Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research (NBCR): Local Advocacy Organizations

Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research provides access to most promising new medical and psychiatric treatment options. Located in North Canton, Ohio, founder and CEO Shishuka Malhotra M.D., a Board Certified Psychiatrist, runs both a clinical practice along with a cutting-edge research facility. With over 18 years of research experience, and 20 years of clinical, Dr. Malhotra is passionate about the work she does and works daily as an advocate for mental health.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental health conditions.

We are happy to work with you, but want to provide you with additional support options. Below, you will find information on local advocacy organizations where you and your loved ones can find support services and education.

NBCR Local Advocacy Organizations:

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Since 1953, Mental Health America of Licking County has been dedicated to responding to the community and its mental health and wellness needs, empowering people to live healthy lives and achieve their full potential. What we do: educate the community about mental health issues, prevention strategies and available resources. Let us know how we can help!

MHA Ohio supports the Central Ohio community by offering mental health services that may not otherwise be accessible.  We believe in inclusivity and work with ALL individuals and their families through each step on the path to wellness, from making initial referrals, to providing free mental health services, to helping maintain stability and productivity once they are achieved.

MHA of Licking County
65 Messimer Drive, Unit 3
Newark, OH 43055
Phone:  (740) 522-1341

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Stark County is a group of volunteers whose lives have been touched by mental illness personally or professionally.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of people in Stark County who have been touched by mental illness through NAMI public education and information; family and consumer peer education and support; advocacy on behalf  of people living with mental illness and for  the health  of our community; and visible public events that raise funds  and awareness.

Our Programs Serve 3 Core Populations:

  • Family members having an adult loved one with mental illness;
  • Adults with mental illness;
  • Parents of children/adolescents with behavioral health issues

NAMI Stark County (OH)
121 Cleveland Ave. S.W.
Canton, OH 44702
Tel: 330 455-6264


This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is directly affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at  Thank you!