NAMI Louisville and JCPS partner to talk about Suicide Prevention
New class starting September 2nd!
NAMI Homefront is a FREE 12-week education program that will teach you skills such as learning to care for yourself, managing stress, supporting a family member with compassion, identify and access federal, state, and local services, and understand current treatments and evidence-based therapies. This course will also help you navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family and communicate effectively to manage a crisis and solve problems in your everyday life.
This class will start September 2nd, and will run once a week on Wednesdays at 6pm. Click here for more information and to register for the course.
At NAMI Louisville, we believe in the power of mental health assessment and treatment to allow individuals and their families to lead successful, fulfilling lives. That’s why we’ve started the Stigma Free Workplace Initiative.
The Stigma Free Workplace Initiative empowers employers to develop and retain experienced human capital while reducing costs associating with absenteeism, stagnant productivity and workplace friction. We engage with employers in a process that promotes diverse, compassionate work environments where mental health is acknowledged and accessibility to resources is prioritized. By destigmatizing mental health, we are opening doors and minds, and creating workplaces where the impact of mental health is minimized through normalizing the conversation.
NAMI Basics is a free six-week educational program for parents and caregivers of youth up to the age of 22 living with the mental health challenges of ADHD, depression, bipolar, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and childhood onset schizophrenia. Handouts are provided for autism, but autism is not specifically discussed during the class. However, many children with autism have co-morbid diagnoses (or symptoms of) of ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
Basics Winter Class, taught by Anne Heard and Amy Lee
January 8th thru February 12th. Each Wednesday from 6-8:30pm.
Please click the link below to sign up!!
9400 Mill Brook Rd.
Louisville, KY 40223
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free eight-week educational program for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult sons and daughters, partners, significant others and extended family members who are family caregivers of adult individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Co-Occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders.
The winter Family-to-Family class is full. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for the next class, please click on the link below! Also check out our family support groups for anyone who wants to learn from and support others who also cope with the mental illness of a loved one.
Family-to-Family Winter Class
St. Paul’s Methodist Church
2000 Douglass Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40205
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.
In celebration of an outstanding year of growth and development of new programming, a light dinner will be served. You will have the opportunity to hear NAMI Louisville Member Hanah Carter’s heartfelt story along with acceptance speeches by the following 2019 NAMI Louisville Annual Award Winners.
Many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time.
Extra stress, unrealistic expectations or even sentimental memories that accompany the season can be a catalyst for the holiday blues. Some can be at risk for feelings of loneliness, sadness, fatigue, tension and a sense of loss.