NAMI Summit County is participating in Change Direction
Change Direction Summit County pledges to share the five signs of emotional suffering, along with information on how to get involved with changing the direction of mental health to over 50,000 citizens. We are hosting a three-day event to promote awareness throughout Summit County, Change Direction aims to place an emphasis on this largely undiscussed topic.
County Executive Russ Pry expressed during his State of the County Address that the County had a responsibility to assist those in need stating, “When we see that someone is suffering emotionally, it is up to us to show compassion, to reach out, connect, and offer to help.”
Through the Executive’s call to action, over 50 organizations have created a community-wide three-day event from July 22-24th, 2016 named “Bringing Mental Health to Main Street” that will promote awareness of the five signs of emotional suffering, educate citizens on mental health, renew a regional effort to combat the effects of mental illness, and connect those affected to the help they need.
Through community outreach, social media, radio, and print advertising, as well as spreading the word through community, religious, and local government leaders, Change Direction Summit County aims to educate on mental health issue as well as connect those dealing with emotional suffering to the help they need and services available.
For more information go to http://www.admboard.org/ EVENTS
OCTOBER 22 at The Stile Athletics Field House at The University of Akron
Registration is open
Family to Family
NAMI Summit County is currently registering for its free Family to Family
training which begins June 2, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This course is designed for family members and close friends of those who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. It is a 12 week program which meets once a week for 2-2.5 hours. 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. The course is conducted by trained family members and is offered free of charge with all materials provided. The next session will be held at Community Support Services, 150 Cross Street, Akron. To register, contact NAMI Summit County at email@example.com
or 330-252-1188. See calendar for details
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.