What We Do
Of the approximately 74,300 residents in our county, as many as 14,860 may be diagnosed with a serious brain disorder 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 illness, ages four 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.
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 a 12-session educational program for family, partners, friends, and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support someone living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.
Teen program coming soon!
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 mental illness.
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 2nd 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.