The VisionYour Voice is Growing Louder Everyday.


NAMI Kentucky is dedicated to being a strong voice for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Kentucky is a state wide organization that works across a broad array of policy and advocacy issues to advocate for effective and timely treatment to help prevent suicides, violence, homelessness, and incarceration.

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I am honored to be the new Executive Director and I will do my best to continue growing and pushing for the goals of NAMI KY. Melony Cunningham

The Mission StatementFor Us All.



When no one understands what you’re going through, when people are no longer listening, we are here. We are a network of concerned care givers, consumers, advocates, and mental health providers.

We challenge each other, and we challenge the system to improve care, services, and outreach for those who need help. NAMI Kentucky provides education, support, and advocacy for the well-being of all individuals affected by mental illness.

 

Big ImpactSee exactly how we accomplish our goals.


  • Step 1: Become a NAMI Member

    There is strength in numbers. Your membership, and the membership of your family members, makes a difference! Contact your NAMI affiliate for more information on member benefits and programs.

  • Step 2: Become a Volunteer

    NAMI is run almost entirely by family members and consumers. If you’ve benefited from NAMI’s programs, consider giving back by contacting your local affiliate or the state office and signing up to volunteer once a week, once a month, or even for special projects (e.g. Fundraising Walks). Students can earn volunteer credit through participation in a NAMI event!

  • Step 3: Spread the Word

    NAMI’s most effective marketers are its members. Let others know about NAMI, what it is, and what we do. Take a flyer to your local school, churches, libraries, bookstores, hospital, mental health facility, grocery stores, hardware stores, etc. Tell these organizations you’d be happy to come and talk about NAMI. Consider making a presentation, or asking someone from NAMI to present to your group, during the following: National Mental Illness Awareness week, National Schizophrenia Awareness week, National Bipolar Awareness week, National Mental Health month.

The TeamMeet our amazing staff.


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Fundraising

NAMI Kentucky is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our primary focus is to provide support, education and advocacy for those who have severe mental illnesses as well as their families.

Advocacy

We advocate for the rights of all persons affected by severe mental illness and for services to help those with mental illnesses to achieve the highest degree of independence and productivity possible. We encourage and support research on the cause and treatment of mental illnesses.

Education

We strive as an organization to educate ourselves and the general public about the prevalence of mental illnesses, alternative treatments and the need for community facilities and services.

The GoalStatewide network. Local impact.

NAMI Kentucky is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our primary focus is to provide support, education and advocacy for those who have severe mental illnesses as well as their families. We strive as an organization to educate ourselves and the general public about the prevalence of mental illnesses, alternative treatments and the need for community facilities and services. We advocate for the rights of all persons affected by severe mental illness and for services to help those with mental illnesses to achieve the highest degree of independence and productivity possible. We encourage and support research on the cause and treatment of mental illnesses.
Impact