What We Do
Of the approximately 74,300 residents in our county, as many as 14,860 may be diagnosed with a mental health condition such as bipolar, major depression, schizophrenia, or post traumatic stress disorder. NAMI Hancock County offers FREE educational support services to anyone dealing with a mental health condition, ages 8 and up. We also offer support groups for individuals living with someone who has mental health conditions. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, our programs are provided FREE of charge to the community. All of our groups and classes are peer-led by individuals that are living with a mental health condition or has a family member with a mental health condition.
What can NAMI do for you? Educate, offer support, advocate, give you a voice, create awareness, help you grow, fight the fear, form friendships, create connections, share a promise, silence the stigma and experience recovery.
Check out our programs below!
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for caregivers of youth experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. This program covers facts about mental health conditions and how best to support youths at home, at school, and when they're getting medical care.
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To register for Basics OnDemand visit: nami.org/basics
In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice is a free outreach program consisting of informational presentations about mental health conditions from people with lived experiences providing personal testimonials, short videos, and time for audience questions and discussion. Contact us to find out more about this program or to register.
NAMI Family-to-Family is an 8-session educational program for family, partners, friends, and significant others of adults living with a mental health condition. The course is designed to help all loved-ones understand and support someone living with a mental health condition, while maintaining their own well-being.
YouthMOVE is a monthly youth-led group devoted to improving services and systems to support youth inclusion, mental wellness, positive supports and healthy transition. YouthMOVE empowers youth to advocate for themselves and live healthy, meaningful lives. This is provided in partnership with FOCUS and The Family Resource Center.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an 8-session recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with a mental health condition.
Connection Recovery Support Group
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led support group for individual's living with mental health conditions. Groups are held on the first and third Thursday each month from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm at the NAMI office; 306 N. Blanchard Street Findlay, OH. Must be 18+ to attend. No registration necessary.
Family Support Group
Family Support Group is a peer-led program open to individuals with a loved one living with mental health conditions. Join us the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 6pm - 7:30pm at the NAMI office; 306 N. Blanchard Street Findlay, OH. Must be 18+ to attend. No registration necessary.
NAMI Hancock County presents KidShop!, an innovative, activity-based program for children in 3rd grade through 8th grade whose lives have been impacted by a mental health diagnosis or has a loved one with a mental health condition. KidShop! is FREE to attend.