 6th Annual Summer Recognition Picnic at Bass Lake Preserve in Chardon. The 70 guests shared a potluck dinner with meat and beverages provided by NAMI Geauga County. NAMI Crafters were also on hand with many creative pieces made by their group offered for sale. Vic Matthews, President of the Board of NAMI Geauga County presented appreciation certificates to those tireless volunteers that make NAMI Geauga County effective in providing support, education and advocacy to those affected by mental illness and their loved ones.


Jim Adams, CEO of the Geauga Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services then spoke about the accomplishments of the very worthy recipient of the Geauga Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services 2014 Professional Contribution Award, Dennis Michelson. Each year, the board recognizes the work of a group or individual that has made a significant and often life-changing contribution to the quality of life for Geauga County residents through their professional work in the field of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment.

​Joining Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers in 2006, Dr. Michelson worked in the Chardon office and became the Program Coordinator at the Geauga Safety Center in 2010. He works with the court systems in both Lake and Geauga Counties to help rebuild lives impacted by dependency. ​As opiate dependency has increased among Geauga residents and the mortality rate among opiate users climbs to 50 percent, so too has the urgency for the services Michelson delivers. Dennis Michelson uses his talents to educate people about the brain disease of addiction. He is skillful, insightful, and passionate. He draws a picture of the map to recovery, and helps the community understand the potential for those in recovery to be made whole again.


​Mr. Adams culminated his praise of Dr. Michelson with a story about a child who rebuilt a puzzle picture of the world by turning it over and rebuilding the picture of a man that was on the other side. Using the ending line of the story Mr. Adams exclaimed, "Dennis Michelson, our winner this year, exemplifies that sentence, 'When I put the man together, the whole world fell in place.' Through his extensive experience in family and chemical dependency counseling, Dennis seeks to do just that, rebuild one life at a time."

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Family to Family Meets October 4th through December 13th


at 13244 Ravenna Rd. Chardon from 12 noon until 2:30 pm. for 11 Saturdays. All class materials provided free of charge thanks to the support of the Geauga Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services.Find out more . . . 



Peer to Peer Meets October 11th through December 13th

at 13230 Aquilla Rd. Chardon from 2 p.m.  until 4 p.m. for 11 Saturdays. All class materials provided free of charge thanks to the support of the Geauga Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services. Find out more . . . 


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Family to Family Meets October 4th through December 13th