Top Ten Ways You Can Help Advocate for Mental Illness
- Send letters or emails to community agencies, the OH Legislature, Congress, etc. in regard to mental health services or mental health funding. Also phone calls can be made. NAMI Clermont County can assist you with this!
- Participating in the NAMI Family-to-Family Class. The more you know, the more you’ll grow. Education is wealth and power!
- Walking in the NAMI Clermont County Wellness Walk on October 8, 2011.
- Joining NAMI – Clermont County so that we can continue our mission of offering help and hope through support, education and advocacy.
- Collaborating with your loved one’s doctor, therapist, and/or case manager. You are your loved one’s best advocate!
- Speaking to local groups or individuals in regard to mental illness. The more we talk – the less stigma there will be – so that those who need help will seek treatment.
- As defined by Eleanor Roosevelt as, “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
- Attending NAMI’s monthly education programs on the 3rd Monday of every month, 7:30 pm, at Union Township Civic Center, Queen City Room A, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245. Caring and Sharing Support Group begins at 6:30 pm.
- Volunteering with NAMI (either from home or in the NAMI – CC office).
- The first person who calls with the tenth item, wins a prize!!
President Obama supports Mental Health.
Click here to read about his support.
Legislative Action Center
Follow this link to NAMI National's Legislative Action Center. You can review and take action on current issues directly from NAMI's web site.