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11th Annual NAMIWalks Sponsors
Premier Sponsor
 The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
Silver Sponsor
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Community Support Services
Klein’s Pharmacy
Summit County ADM Board
Start/ Finish Line Sponsor
Buckeye Health Plan
Bronze Sponsor
Lilly, USA
Akron General Medical Center
Portage Path Behavioral Health
Akron Children’s Hospital
Takeda Lundbeck
AxessPointe Community Health Center
Supporter Sponsor
Summa Health System 
Slater Zurz Law
The Mel and Helen Reedy Family
Westfield Bank
Greenleaf Family Center
Benchmark Diagnostics, LLC
BeST Center at NEOMED
Wyant Woods Healthcare Center
Pastoral Counseling Center of Summit County
Oriana House
Coleman Behavioral Health
Child Guidance & Family Solutions 
Community Health Center
Blick Clinic
Fred and Penny Frese
Dr. Dustin Blakeslee
Kilometer Sponsor
North Coast Community Homes
The Brummert Family
Dr. & Mrs. Gary Lichten
Joe & Sharon Gentile
Dr. Mark Munetz
In Kind
91.3 The Summit
Four Corner Promotions


NAMI Summit County (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) is currently registering for its free Family to Family training which begins September 2, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
This course is designed for family members and close friends of those who experience severe and persistent mental illness.  It is a 12 week program which meets once a week.
The course covers diagnoses and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, how the brain is affected, medications, coping and communication skills, and a lot more designed to assist families in helping their loved ones on their recovery journey.   It is conducted by trained family members and is offered free of charge with all materials provided.
The next session will be held at VA MH Clinic, 95 W. Waterloo Road, Akron (next to VA Building 55 W.Waterloo), 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
For more information and/or to register, contact NAMI Summit County at or 330-252-1188.

NAMI Summit County (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) is currently registering for its free NAMI Basics training which begins September 14, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm.

It is a six week course, which meets once a week, conducted by trained parents, and designed for parents and family of children with emotional/behavioral/neurological disorders including Bipolar, ODD, OCD, Autism/Aspergers, Anxiety, and Depression etc.

It will cover: Understanding the Complex Nature of Diagnosis, What a Diagnosis Means for your Child, Understanding Medications, Family and Coping Skills, Counseling, Therapy, and Other Resources, Educational Needs and Advocacy, Juvenile Justice and SCCS and Family Advocacy.

The course is offered free of charge with all materials provided.  It will be held at Child Guidance and Family Solutions, 18 North Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44304.

To register contact 330-252-1188 or

Inclement Weather Policy for support group and education classes:  If the school district in which the meeting is located is closed the meetings will be cancelled.

In The News: NAMI Summit County

February 8, 2015

Studies show that 1 in 5 people in the United States have a mental illness. That comes to about 42.5 million American adults or 18.2 percent of the total adult population. Data compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that approximately 9.3 million adults, or about 4 percent of those more »

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