FREE 12-week course for caregivers, friends, and loved ones of those suffering from a mental illness.

Topics include Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and various other brain disorders.

Classes are FREE, but please call or e-mail to register so we have enough material on hand for all participants.

What: Chatfield Family-to-Family Class
When: To Be Determined
Where: Chatfield Pietist Church
  3535 Chatfield Center Rd.
Chatfield, Ohio
(419) 284-3873 or             (419) 563-6135
What: Marion Family-to-Family Class
When: To Be Determined
Where: ADAMH Board Office
  142 South Prospect St.
Marion, Ohio

CONTACT Sharon/Mick:
(740) 251-7127 
(740) 251-7182

Please mention "NAMI Family-to-Family Classes" when e-mailing or calling.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life and ensure dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness, and offer support to their families and close friends.

About NAMI of Marion and Crawford Counties

NAMI Marion/Crawford Counties had its first meeting in 1995. It was started by the late Bernie Schell and her husband Ed, who had just moved from Dayton where they had been very active in NAMI. It was incorporated in 1996.

Bernie, who was a formidable advocate, served as the local NAMI President and helped Ohio to become the largest Family-to-Family class provider. She served on the Ohio and National NAMI boards as well. We are still a small grassroots organization, looking for more volunteers to help us expand our services. Classes and support groups are now reaching Marion and Crawford Counties, with more in Crawford County, than offered in the past. At the present time, we are working toward certification, as are all local groups.

Board Members

Carol Becker

Bill Becker

Sally Higgins

Carol Lantz

Mark Light

Michelle Roberts

Mick Smith

Sharon Smith

Paul Tyree


About NAMI Ohio

NAMI Ohio (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio) was created in 1982 by a small, dedicated group of family members to provide mutual support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by serious brain disorders. Over the years, our membership has expanded to include family members, mental health consumers and providers, community mental health boards, mental health organizations and other supporters.

As a grassroots organization advocating for mental health issues, NAMI Ohio has an outstanding history of affecting public policy and legislation regarding care and resources for persons with serious mental illness. NAMI Ohio members testify before the General Assembly, educate business and education leaders, and sit on state planning and advisory committees, Community Mental Health Boards, and various task forces. NAMI Ohio's network of 55 local affiliates plays an active role providing support, education, and advocacy on a local level.