We are an organization comprised of families and consumers facing similar challenges. Find out more about the resources we have available.
We organize or work with other organizations to carry out a number of special projects in the region.
NAMI-Athens is composed mainly of folks in the Athens area whose families have been touched by mental illness. We have come together to help each other and our community.
Spring Family to Family Course 03/10/2015 - 05/26/2015


See bobcat tracks on the Ridges Cemeteries Nature Walk

Bobcats on the Ridges are very timid, but they can’t hide their tracks after a snow. Until changes in technology in farming and industry in the early twentieth century took away most incentives to cut… Read More

Nami’s 2015 Speaker Series

For a fifth consecutive year, NAMI Athens and the Friends of the Athens Public Library are teaming up to bring the Athens community some really super speakers. This year we are co-sponsoring five events. Time: … Read More

This year’s CIT training for police was a great success

From November 17th through the 21st NAMI was once again involved in Crisis Intervention training for regional police. With thirty trained this fall, the SE Ohio CIT committee has now trained a total of 310.… Read More

Another Stigma-busting Walk the Walk

2014 Walk the Walk for Mental Health Awareness                 In 2000, member of the Gathering Place Pete Wuscher hit upon the idea of holding a walk to counteract stigma against persons with mental illnesses and… Read More

Minipark for Weddings

   The Dairy Barn Entrance to the Ridges Nature Walk. From Brush, Vines and Litter to Minipark for Weddings. For almost fifteen years, the Ridges Cemeteries Committee and NAMI have worked to beautify and demystify… Read More