Do you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with, or
whom you feel might have, a mental illness? Or, are you, yourself, on a journey to recovery? Don't suffer in silence or try to go it alone. There is hope. NAMI Athens can help. We are an organization comprised of families and consumers facing similar challenges. We've been through it.
The resources listed below are for you (click for more information).
To quickly get advice or support - non-judgmental and in confidence - call us at
(740)593-7424 or, if you prefer, email us at
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Free Night Courses for Loved ones/Parents of adults or children with mental illness and
for persons in recovery from mental illness.
Family Support meetings:
Support group for persons with adult loved ones with mental
Guide to Professional Services
How do you know where to start? Medical / insurance / government -- whose job is it to help me (and why do I feel so lost)? This is not yet online, but you can still call us! Reach us at (740)593-7424.
Ohio's Medicaid program
for general information. For specific information about
Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD), click
MBIWD Income Guidelines are
Heathcare, Inc - Family Health Care in the Plains provides
mental health services to consumers with payment on a sliding
scale according to income. More information is available
Free or inexpensive
prescription drugs for the uninsured - The pharmaceutical companies
will provide free drugs for needy persons.
To apply directly, go to
If you would
like assistance for the $12/ prescription, go to
and click on the Enrollment link at the top of the page.
comprehensive listing of the available Prescription Assistance
Programs (PAPs) programs from drug companies throughout the
United States, click
Bereavement Support Group - For those survivors who share a
common sorrow in having lost someone to suicide.
More . . .
- Over 100 Conversations from Studio B with
persons in recovery, specialists, authors, etc., covering the major mental
disorders such as Borderline Personality, Tourette's, Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Postpartum disorder. Listen
to them via your computer.
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN HELP YOU
Tri-County Mental Health & Counseling Services
317 Board's Network of Care
The web site lists various mental health services in the area.
United Appeal of Athens County
helps people meet their basic needs
and provides assistance to county health and human service
for more information.
The Gathering Place
A community-based organization that helps and encourages persons who are struggling with a mental illness.
Athens Photographic Project
Click for more information.
Appalachian Behavioral Health Care
Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH)
(Toll-free bridge line for consumers and families)
See a story
about support received from the Athens Foundation that helps
make the free courses possible:
Grant: May 2011