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National Alliance on Mental Illness
Providing Support, Education, and Advocacy on Mental Illness in Wood County


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NAMI Education Series

NAMI Education Series is a program designed to better inform those who have or know someone affected by mental illness. How do we do that? By hostng and offering several presentations to our community!


  • Hearts and Minds

    • A program designed to encourage, teach, and promote a healthy lifestyle for the mind and body.

    • People who live with mental illness are often at higher risk for heart risk factors such as cigarette smoking, obesity, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and hypertension (high blood pressure)- all of which can be made worse by some antipsychotic medications. Much of that risk is preventable: knowledge is power.Certainly, living with mental illness can be quite a challenge already. NAMI Hearts & Minds offers a wealth of information. You do not need to figure this all out at once - NAMI Hearts & Minds will show you how to take it one step at a time. You are worthy of a happy, healthy and long life. Knowing the risks will help you make informed choices that can make that happen. When you are ready to work on one of these areas, focus and get going. 
  • Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

    •  Focusing on improving physical and mental health.

    • Tai Chi, Chair Aerobics, and MORE!
  • In Our Own Voice
    • NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions.
    • presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to live with a mental health condition.
  • Ending The Silence
    • NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.
    • This program is for Middle and High School Students
    • COMING SOON! Endng The Silence for School Staff and Ending the Silence for Families


Other topics/presentations have included:

  • Guardianships in Wood County
  • How to find help
  • Medicaid expansion
  • Advocacy
  • Eating Disorders

Why You Should Attend 

The road to recovery can sometimes be a scary one with many unknown or confusing factors. Our goal is to provide information that makes this path easier to navigate. 

Meetings are held at a variety of locations. Details will be announced closer to the time of the event on our Facebook page, website and our newsletters.


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