Local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Butler County provides educational meetings, support groups, and social events for people with mental illness and their families. Each year, NAMI Butler County also conducts a NAMI Walk which brings awareness to mental illness and raises support for the local NAMI chapter.
NAMI is a national organization dedicated to providing a wide range of services to families living with mental illness, including support, casino education, advocacy at the federal, state and local levels, as well as support for services.
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) is the statewide organization that represents the interests of all of Ohio’s county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Boards at the state level.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.
Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
We serve people facing the challenge of addiction and mental health by making improvements to the cost and effectiveness of the care delivery system. Between patients and caring help lies a canyon of paperwork and burdensome processes. NIATx helps payers and behavioral health care providers remove those barriers to treatment and recovery.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Heroin use in Butler and surrounding counties is not only on the rise, but it's taking lives at unprecedented levels. Let's face it. We are in this together and only WE can stop the Heroin epidemic.
Changing the Conversation We want people to know and understand that:
- Mental illness and addiction are chronic diseases.
- Both mental illness and addiction can be successfully treated: Treatment Works and People Recover.
- Recovery is to be celebrated. Individuals in recovery become active and contributing members of their communities.