Our Office Phone:


You Are Not Alone

24 hour COPELine numbers: 

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

​NAMI Helpline: 800-950-6264

Principals of Support

We will see the individual first, not the illness.

We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.

We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events.

We aim for better coping skills.

We find strength in sharing experiences.

We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.

We won't judge anyone's pain as less than our own.

We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.

We embrace humor as healthy.

We accept we cannot solve all problems.

We expect a better future in a realistic way.

​​We will never give up hope.




The NAMI Support Group model operates differently than other, more traditional "share-and-care" groups. The NAMI Support Group model offers a set of key structures and group processes for facilitators to use in common support group scenarios. These structures come with clear guidelines to follow. They encourage full group participation while respecting the wishes of those who are hesitant. The guidelines and procedures steer the group process through many problematic situations, which commonly undermine support group effectiveness. 

NAMI Geauga County offers free support groups

to those affected by mental illness:


Connection & Recovery Peer Support Group for those diagnosed with a mental illness:

   Chardon:  107 South Street, upstairs in the NAMI Annex

   Middlefield: Middlefield United Methodist Church, 14999 South State Ave.


Family and Friends Support Group for those who have a loved one with a mental illness.

   Chesterland: Geagua West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Rd.

   Middlefield: Middlefield United Methodist Church, 14999 South State Ave.