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Family to Family Begins September 6. Registration is full. Please contact us to add your name to our winter course.

Peer to Peer began July 12 class full- please contact us to register for the next session.


NAMIWalks Summit County October 20th at the Stile Athletic Field House at The University of Akron

 289 S. Union Street, Akron


Walk Day Instructions:

Free Parking: Park in Lot 10 (off Spicer St)

Enter Field House from Lot 10 through garage doors at rear

Check in begins at 8:30

Program at 9:30

Walk begins promptly at 10:00 (3 miles= 2x around course). 

Rain or Shine!  

We will walk around the track indoors if weather is inclement.



Team Captains

Please make sure that all of your team members have registered either electronically through the website, or through our paper registration pamphlets.

Pick a time and meeting place to meet your team members. Arrange to get your team photo taken under the NAMIWalks Arch.

Place all paper registration forms and offline donations in your Team Captain envelope and check in at registration for your entire team. Receive tshirts for your team members who have raised $100.00 or more.

Distribute tshirts to those who have raised $100.00 or more. 


Walkers registered on a team-

Find your team captain. Have a designated time and meeting place.

Your team captain will check you in at registration and give you your NAMIWalks t shirt if you have raised more than $100.00.


Walkers registered individually (not registered with a team)

Check in at registration and receive a NAMIWalks tshirt if you have raised more than $100.00


Some of our festivities 

Giveaways:get your NAMIWalks Temporary Tatoos. Visit our sponsor tables in the center of the Field House.

 Kids:  Make sure to stop by for pumpkin painting at the Kids table!  Take your pumpkin home with you! Free fall crafts and giveaways while supplies last.

 91.3 THE SUMMIT will provide broadcasting and music at the Walk-what better way to bring attention to our mission-Thank You Garrett Hart!

Choices Social Center will provide fresh pastries and Krispy Kreme Donuts at the food table

Starbucks Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Tea also at the food table

 Dogs are permitted on the Walk route but are not permitted in the Field House

(Service Dogs are permitted in the Field House)


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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

Call 330-252-1188 to register



 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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