Our Office Phone:


You Are Not Alone

24 hour COPELine numbers: 

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

​NAMI Helpline: 800-950-6264

Parents and Teachers As Allies is offered free of charge thanks to NAMI and funding by the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services.

 This pdf file offers more information about Parents and Teachers as Allies: Parents & Teacher as Allies

Download this pdf for ideas for parents who think their child may have a mental illness. 

What Families Can Do: Factsheet 

Welcome and Introductions – by an education professional, who is also a family member  

Early Warning Signs of Mental Illnesses – a facilitator walks the school professionals through the early warning signs of mental illnesses 


Family Response – a parent or caregiver of a child with mental illness covers the predictable stages of emotional reactions among family members dealing with the challenges of mental illness and the lived experience of raising a child with a mental illness 


Living with Mental Illness – a mental health consumer that experienced the early onset of mental illness shares a view from the inside, including a discussion about the positive and negative impact that their school experience had on their life 

Group Discussion   

Parents and Teachers As Allies Agenda

Parents and Teachers As Allies In-Service Program is a two hour program that helps school professionals identify the early warning signs of early onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents in schools.  


It focuses on the specific, age-related symptoms of mental illnesses in youth, how best to intervene, and shared the lived experiences of consumers and families. 


The in-service is scheduled by our coordinator at your request. A panel of parents and teachers will come to your school. Each teacher and administer will receive the
publication on the left. The in-service is free to all Geauga County schools.
Contact us for more information.