SUPPORT, EDUCATION, AND ADVOCACY
Bringing Mental Illness Out of the Shadows Event
Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, will be a Keynote speaker at the Bringing Mental Illness out of the Shadows event on Tuesday, July 19th during the Republican National Convention. This event is hosted by NAMI Ohio in collaboration with Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, The Woodruff Foundation, NAMI National, NAMI of Greater Cleveland, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, Murtis Taylor Community Mental Health Center, The Magnolia Clubhouse, and others.
Speaker Gingrich will be joined by other national and state policy leaders, as well as mental health leaders, to talk about the need to develop meaningful mental health reforms that provide for those in need, ensure our veterans are cared for, and combat the suicide crisis in our country. Current statistics paint a picture of our nation’s struggling mental health system. Today, the suicide rate is the highest it has been in 30 years. Nearly 60% of adults and 50% of youth ages 8-15 with mental health conditions do not receive treatment. Untreated mental illness has the ability to affect all aspects of life, including whether a young person graduates high school or ends up in jail.
NAMI Ohio Non-Discrimination Policy
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI offers support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental health conditions. NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness.
NAMI Ohio adheres to and carries out its mission based on the belief that mental illness is a non-discriminatory illness that effects everyone inclusive of all races, socio-economic classes, ages, cultures, ethnicities and genders. We embrace a non-discrimination policy that states, “..shall not discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, language, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, education, religion, faith, socio-economic status or lived experience.”
NAMI Ohio takes our non-discrimination policy very seriously and works for diversity and inclusiveness in all we do.
NAMI Ohio denounces any remarks made via messages on our Facebook page that are in conflict with our firm stance on non-discrimination and inclusiveness. While respecting the individual freedom of speech provided to everyone through the United States Constitution Bill of Rights, we also respect the rights of all to be treated equally and fairly. NAMI Ohio does not welcome or condone such discriminatory language and opinions on our Facebook or other public forums. Such remarks will be deleted and users who proclaim discriminatory positions will be blocked.
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