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New Online Format for NAMI Parenting Class 

NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties is excited to offer a new hybrid program of NAMI Basics.  The class is an education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide full-time care for youth (ages 18 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Our hybrid program will meet in person three times throughout the online course: we’ll help you register and navigate the online class in week one, come together to share our stories in week four, and hear a presentation on IEPs and 504 plans from the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children With Disabilities in week seven.

The class will discuss impact mental health conditions can have on the whole family, different types of mental health care professionals, available treatment options and therapies, an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and resources to help you navigate these systems, advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings, how to prepare for and respond to crisis situations, and the importance of taking care of yourself.

Our first hybrid Basics orientation is on the evening of January 15, 2020. The first 20 people to sign up and attend orientation will receive a free family game.

RSVP for the hybrid Basics course here.


QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

What is QPR? QPR stands for “Question, Persuade, and Refer” — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Join us for a free one-hour training sponsored by Helpline and the Delaware Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board on Thursday, November 21 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm or Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am and learn innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention efforts.

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Register online for either session.

Learn more about QPR at HelpLine’s website.

ArtFun Friday and potluck this November 15!

Are you looking for a creative outlet? Want to meet some new friends? Join us on the third Friday of each month to share good food and some artsy fun! Absolutely no art experience is necessary! Instruction and all materials will be provided.

Each month we’ll have a different potluck theme and art activity. All you need to bring is a dish to share (serves 8-10) and serving utensil.  All other eating utensils, plates, napkins and beverages will be provided by NAMI.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday, November 15: Favorite Recipes and Mandalas for Relaxation and Stress Relief

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday, December 20: Comfort Foods and Vision Boards for 2020

RSVP for one or all sessions here!


In The News: NAMI of Delaware and Morrow Counties

November 8, 2019

November 5, 2019 9:12 AM By Lisa Rapaport Reuters

(Reuters Health) – The number of child psychiatrists in the U.S. has climbed in recent years, but a new study suggests gains have been uneven and access to psychiatric care may be getting worse for kids in some parts of the country.

From 2007 to 2016, the number of child psychiatrists in the U.S. increased from 6,590 to 7,991, a 21.3% gain, the study found. The number of child psychiatrists per Read More

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