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MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS TOUR 2016

6:00 PM Thursday July 28th  •  Big Four Bridge

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Don’t miss an opportunity to join NAMI Louisville in support of the Mental Illness Awareness (MIA) Tour.  Coming to Louisville on Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m., three young men behind the nationwide Tour will gather under the “Disc” of the Big Four Bridge to discuss eradicating the stigma of mental Read More

    We’ve sent 20,000 messages to Congress to urge them to reform mental health care.

    We need to send 20,000 more.

    Congress needs to see perfectly clearly how important mental health care is to our country. Congress doesn’t need glasses to see 20/20—it needs your advocacy.

    Contact Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, two House Committee leaders who will help decide the future of health care reform, and urge them to move comprehensive mental health reform (HR 2646) forward.

    With your help, the Read More

    Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.

    Why is it Read More

    Long-awaited improvements in insurance coverage for mental conditions and addictions are expected to become more widely available this year as a result of two major steps that the Obama administration has taken.

    The president’s signature Affordable Care Act includes mental health care and substance abuse treatment among its Read More

    Step Forward for Mental Health Walk – Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Raising funds for education, support and advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental illness

    Click Here to Sign Up, Register a Team, or Donate!

    Between now and the end of June, please sign up as a team captain and urge a friend to Step Forward and do the same. Let’s try to get 15 captains in 15 days. Together, we can show others they are not alone.

    Your Read More

    Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at menial jobs when my symptoms were quiet. Following my last psychiatric hospitalization at the age of 28, I was encouraged by a doctor to Read More

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