APRIL NEWSLETTER
NEW PROGRAM ALERT
We are so excited to be able to offer a new program to the community! NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar.

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.
  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

Join us for our first presentation of this program on Tuesday, May 14th from 6-8 pm at the Madison Public Library (6111 Middle Ridge Road)

This program is also available to community partners, individuals, businesses and organizations who want to learn more about Mental Heatlh! Please contact pam@namilake.org if you would like to schedule a training with your team!
Lake County Community Resident Survey
Lake County General Health District, in conjunction with Lake Health, is currently conducting a joint community health assessment process, in order to identify the health needs of Lake County residents. As your opinion is essential to this process, the following survey has been prepared, and your response would be greatly appreciated.


This link will expire 30 days after April 2n d.
Board Member Corner
Quarterly we will be highlighting a member of our Board of Directors so that the members and our supporters can get to know our team!

This month we feature Sara Tackett. Sara is a member who joined the board in February and we are so grateful to have her! Want to get to know Sara better? Read on!

A native of North Perry, Sara attended Perry High School and graduated in 2006. She studied English and theatre at Baldwin Wallace College and received her juris doctorate from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2013. Since being admitted to practice law, Sara has worked in the private sector representing businesses, families, and individuals in a wide variety of civil litigation. She currently works as an assistant public defender for Lake County. 

Outside of work, Sara is actively involved in her community. She serves on the board of the Perry Foundation, awarding scholarships and low- and no-interest loans to graduates of Perry High. She previously served as secretary and director of legal affairs for The Unionville Tavern Preservation Society and as a trustee for the Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association. In her spare time, she performs and choreographs musicals for the Geauga Lyric Theatre Guild in Chardon and other local theatres. She currently lives in Mentor. She is very excited and tremendously grateful to be joining the Board of Directors and looks forward to helping to change how the world sees mental health. 
We are kicking off our 2019 NAMIWalk this year with all kinds of exciting changes!

The event is now a 5K and we have an amazing website for registration and fundraising/ donations!

This year's walk will start at Mentor Civic Ampitheater on Saturday, August 17th. For more details or to register, please click on the logo above!