NAMI FC Got Talent

NAMI FC's Got Talent

Amaze and Inspire with your Extra ordinary Gift

How to Join


Nominees must be at least 18 years of age


The individuals name, phone number and email address.


How you are connected to NAMI Franklin County (if applicable)


A short bio and photo of the nominee, and why they are being nominated


Pictures, websites, links, etc. to show the individuals talent


Tell us how your talent can help the mental health community

Each month we will post the winner of the star search in our monthly newsletter. So come on, show us what you’re working with.

We will also be displaying the winners achievements on the site and all other platforms.

We all know who Dr. King is, the other portrait is actually of the father of the artist. The father (now passed on) and mother ran NAMI Franklin County before Rachelle so I thought that was very fitting.

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This Month's Featured Talent

December’s talent search Shining Star award goes to Laurita Barber!

Laurita’s own mental health journey has led her to become a mental health advocate.  She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2002 and worked until 2010 until she could no longer work due to complications of MS.  Laurita thought she would never work again, but God had a different plan for her life.

She was introduced to NAMI Franklin County in 2012 and has found her home there. She serves the community by teaching and training for NAMI Franklin County.  Laurita is also a veteran; she served with the 838th Military Police Company in Youngstown Ohio from 1982 until 1986.

Laurita has many talents, but the one she is most humbled by is her most recent accomplishments of becoming a Certified Aromatherapist, starting a business called Earth’s Extract, and launching a website. Laurita stated her greatest desire is to help her community by helping people heal mentally, emotionally and physically. “A lot of us, too many of us, spend too much of our lives in pain. Often times the pain is so debilitating that we can find ourselves stuck for months, years, and even decades. If I can serve people by helping them to feel better by sharing my gifts with them, then I am truly humbled.”

For more information contact Laurita at or visit the website at

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