For Community Members

In Programs by NAMI Wood County

For individuals living in Bowling Green and surrounding areas, we offer a variety of educational presentations and trainings on mental health related topics.

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 hosting and offering several presentations to our community!

NAMI Education Series are offered 2-3 throughout the year. Typically, they are 90-120 minutes during the evening. We also offer presentations to schools, businesses, and other organizations. If you are interested in a presentation or training for your organization, please visit our request a speaker page. We also offer webinars on various mental health topics. To request the link for the webinar, click on the button and fill out the registration.

What To Expect:

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment, and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.


4-Day Training for Law Enforcement

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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.


1-Day Conference For Community Members and Clinicians

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NAMI Mental Health Conference Series is an annual conference hosted for clinicians and community members to come together and learn more about topics relating to mental health. Past topics have included: Resiliency, Medication, Cultural Considerations, and more!

Faith Net

Network of NAMI Members and Faith Leaders

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NAMI FaithNet is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness. 


Campus Organization at Bowling Green State University

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NAMI on Campus BGSU works with NAMI NationalNAMI OhioNAMI Wood County, and other mental health organizations to provide students with crucial mental health information and support resources. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led clubs that tackle mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports and advocating.