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May 10, 2017

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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    NAMI Louisville’s new president Debra Wells welcomes members and  non-members to attend this FREE event.  Light dinner will be available.

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    March 16, 2017 •   6:00 pm – 7:30pm – Doors open at 5:00 pm for check-in & a range of supporting organizations will be present to offer information about various mental health services in our community.

    The Clifton Center 2117 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206

    Please join us as we celebrate our combined strengths in advocating for mental health in Kentucky.

     

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     (From left to right) Anne Heard and Amy Lee are NAM Louisville’s Basics facilitators.  They have contributed so much to the NAMI Louisville mission to to strengthen  families and individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and  advocacy.  They work hard each year to make recovery possible for everyone affected by  mental illness while ending the stigma associated with this disease.

    Anne was a teacher for special needs children for over 30 years.  She is a parent of two Read More

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