Programs

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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!

 
Peer Programs

Peer-to-Peer
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.

Morning Classes: Dates & Times: Thursdays, Sept. 22nd - Nov. 10th, 10 am - 12 pm
Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45480

Evening Classes: 
Dates & Times:  Tuesdays, Sept. 20th - Nov. 8th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45480

Connection Recovery Support Group
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led support group for individuals living with mental health conditions. Must be 18+ to attend. No registration necessary.
 
Dates & Times:
Tuesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 am
Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45480

1st and 3rd Thursdays every month, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45480

Men's Connection Recovery Support Group is a peer-led support group for individuals living with mental health conditions. This group creates an outlet for individuals experiencing the stigma of being a male with mental health struggles. Must be 18+ to attend. No registration necessary.

Dates & Times: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45480

Peer Activity Nights
Craft Night is an opportunity for peers to connect with one another while having fun. While our crafts are not mental health related themes, we believe that mental health can be improved through many nontraditional outlets. Must be 18+ to attend. 

Dates & Times: 1st
 and 3rd Friday every month, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45480 
Registration required.

Arts Night is an opportunity for peers to connect with one another through the arts.  Bring your art, music, or writing projects to work on or share your favorite works.  No talent necessary.  Must be 18+ to attend.  No registration required.

Dates & Times:  4th Friday of every month, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:  305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45840


 

Program Registration

Register here

Questions? Call 567-301-2101
or email info@namihancockcounty.org
 

Family Members & Loved Ones

Basics

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.

Dates & Times:  Wednesdays, Sept. 21st - Oct. 26th, 6 - 8:30 pm

Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45840

Family-to-Family
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.

Dates & Times:  Mondays, Sept. 19th - Nov. 7th, 6 - 8:30 pm

Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45840

Family Support Group
Family Support Group is a peer-led program open to individuals with a loved one living with mental health conditions. Must be 18+ to attend. No registration necessary.

Dates & Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45840

 
Youth Programs
KidShop!

NAMI KidShop is a free, activity-based workshop designed to help children understand the importance of positive mental health. Children will have the opportunity to learn about mental health, practice healthy coping skills, and connect with peers that live similar experiences. This program is open to elementary and middle school aged youth that are learning to manage their mental health or have loved ones affected by mental illness.

Dates & Time: Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, September 8th - May 18th (No sessions on school closures)

Location: 305 W Hardin St, Findlay, OH 45840

Registration required

​YouthMOVE

YouthMOVE is a youth-led program devoted to improving services and systems to support youth inclusion, mental wellness, positive supports, and healthy transition. Our mission is to empower and unite the voices of youths and young adults who have lived experience in various systems – including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

Dates & Time: 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: The LOFT 129 E Crawford St, Findlay, OH 45840

Registration required

 
Presentations & Trainings
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 learn more or to register.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. This course introduces common mental health challenges and teachers a 5-step action plan for how to help adults in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

 

All classes are in person and require the completion of 2-hour, online pre-work.

Next training: September 23rd, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Register now to hold your spot!

Looking to host a training for a group? Email brittany@namihancockcounty.org.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

All classes are in person and require the completion of 2-hour, online pre-work. 

Next training: TBA

Looking to host a training for a group? Email brittany@namihancockcounty.org.