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July 12, 2017

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Recently, Will Russell, a friend of NAMI Louisville and founder of the Lebowski Fest wrote a piece for The Courier Journal discussing his experience and recovery with bipolar disorder. Please click here to read his article. NAMI Louisville’s Executive Director, Jean Henry,  wrote an op-ed praising Russell’s courage which can be read here.

We are so grateful to those who bravely share their experiences and are very proud to support them.

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     Scott, Donna, 68, of Louisville passed away, Saturday July 1, 2017. She will be missed by many in the community.

     

    Donna held a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and was the director at Christ Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten for 32 years. She especially loved the children and influenced many lives over the past three decades. She held a position on the NAMI Board and headed up a social club at Bridgehaven for the mentally ill, where she also conducted Read More

    NAMI Louisville is excited to announce three new Family-to-Family classes starting in June. These 12-week classes are free and open to close friends and family members of people living with mental illness. Registration is now open and class size is limited, please click here to sign up today!

    June 3rd to August 19th Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 4th Ave. United Methodist Church Fellowship Circle Room 318 W. St. Catherine Street Louisville, KY 40203

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    June 3rd to August 19th Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Christ Lutheran Room 9/10 9212 Read More

    Per NAMI National: Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. However, everyone is affected or impacted by mental illness through friends and family.

    Throughout May, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness for mental health. Each year, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.

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    Via NAMI Kentucky, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to override the Governor’s veto of Tim’s Law today, meaning that it is passed into law. Kentuckians with the very worst symptoms of severe mental illness can finally get the community-based outpatient treatment that will start them on the road to recovery.

                  via NAMI Kentucky Facebook page

    This is a testament to the hard work of mental health advocates, like many of you, contributed during the last several years. In Read More

    NAMI Louisville held its Annual Meeting on March 16 at The Clifton Center.  We welcomed as guest speakers Dr. Sheila Schuster, who spoke about advocacy surrounding mental health legislation, and LMPD Sergeant Pam Oberhausen who spoke about LMPD’s CIT program.  A reporting team from WDRB TV joined us that evening and aired a well-done story with a focus on LMPD’s CIT program:

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/34937348/louisvilles-crisis-intervention-team-discusses-ways-to-deal-with-depression-mental-illness

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