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Dr. Xavier Amador is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and leader in his field. His books, authoritative clinical research, worldwide speaking tours and extensive work in television news and entertainment make him truly unique among his peers.

His work as a leading individual, family, child and couples’ therapist has been featured on PBS NOVA, ABC Prime Time Live, and NBC Bravo where he has been filmed doing psychotherapy with couples and individuals.

Author of many popular books including I am Right, You’re Wrong, Now What?; I am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!; When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to help without losing yourself; Being Single in a Couples’ World: How to be happily Single and Open to Love; Dr. Amador draws on thirty years of experience as a therapist, his personal story, and solid research when giving advice.

Currently a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York, over two decades he also served as a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University and Professor of Psychology at New York University.

His expertise has been called upon by government, industry and the broadcast and print media where he has appeared as a frequent expert for CNN, ABC News, NBC News, NBC Today Show Fox News Channel, CBS 60 Minutes, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmo, Wall Street Journal and many other national and international news outlets.

He is the Founder of the LEAP Institute. (see: for information about LEAP, his books, appearances and recent media/press).



Family to Family Begins May 30.

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COMING to Summit County

Ending the Silence

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is pleased to announce that it was the recipient of 2018 Peg’s Foundation Morgan Impact Award for Excellence in Partnering









Thank You Kevin Hines!

Kevin was the Keynote speaker for our NAMI Summit County Annual May Luncheon that was held on May 9

“It was the first millisecond, the first moment of free fall. I knew it was the worst mistake I ever made.” -Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines, Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller



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.

Began MAY 31 at Community Support Services, AKRON

Next session will begin on September 6th at Portage Path Behavioral Health

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 NAMI Connection held weekly at Choices Social Center every Tuesday from 2:30-4 PM.  See the calendar, or Meetings and Schedules tab for more information.


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.


change direction

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. Change Direction aims to place an emphasis on this largely undiscussed topic.

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

November 14, 2017

Together we have raised $88,000.00 for NAMI Summit County Programming!

Special thanks to our Sponsors, Team Captains, Walkers and Volunteers!

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation

Alkermes Pharmaceutical

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Community Support Services

County of Summit ADM Board

Klein’s Pharmacy

Portage Path Behavioral Health

United Healthcare Community Plan & Optum Health

Akron Children’s

AxessPointe Community Health Center

Buckeye Health Plan

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Blick Center

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

Ciccolini & Associates Co. LPA

Coleman Professional Services, Inc.

Fred and Penny Frese

GOJO Industries Inc

Greenleaf Family Center

Highland Springs Hospital

Minority Behavioral Health Group

Molina Healthcare


Oriana House


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