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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
  • Thu, Feb 25
    Via Zoom. The Link will be emailed to you
    Feb 25, 6:00 PM
    Via Zoom. The Link will be emailed to you
    This presentation will cover the basics of LGBT+ aging from terminology (including words not to use) to the unique issues facing LGBT+ older adults.
  • Thu, Feb 25
    Via Zoom
    Feb 25, 6:00 PM – 7:40 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.
  • Sat, Feb 27
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Feb 27, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.
  • Sun, Feb 28
    Online Zoom Support Group
    Feb 28, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.
  • Sat, Feb 20
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Feb 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.
  • Feb 18, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM
    Via Zoom
    El Círculo de Amistad de Mujeres de NAMI KDK ofrece a las mujeres mayores de 18 años que han experimentado síntomas de una afección de salud mental un lugar seguro y libre de estigmas para establecer conexiones con otras personas a través de una variedad de actividades recreativas.
  • Wed, Feb 17
    Via Zoom
    Feb 17, 6:00 PM – 7:30 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.
  • Tue, Feb 16
    Via Zoom, the link will be emailed to you
    Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 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.
  • Feb 11, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM
    Via Zoom
    Enfrenta el estigma de la salud mental a través de la escritura expresiva
  • Tue, Feb 09
    Zoom Online Meeting
    Feb 09, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom Online Meeting
    Facing the Stigma of Mental Health through Expressive Writing.
  • Feb 08, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
  • Sat, Feb 06
    Via Zoom, the link will be emailed to you
    Feb 06, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    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.
  • Feb 01, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
  • Sun, Jan 31
    Online Zoom Support Group
    Jan 31, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.
  • Sat, Jan 30
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Jan 30, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.
  • Thu, Jan 28
    Via Zoom
    Jan 28, 6:00 PM – 7:40 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.
 
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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