What is NAMI?

NAMI is America's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness.

How can NAMI help me?

NAMI provides local education classes and support groups for consumers, friends, family members, and significant others.

NAMI activities: 

Scheduled classes/group sessions dates and times are as follows:

Connections(for consumers):

2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:00 PM, Grace United Methodist Church 1725 Drexel Ave, Warren, Ohio

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:00 PM, Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown, Ohio

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave, Youngstown, Ohio (This is a group for people who are dually - diagnosed.)

Family Support Groups(for families):

1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM, Girard Library, 105 E Prospect St, Girard, Ohio

2nd Tuesday every month, 6:00 PM, Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown, Ohio

The Family To Family and Peer To Peer classes are also offered.  Schedule to be provided when available. 

For information about NAMI MV, that serves residents of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, please contact Hope Haney at:

330-727-9268 or staff@namimv.org


Family to Family Education Program

What is NAMI's Family-to-Family Program?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Here in the Valley, two classes per year are taught, one beginning in January and one beginning in September.

What does the course include?

To see if this program is offered near you, contact your local and state NAMI affiliates.





Basics Education Program

Basics is an eight-week education program designed to foster learning, healing and empowerment among families of children with emotional/mental/neurobiological disorders. This course is similar to the Family-to-Family education program in structure and goals, with each week of the curriculum dedicated to a particular aspect of having a child with a mental illness. Topics covered include: understanding your child's diagnosis; developing family coping skills; counseling and therapy; medications; special educational needs; and juvenile justice and child protection agencies. Guidance on locating appropriate support and services within the community and obtaining better mental health services as well as advocacy for appropriate federal and state policies are also included. To find out more about the course visit the NAMI Ohio website or contact the affiliate.

To see if this program is offered near you, contact your local and state NAMI affiliates.




Peer to Peer Education Program

NAMI Peer to Peer is a free 10 session course for adults living with mental health challenges.  Peer to Peer provides recovery-focused education in a setting that emphasizes respect, encouragement, hope and sincere uncritical acceptance.

This course is:

NAMI Peer to Peer Educational courses cover:

Classes fill up quickly so call 330-727-9268 to register or email us at: staff@namimv.org.

We are the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Mahoning Valley and we ARE the local voice of mental illness!

NAMI needs group faciltators in Trumbull County