We are truly thrilled to be able to kick off our biggest annual fundraiser in a new and exciting way addressing the current crowd gathering limitations we are all experiencing. While our walk may need to be pushed back from the planned date, we need to Step Forward NOW! Therefore, we are opening our registration for individuals, teams and sponsors today to bring our community together in support of mental health and to engage in some remote fun while we patiently wait for the return to normal activities. Through the next month or more we will share out various competitions, activities and challenges that will allow our numerous teams to win prizes and challenge point for their teams. See our Step Forward Page for additional information. Get on your marks, get set, go! Hit the above registration link today and sign up for the NAMI Step Forward for Mental Health Walk today BECAUSE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!
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 twelve-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
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2019 Step Forward for Mental Health walk the best one ever!! Thank you to all our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, walkers, team leaders, Bridge 19, Snatch Fitness, the LMPD and CIT officers and city officials.
So many people stepped forward that there are countless groups and individuals to thank.
And yes, we THANK THE WEATHER for holding off the rain for all of us!!
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.