National NAMI NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
Bring Change 2 Mind Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness.
Safe Harbor There are two centers, Annie’s Outreach in Delaware County and No Limits in Morrow County. Both of these provide consumer operated services for adults with a mental illness, plus their family and caregivers. Support groups, educational classes, socialization activities, and much more are available.
Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board We are the public agency that is responsible for planning, funding, evaluating and monitoring health and substance abuse services in Delaware and Morrow Counties. We contract with a network of community providers for the delivery of treatment and prevention services for individuals and families of all ages. We provide leadership and we work closely with local and state officials, community leaders and the media to develop and promote policies and programs that best meet the behavioral health needs of our growing community.
Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties HelpLine updates and maintains the resource directory database to link people in need with available services in and around Delaware & Morrow Counties. The directory contains over 1000 community and government programs in the areas of human services, health, education, civic, and other organizations with detailed information on eligibility, contact information, requested documentation and fees.
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
To provide suicide prevention organizations information and resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma, and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans.
Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition
The Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) fosters education and awareness of mental health and addiction issues while advocating for public policies and strategies that support effective, well-funded services, systems and supports for those in need, resulting in stronger Ohio communities.
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence
Ohio’s health care system actively provides culturally competent practices and interventions that will lead to optimal outcomes for individuals who seek services provided by these systems in the State of Ohio.
Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (OPPA) was founded in 1950 as the third district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). It is incorporated under the State of Ohio as a not-for-profit, scientific, organization. It is a medical specialty society with more than 1,000 psychiatric physician members located throughout Ohio.
Ohio County Behavioral Health Authorities
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) is the statewide organization that represents the interests of Ohio’s county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Boards at the state level. The Association works with a variety of governmental bodies including the Ohio General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and other organizations and coalitions to seek support for initiatives that will help expand and enhance mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and support services. Most importantly, OACBHA gives the Boards a forum to address statewide issues and provides Boards with the means to communicate their positions and concerns with a single voice.
One in four adults – approximately 61.5 million Americans – experiences mental illness in a given year. One-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14; three-quarters by age 24. Early identification and treatment is of vital importance to recovery. However, widespread discrimination or fear of discrimination against individuals with mental illness often causes shame, despair, and hopelessness and can negatively influence a person’s decision to seek treatment. Lack of treatment can result in hospitalization, loss of employment, court involvement, homelessness or worse, death. To correct this wrong, a broad based, multi-level approach
Active Minds Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.