Event Calendar

Events for Friday, May 5, 2017

We’re in this Together: Integrating Mental Health & Addictive Services
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
NAMI Greater Cleveland will host its second annual conference on Friday, May 5, at the Holiday Inn in Independence. We're in this Together: Integrating Mental Health & Addictive Services is designed to assist professionals with the resources to better address the unique needs of individuals living with a dual diagnosis and help peers forge viable paths for treatment and recovery. Social workers/counselors, nurses and chemical dependency counselors are eligible for 5.0 CEUs.

Our Keynote Speaker for the conference is Robert Drake, M.D., Ph.D. who is the Andrew Thomson Professor of Psychiatry, Community and Family Medicine, and Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the former Director of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Dr. Drake will present an overview of best practices, skills and resources necessary for a successful integrated treatment program for individuals living with a dual diagnosis.

The conference panel includes a plenary session and four afternoon breakout sessions. State Representative Marlene Anielski, 6th District Ohio House will be the luncheon speaker.

For more information go to www.namigreatercleveland.org or call 216-875-0266.

Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131

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NAMI Greater Cleveland Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
NAMI Greater Cleveland will host its Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 5, at the Holiday Inn-Independence, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This year's Guest Speaker is State Representative Marlene Anielski 6th District Ohio House. Rep. Anielski has been a leading advocate for suicide prevention since joining the House in 2011, including sponsoring the "Jason Flatt Act, Ohio, in honor of Joseph Anielski" (HB 543, 129th General Assembly), designating September 10th as "Ohio Suicide Prevention Day" (HB 149, 130th General Assembly), and expanding access to suicide prevention programs on college campuses (HB 28, 131st General Assembly). Additionally, she voted for the most recent budget bill (HB 64), which appropriated $2 million for suicide prevention efforts.

Honorees include:
Michael Trzcinski of University Heights will receive The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award
John and Pat Chapman of Shaker Hts.: Mental Health Family Caregiver Award
Yesh Tikvah: Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award.
Dr. Susan Marasco, Director of the Education & Resource Center at May Dugan Center: Mental Health Provider Award.
The Centers for Families and Children: Eugene Brudno Memorial Organization Award.
Kate Proehl, DNP, PMHCNS-BC of The Centers for Family and Children: Mental Health Innovator Award.
Annella Fernandez: Mental Health Teen Award
William M. Denihan, Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County: Lifetime Achievement Award

For more information or to register, please contact Lisa Dellafiora at ldellafiora@namicleveland.org.

Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131

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Creative Connections
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free arts enrichment and socialization cafe to engage individuals affected by memory loss/dementia at the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation Studio. For individuals and their care partners (spouse, child, caregiver). Each session will include either music, dance, poetry, song, or TimeSlips storytelling. Pre-register by calling 440-414-0434, ext. 2
The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation Studio
26040 Detroit Rd. #3
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EXPLORE YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS! Spiritual Assembly Classroom
7:00 PM
An ongoing learning fellowship of mediums, healers, and students. Whether you are seasoned or new to exploring your spiritual gifts, please join us as we gather together to explore our inner potential and share messages of love, hope, and healing. For more information please visit www.mscc2015.weebly.com or call 216-538-0489. This will be ongoing starting on Friday, May 5th. Please consult our web site to confirm dates and times. Your $10 donation goes directly to benefit the Memorial Spiritual Church Restoration Fund!
Memorial Spiritual Church
19204 Pawnee Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44119
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Creating a World that Works for All: A New Perspective, with Shariff Abdullah
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
International peacemaker Shariff Abdullah shares a vision for the 21st century that will enable us to meet social, cultural, political, ecological, and spiritual crises and transform our communities, nation, and world.
Unity Spiritual Center Westlake, 23855 Detroit Road, off I-90 just west of Clague Road.
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