​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.

Crisis Intervention Team Training

Beginning later in April at the same location.

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Email lreed@namigeauga.org to reserve your seat!

April 5th at 1pm at 13244 Ravenna Rd Chardon.


Geauga County Crisis Intervention Team Training 2014 is a 40 hour training for first responders and gatekeepers (law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections personnel, emergency services personnel, school personnel and mental health workers) to more effectively respond to people in the community having a mental health or substance abuse crisis.  30 CEU's are available through Ravenwood Mental Health Center. This week-long training teaches awareness of the most common and serious mental illnesses, how to identify when a person is in crisis, and techniques to use when dealing with a person in a mental health or substance abuse crisis. The C.I.T. training session consists of many topics such as “What is mental illness?”, Mood DisordersSchizophreniaPsychotic and Personality Disorders and De-escalation Skills.  Participants will also tour various facilities and programs that work with the mentally ill and individuals in crisis in Geauga County.


In April, we offer NAMI education classes: 

24 hour COPELine numbers: 

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

The C.I.T. program has been proven to be effective and beneficial not only to law enforcement and emergency personnel, but also to the person in crisis and to their loved ones by getting the medical and/or psychiatric attention that they may need.  The goal is to train every willing law enforcement officer in Geauga County and to continue to effectively serve the community. The training includes presentations by Geauga County mental health professionals, court officials, other government and law enforcement professionals and families with a mentally ill loved one. The training is free to attendees thanks to funding by the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, NAMI Ohio and Fairmount Minerals Corporation.  The long-term goals are to train a sufficient number of law enforcement officers in Geauga County so that a CIT certified officer would be available on each shift to respond to calls in the community dealing with the mentally ill in crisis and to track the outcomes of such calls to ensure that the skills being taught are effective and helpful.Contact Deanna Brant (440-285-3568) at Ravenwood Mental Health Center  or Lt. Scott Niehus (440-279-2009) at the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office to register or email Deanna Brant.  Registration Form.

Ohio Mind Movement

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