Steps Against Stigma

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NAMI NKY is established to serve residents of the Northern Kentucky area who are experiencing mental or emotional illnesses or challenges, and to assist them and their families in confronting and alleviating those challenges.  We provide individuals with mental illness with a number of resources that they need to understand and cope with their situations.

NAMI NKY is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Inc. (NAMI).  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families.

NAMI NKY is also affiliated with NAMI Kentucky, the state-wide organization.  All of us work in conjunction to serve individuals with mental illness and their families in our areas.

We also work at times in conjunction with Mental Health America and with NorthKey, the Northern Kentucky community care organization responsible for furnishing basic care to those with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.  These organizations also provide a wide variety of services for individuals with mental illness and their families.

The families and members of NAMI Northern Kentucky are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.


Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.


Advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness.

Educate the public about mental illness.
Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.
Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.
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Dear MANI NKY Supporters,

SUN Behavioral Hospital is now open! During the onset of their opening NAMI NKY has been working closely with SUN trying to bring our services to the families that would need support. Now, SUN and NAMI NKY are pleased to announce NAMI in the Lobby!!! NAMI in the Lobby will be supported by generous volunteers who will work in SUN’s lobby during visiting ours for family members. Our volunteers will help these families by escorting them to the visiting area, provide information on resources in their area, and introduce NAMI NKY support programs and classes. If this sounds like something you would be interested in being a part of please contact NAMI NKY:

E-mail: info@naminky.org
Or, Address: 303 court St., suite 707
Covington KY 41011

We will need all potential volunteers to come fill out and application.
Please keep in mind that work hours are split into two shifts with 2 volunteers per shift to cover visiting hours from 5:30a.m. to 7:30p.m. Ask a friend to join you!

Orientation will be held the week of June 18th 2018. Our services will begin July 9th 2018.

Consider taking part in this opportunity to give back to the community and for those who need to meet educational or government requirements we can help with that too!
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A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone's ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.

Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process.

A mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. Research suggests multiple, linking causes. Genetics, environment and lifestyle influence whether someone develops a mental health condition. A stressful job or home life makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime. Biochemical processes and circuits and basic brain structure may play a role, too.
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NAMI NKY walks are pivotal in maintaining some of NAMI NKYs everyday functions. Through individuals that understand that mental illness can cause disparities in peoples lives through no fault of their own. I encourage everyone that reads this to think of the people who have come into your life and have impacted it in some way. Maybe it was an employee with depression or PTSD, maybe it was a neighbor with schizophrenia, a student with ADHD, a family member with bipolar disorder...
Maybe you do not understand, have knowledge on, or think that mental health issues don't exist, the fact is these people are suffering! That much is visible. Please use this gofundme page to support our programs. you will be helping these people and their families tremendously.
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Nami Northern Kentucky Inc (Nami Nky)
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Covington, KY
EIN: 264491224
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