About NAMI SSW
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Family to Family
12 week education course for Friends and Family members of a person with a brain disorder.
Peer to Peer
9 week recovery based education program for persons with brain disorders
Crisis Intervention Training
40 hour training program for law enforcement personnel with an emphasis in de-escalation techniques
Saving Lives: Understanding Suicide and Depression
Currently offering presentations on suicide and depression, what they are and how to recognize it, as well as what to do when you encounter someone that is suicidal or depressed.
In Our Own Voice
IOOV is a presentation by consumers that creates awareness about what is involved in recovery from mental illness.
For information on any of these programs contact Melanie A. White at
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WE ARE CHANGING MINDS,
ONE STEP AT A TIME
About NAMI SSW
( National Alliance on Mental Illness)
1) We are about education, advocacy and support
2) Our local affiliate was founded in 1988
3) We are a United Way Member
Are you familiar with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness? It is the largest grassroots organization in the country and your local NAMI affiliate serves Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot Counties. NAMI’s mission is to provide support and education to family, friends and individuals affected by or living with someone with a mental illness including PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders. NAMI also works with local law enforcement, first responders and other agencies to provide education and support as well. Two educational programs that I feel are especially important to this community are the “QPR - SAVING LIVES” training, a talk about understanding suicide and depression. This training is currently being given at Terra State Community College in addition to other organizations.
The second is CIT or “Crisis Intervention Team” Training, a 40 hour training program for law enforcement personnel and first responders and trains them how to resolve a crisis using de-escalation techniques and education. This past year we have trained 58 law enforcement personnel in CIT. These are important and needed programs in our community.
Melanie White, Executive Director
NAMI SSW's Mission:
To provide, support, information, education and advocacy for anyone in Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties affected by mental illness
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428 Croghan Street, Fremont, OH 43420
Our services include: Support, Education & Advocacy
"Building a Community of Hope for Those Living with Mental Illness and Their Families".
Funding for NAMI SSW is paid in part by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky & Wyandot Counties. NAMI SSW is a Sandusky County United Way Member Agency, and is an Associate Member Agency of the Tiffin-Seneca United Way.
Fremont NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Every Monday, 2:00-3:30 pm.,
428 Croghan Street,
NAMI On Campus
3:30-5:00 pm, Bldg. A,
(call for the room #)
Terra State Community College,
NAMI Depression/Bipolar Support Group
Third Tuesday of the month,
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library,
77 Jefferson St.,
2nd Wednesday of the month,
428 Croghan Street,
3rd Saturday of the month,
Tiffin Developmental Center Administration Bldg. Conference Rm. 1, 600 N. River Rd.,
3rd Wednesday of the month,
Republic United Church of Christ,
312 S. Madison St.,
Republic, OH 44867
available by calling NAMI office
or toll free
Support Groups sponsored by other organizations
Survivors of Suicide
6pm-8pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at
Firelands in Tiffin.
Sandusky County Autism Family Support
6:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month at SANDO.
For more information please call Kay at
419-332-9296, Ext. 121
or the Autism Society of NW Ohio at