NAMI KDK is looking for: 

Bi-Lingual Volunteers

to help facilitate family support groups, connection recovery support groups, and lgbtqi+ support groups
 
Email info@namikdk.org for more information

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Our MISSION

Our mission is to provide free mental health education, support, and advocacy
for individuals, family members, and communities.

Upcoming
PROGRAMS & Events
  • SATURDAY CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUPS
    Sat, Dec 26
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Dec 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
  • LGBTQI+ Support Group
    Tue, Dec 22
    Online Zoom Support Group
    Dec 22, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM
    Online Zoom Support Group
    NAMI LGBTQ+ Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for LGBTQ+ adults experiencing mental health conditions You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have been there.
  • SATURDAY CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUPS
    Sat, Dec 19
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Dec 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
  • Grupo de Apoyo Familiar
    Thu, Dec 17
    Via Zoom
    Dec 17, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    El Grupo de Apoyo Familiar de NAMI KDK es para aquellos que tienen 18 años de edad o más que tienen un ser querido que vive con una condición de salud mental.
  • WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE
    Wed, Dec 16
    Via Zoom
    Dec 16, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Via Zoom
    NAMI KDK'S women's friendship circle provides identifying women 18 and older who have experienced symptoms of a mental health condition (including anxiety, excessive sadness, anger, stress, etc.) a safe, stigma-free place to make connections with others through a variety of recreational activities.
  • ONLINE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS
    Tue, Dec 15
    Via Zoom, the link will be emailed to you
    Dec 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM
    Via Zoom, the link will be emailed to you
    NAMI KDK's Family Support Group is for those who are 18 and older that have a loved one living with a mental health condition.
  • Conversemos enfrenta el estigma
    Thu, Dec 10
    Virtual via Zoom
    Dec 10, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM
    Virtual via Zoom
    Enfrenta el estigma de la salud mental a través de la escritura expresiva
  • WEDNESDAY CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUPS
    Wed, Dec 09
    Online
    Dec 09, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM
    Online
    Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
 
Testimonials from nami kdk participants

"The NAMI KDK Family Support Group monthly meeting became a constancy in my life since the summer of 2018, the year that a serious mental health condition emerged in our son and dominated our family life.

 

In those bewildering and confusing early months, my wife and I got to hear and learn from people who’s been there, a whole lifetime into it, and still ongoing. It gave us our reality check. This isn’t going to magically go away. It will be a lifetime of work, a lifetime of love.

 

Each monthly regrouping gave opportunities for shared grieving and learning through updates of our ongoing lives, good news of recovery and pains of setbacks. We tell our stories of personal struggles: emotional ups and downs, frustration with medical services, bump-ins with law enforcement, and how only families of loved ones with mental illness can understand what we’re going through.

 

After a temporary halt due to social distancing, NAMI KDK’s Family Support Group monthly meeting resumed via Zoom video conferencing for May. It worked! I do miss being at the same table as my NAMI family. The updates and sharing happened naturally! Emotions and caring happened! It worked!

 

I’m happy that this one constancy in my life continues in these times of uncertainty."

 

-John L.

"During a time when I felt hopeless, alone and lost I was told to try NAMI support groups.
I didn't know anyone in my family or friends that had a mental health condition that I could talk to.  
NAMI Connections Support Groups opened up a whole new world of hope, understanding and empathy.
I was amazed at how fast I could relate to individuals I didn't even know and soon found that it was a wonderful
way to get support and answers when no one else could provide them for me. NAMI educated me on
my bipolar disorder; how to cope and manage my highs & lows.  It's wonderful making connections
with individuals who have similar experiences that I've had. NAMI has become like a second home to me, where
I feel comfortable and can be myself without hiding anything.  Every connections group session is so unique
because you never know who will attend or what they will have to say.  I've learned to accept my mental health
condition and turn my back to the stigma.  NAMI helped show me the way and I'm forever grateful."

-Joe 

 
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