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October 2016

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Join NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties for a special event this week!

THIS TUESDAY, October 11th:
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry
College of Medicine, The Ohio State University
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is a nationally & internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, and health and wellness, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences on these topics.

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
East Wing Community Room 165
7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035

October 11th, 6:30 PM

Registration is encouraged as space is limited. 
To register, email or use the website form here.  

You don't want to miss this event!
Let's Talk About the Elephant in the Room
Did you see the End the Stigma Elephant at Delaware First Friday?

Volunteers dressed as elephants attended the Downtown Delaware First Friday event on October 7th to draw attention to the need to "address the elephant in the room: mental illness.

Check out these statistics that paint a picture of mental illness in America: 
  • 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness
  • Only 40% of adults receive the mental health care they need
  • ½ of all mental illnesses begin by age 14
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the country
Mental illness affects nearly everyone, yet it is rarely talked about.

We can start the conversation. By talking about mental illness, we can end the stigma and make mental health care a priority.

Here are some simple ways to get involved: Join the movement and help NAMI bring those affected by mental illness out of the shadows!
Monthly Support Groups
If you are a family member or individual struggling with mental illness, check out our support groups. These are offered free of charge and allow peers to connect with one another, sharing difficulties and successes in a respectful, relaxed environment.

We're thrilled to offer our programs and support groups to the public and we hope you'll join us, or forward this newsletter to someone who may benefit.

It may feel like you are alone when affected by mental illness. Many of us have felt that way in the past.

Whether you're an individual living with a mental illness or a family member, remember NAMI Delaware and Morrow Counties is here for you


"Depression and Anxiety in Children & Teens: What Every Parent Should Know"
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
October 11th, 6:30PM

Connection-Recovery Support Group
at Maryhaven 
October 13th, 11:30-1 PM

Family Support Group 
at our Location
October 18th, 6:30-8 PM

Connection-Recovery Support Group
at our Location 
October 27th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Delaware & Morrow Counties

We're the local affiliate of NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. 

560 Sunbury Road
Suites 11 & 12
Delaware, OH  43015

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(740) 815-1767
Thank You to our Funders:
Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
Delaware County Healthcare Foundation
United Way
NAMI Delaware and Morrow Counties is a 501.c.3 charitable organization. 
Your donation helps provide support, education, and advocacy to people living in Delaware and Morrow counties. 
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