NAMI Lexington Offers:
NAMI Signature Education, Training,
& Peer Support Programs
NAMI offers an array of peer education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers, and the general public. NAMI’s education and support programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks.
These programs draw on the lived experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.
Whether you are a consumer, a family member, a provider, or a member of the general public, there is a NAMI education or support program to help you learn more about mental illnesses, develop coping strategies, or find the support you need.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. Click Here to learn more.
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) – An informational outreach program on recovery presented by trained consumers to other consumers, families, students, professionals, and all people wanting to learn about mental illness. The program is designed to offer insight into how people with serious mental illnesses cope with the realities of their disorders while recovering and reclaiming productive lives with meaning and dignity. NAMI Lexington will provide approximately 75 IOOV presentations in 2014 to inpatient and outpatient program participants, college students, civic organizations, and groups of community leaders. Estimated number of participants: 750
Click Here to learn more about IOOV Presentations, IOOV Trainings and IOOV Facilitator Trainings.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Click Here for more information.
The NAMI Hearts & Minds program is an online, interactive, educational initiative promoting the idea of wellness in both mind and body. Wellness is an ongoing process of learning how to make choices that support a more successful, healthy life.
Engaging in a wellness effort can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. One study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that taking the wellness approach can result in a 17 percent decline in total medical visits and a 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illnesses.
Wellness is about the individual; you can decide what parts of your life you would like to change and you can determine your own success. Click Here for more.
NAMI Lexington’s Multicultural Action Committee (MAC) focus is in these areas: Outreach to the African American and Hispanic Communities through the Sharing Hope Program; Offering QPR Suicide Prevention, Gatekeeper Training; Outreach to the Hispanic Community through our partnership with the University of KY Human Development Institute—Migrant Farm-workers with Disabilities Employment Partnership (MDEP); Establishing a Community Presence in the Military Community and the GLBT Community. The MAC team continues to be recognized at the national level as leaders in cultural competence and innovative outreach initiatives that are critical to reaching communities that suffer extremely deep-seated stigma issues. Click Here for more