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Begins September 7 at Community Support Services.  

Call 330-252-1188 to register

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.


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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 EVENTS

In The News: NAMI Summit County

October 13, 2014

What is CIT?

CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Getting Started

Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.

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