​YOU ARE NOT IN THI​S FIGHT ALONE

​Our mission is to offer education, support, and advocacy to those affected by mental illness and to their families and friends. We hope to reduce stigmatization of these illnesses by providing factual information. Our website offers information about our services and links to other websites that may help provide information you may find helpful.

24 hour COPELine numbers: 

440-285-5665 or 1-888-285-5665

NAMI Geauga County supports the mission of Geauga County agencies that promote mental health education and support.  We have received a request from WomenSafe for donation items below:

  • Shelter  
    Paper Towels  
    Toilet Paper   
    Chalkboard Eraser
    Gardening Gloves
    38 gallon trash bags
    ​13 gallon trash bags
    ​Kitchen Cleaner

  • Socks
    Mop & Bucket
    Sponges
    Clothing
    Art Supplies
    ​Sketch books
    Colored Pencils
    ​Microwaves
     

WOMENSAFE NEEDS LIST - SUMMER 2014

Looking to donate your car, truck, or recreational vehicle? Contact www.donationline.com or call (877)-227-7487. To donate any of the items listed above please call or email to set up an appointment: Liz Brant (Misich) Donations Coordinator 440-286-7154 x230 wsdonations@windstream.net

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.

Pencil Sharpeners

ACE Bandages

New Women’s and Children’s underwear

Toddler-Teen Summer Clothing (5T-Kids 12/14

Reestablishment Assistance
New Twin Bed Protectors (Regular and XL)
Hair Brushes
​Lamps     

New Pillows

Most NAMI Geauga County Speaker Meetings are held at 13244 Ravenna Rd Chardon, OH 44024. However, our next speaker, Terry Russell, Director of NAMI OHIO,. will speak at the Munson Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Rd. Chardon, OH 44024 (Adjacent to the Munson Fire Department) 


NAMI Geauga County will walk with NAMI Greater Cleveland September 20, 2014 Click to visit our team page.



NAMI Geauga County Welcomes Terry Russell as Guest Speaker


 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 2014​


Munson Township Hall


12210 Auburn Rd., Munson, OH 44024 (see map below)

Terry Russell is the Executive Director of NAMI Ohio. Mr. Russell will talk about the past, present and future of mental health care, what can be done to improve it, and some of the difficulties he faces in the current environment. A mental health professional for more than 40 years, he became the executive director of NAMI Ohio in 1998 after serving 22 years as the president/CEO of the Eastern Miami Valley ADAMHS Board in Clark, Greene and Madison counties in Ohio. Russell, who has a brother with schizophrenia, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Ohio’s largest foundation working to enhance the care of those suffering from mental illness.

A mental health professional for more than 40 years,he became the executive director of NAMI Ohio in1998 after serving 22 years as the president/CEO of the Eastern Miami Valley ADAMHS Board in Clark,Greene and Madison counties in Ohio.Russell, who has a brother with schizophrenia, hasreceived the Lifetime Achievement Award from theMargaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Ohio’s largestfoundation working to enhance the care of thosesuffering from mental illness.In addition to Russell, other speakers include Trisha Vassar, also a family member of persons with amental illness, and Mark Krieger, president of the localNAMI chapter.After the program, a short, candlelight walkacross the Deance College campus is planned withrefreshments and fellowship afterward in the churchfellowship hall.Persons who are unable to attend Sunday’s eventcan watch it on TV-26 later in the week at 9 p.A mental health professional for more than 40 years,he became the executive director of NAMI Ohio in1998 after serving 22 years as the president/CEO of the Eastern Miami Valley ADAMHS Board in Clark,Greene and Madison counties in Ohio.Russell, who has a brother with schizophrenia, hasreceived the Lifetime Achievement Award from theMargaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Ohio’s largestfoundation working to enhance the care of thosesuffering from mental illness.In addition to Russell, other speakers include Trisha Vassar, also a family member of persons with amental illness, and Mark Krieger, president of the localNAMI chapter.After the program, a short, candlelight walkacross the Deance College campus is planned withrefreshments and fellowship afterward in the churchfellowship hall.Persons who are unable to attend Sunday’s eventcan watch it on TV-26 later in the week at 9 p.

​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."

Support

Advocacy

Education

​There is no cost for the meeting, but r.s.v.p. is required so that we can plan for seating and refreshments.  Email Linda Reed at lreed@namigeauga.org, call 440-286-6264 or complete the form below. Complete all items and press submit. 

A mental health professional for more than 40 years,he became the executive director of NAMI Ohio in1998 after serving 22 years as the president/CEO of the Eastern Miami Valley ADAMHS Board in Clark,Greene and Madison counties in Ohio.Russell, who has a brother with schizophrenia, hasreceived the Lifetime Achievement Award from theMargaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Ohio’s largestfoundation working to enhance the care of thosesuffering from mental illness.In addition to Russell, other speakers include Trisha Vassar, also a family member of persons with amental illness, and Mark Krieger, president of the localNAMI chapter.After the program, a short, candlelight walkacross the Deance College campus is planned withrefreshments and fellowship afterward in the churchfellowship hall.Persons who are unable to attend Sunday’s eventcan watch it on TV-26 later in the week at 9 p.A mental health professional for more than 40 years,he became the executive director of NAMI Ohio in1998 after serving 22 years as the president/CEO of the Eastern Miami Valley ADAMHS Board in Clark,Greene and Madison counties in Ohio.Russell, who has a brother with schizophrenia, hasreceived the Lifetime Achievement Award from theMargaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Ohio’s largestfoundation working to enhance the care of thosesuffering from mental illness.In addition to Russell, other speakers include Trisha Vassar, also a family member of persons with amental illness, and Mark Krieger, president of the localNAMI chapter.After the program, a short, candlelight walkacross the Deance College campus is planned withrefreshments and fellowship afterward in the churchfellowship hall.Persons who are unable to attend Sunday’s eventcan watch it on TV-26 later in the week at 9 p.