Statewide ChampionsWe work to change the lives of those who need it most.

Learn MoreAbout Our Vision

We are the parents, children, spouses, brothers, sisters, and friends of persons with serious and persistent mental illness throughout the state of Kentucky -- as well as those persons themselves.

NAMI Kentucky is a self-help organization that is part of a nation-wide network devoted to improving the lives of the seriously mentally ill and decreasing the prevailing stigma associated with mental illness. The initials “NAMI ” in our name stand for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which was founded in 1979 by 284 persons. NAMI Kentucky is the state chapter. There are now over 1200 affiliate groups located in all 50 states, including Hawaii and the District of Columbia. NAMI Kentucky represents over 1300 members/households and has 20 affiliates plus newly forming affiliates throughout the state.


Our charity organization provides financial, technical and humanitarian assistance for our various affiliates.


We reach out to mental health care providers through our course "Provider Education." The course offers providers the perspectives of family members and consumers.


We provide volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in our state.


We help with public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding.


We supported over 976 participants and attendees to 115 different classes, support groups, and presentations.


Core ValuesOur Guiding Principles

We believe NAMI Kentucky should act in an ethical, trustworthy, and transparent manner on a daily basis.

FollowOur team on their mission.

Volunteer: We have a team of volunteers across the state of Kentucky.
Teach: We provide learning opportunities in our communities.
Advocate: We are the voices for those who need help now.

MeetOur Board


1,055 Youth Educated

High school students attended "Ending the Silence" presentations in their schools to engage them in discussions on mental health.

1,106 Answered Calls

Answered calls about supports, education, and advocacy efforts.

A New LevelUnlike anything you've ever seen.

Meet the Staff

We are a small dedicated professional team representing consumers in Kentucky.


Want to start a NAMI KY affiliate?

We currently have 19 NAMI KY affiliate groups in our state. We are here to help you start a group in your area, so reach out to us if you need help.