Strides for Mental Health is a 5K walk to bring mental health awareness. Strides will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the VA Medical Center. For more information and to register, visit this page.

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Samaritan Behavioral Health-CrisisCare

(937) 224-4646: This is for a mental health crisis or referral to a community behavioral health center in Montgomery County

Suicide Prevention Center Hotline

(937) 229-7777 and 800-320-HELP

ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services) Board for Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services - (937) 433-0416

Community Mental Health Resources

Public Health of Montgomery County Center for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Services (CADAS) 461-5223

The Castle 433-3931

Daybreak, Inc. 395-4600

DayMont Behavioral Health Care, Inc. 222-8111

Eastway Corporation 496-2000

Family Service Association for the Deaf 222-9481

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley (Medicaid treatment services) 461-4800

Life Essentials, Inc. 586-0545

Lighthouse Youth Services 586-0435

Mahajan Therapeutics 275-1500

Miami Valley Housing Opportunities, Inc. 263-4449

Miracle Clubhouse (937) 528-6415

Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities 837-9200

Nova House Association, Inc. 253-1680

PLACES, Inc. 461-4300

Project C.U.R.E., Inc. 262-3500

Project Impact-Dayton, Inc. 222-5683

Samaritan Behavioral Health Inc. 276-8333

Samaritan Behavioral Health-CrisisCare 224-4646

Senior Resource Connection 223-8246

Sinclair Community College Office of Disability Services 512-5113

South Community Inc. 293-8300

Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. 226-0818

Unified Health Solutions, Inc. 220-6600

Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach 276-2176

Woman Line 223-3446

Wright State University Consumer Advocacy Program/CAM 222-2400

Area Hospitals

Access Hospital - 256-7801

Good Samaritan Hospital 734-2612

Grandview Hospital - 723-3200

Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center - 534-4600

Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center 534-4600

Miami Valley Hospital 208-2536




NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 and a half hours. Classes may be offered weekly for six consecutive weeks, or may be offered twice per week for three weeks to accommodate the hectic schedules of parents. All instruction materials are FREE to participants.


Family-to-Family Education Program

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses.) The course is taught by trained family members. Registration for this program is required. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to family education
  • Symptoms of schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder; getting through critical periods of crisis
  • Subtypes of depression and bipolar disorder; panic disorder and OCD; telling our stories
  • Basics about brain biology and the causes of brain disorders
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Medication review
  • Empathy: Inside mental illness
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Self-care
  • Rehabilitation; Making choices for recovery
  • Fighting stigma; Advocacy
  • Evaluation, certification, and celebration



KidShop is our free program for children in 1st to 12th grade. We run two separate programs:

  • Children who do not have a mental health diagnosis themselves but have a sibling or parent with a diagnosis
  • Children that do have a mental health diagnosis.

This program runs the first Saturday of every month starting at 10 AM and running until 2 PM. Lunch is provided at no cost to the participant.



Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer-to-Peer consists of 10, two-hour sessions taught by a team of two trained "mentors" who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. Registration is required for participation in this course.

Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources including:

  • An Advance Directive
  • Relapse Prevention Plan
  • Overview of the Brain
  • More knowledge into various diagnoses
  • Mindfulness Exercises
  • Survival Skills for working with providers
  • Chance to tell your story
  • Other patterns of relating to family and friends



Progression is a six week educational course for teens 13 to 18 that have a mental health diagnosis. Progression starts in February of 2016.

This course will cover the topics:

  • Emotional stages of recovery
  • Recovery and progression
  • Stigma
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Self-medication
  • Safety plans
  • Types of doctors and treatments
  • Helping loved ones understand
  • Recognizing early warning signs and patterns
  • Medications and coping with side effects
  • Tools for recovery
  • Mindfulness
  • Thinking about the future
  • and more...

Progression is offered free of charge but pre-registration is required. There is an application and interview process to verify that this program is appropriate for the individual.

Progression is taught by peers, that have mental health diagnosis and are now living in recovery. The course meets weekly for six weeks.


NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.