NEWS and EVENTSNAMI Athens' Participation in NAMI Ohio's Successful Meeting with Governor
On December 12, the Board of Trustees of NAMI Ohio became the first group from a non-profit organization to be given a formal reception at the Governor’s Mansion by Governor Kasich. The two the family members selected by NAMI Ohio CEO Terry Russell to speak for NAMI families were Athens NAMI members Janet Polzer and Anne Walker. The governor seemed to be very receptive to what they said. Indeed, though he did not mention the fact that he has a brother with schizophrenia, the governor, who so far has spared the mental health budget in recent budget cuts, said he understands the pain that families of loved ones with mental illnesses face.