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:

NAMI Connection:

Every Wednesday 2:30-3:30 pm  @ The Community Center  1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, Ohio

Every Second and Fourth Thursday 6:00 pm @ Alta Care  142 Javit Court, Youngstown, OH

Every First and Third Monday 6:00 pm  @ Homes for Kids  165 East Park Avenue, Niles, OH

NAMI Family Support Group:

First Thursday of every month 11:00 am @ The Girard Library  105 East Prospect St., Girard, OH

Second Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm @ Alta Care 142 Javit Court, Youngstown, OH

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