Support Groups
(859) 272-7891
namimail@namilex.org 
 

NAMI Introduction (Overview of NAMI Lexington Programs, basic information about mental illness & support opportunities)
Walk-ins Welcome!
Dates: Every Tuesday
Location: Eastern State Hospital – NAMI Lexington
Classroom 1350 Bull Lea Rd. Lexington, KY 40511
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family Support Groups (Family Members)
Walk-ins Welcome!
Dates: 1st and 3rd Sundays (Only)
Location: 869 Sparta Court, Lexington, KY 40504
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NAMI Connection Support Groups (Individuals with a Mental Illness)
Walk-ins Welcome!
Dates: Every Sunday
Location: 869 Sparta Court, Lexington, KY 40504
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Emotions Anonymous
Walk-ins Welcome!
Dates:  Every Saturday
Location:  869 Sparta Court, Lexington, KY 40504
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Double Trouble in Recovery
(12 Step Group Individuals with a Mental Illness & Substance Abuse)
Walk-ins Welcome!
Dates: Every Friday Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 869 Sparta Court, Lexington, KY 40504

University of Kentucky Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Group
WHEN: Every Monday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. With the exception of major holidays
WHERE: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church – Youth Suite (basement)
533 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508
Contact the facilitator, Rebecca Sanford, at: (216) 410-3724 or rebecca.sanford@uky.edu for more information and RSVP.  Please contact Rebecca before attending your first group session.

University of Kentucky Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Group
WHEN: Second Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. With the exception of major holidays
WHERE: Andover United Methodist Church, 4131 Todds Road, Lexington KY 40509
Contact the facilitator, Rebecca Sanford, at: (216) 410-3724 or rebecca.sanford@uky.edu for more information and RSVP.  Please contact Rebecca before attending your first group session.

Bourbon County Family Support Group
Bourbon Community Hospital: Community Room in the Hopewell Medical Complex (lower level) Building is located to the right the hospital within the hospital grounds
When:  The 4th Tuesday of every month
Time:  6:00 pm
Contact Person:  Cheryl Anness at 859-967-7374

NAMI Lexington was founded in 1985 to provide education, support and advocacy for persons whose lives are impacted by chronic mental health challenges.  NAMI Lexington has been a front-runner in family education, collaboration, inclusiveness, diversity, cultural competence, consumer and peer-empowerment, and scope of services.

NAMI Signature Programs offered free by NAMI Lexington:  

  • In Our Own Voice – Living with a Mental Illness,

  • NAMI Connections – Consumer Support Groups,

  • Sharing Hope – African American and Hispanic Faith-based community outreach

  • Family-to-Family and Familia-de-Familia

  • Family member Support Groups

  • Hearts and Minds (Whole Health Training)

  • NAMIWalks

A sampling of other significant programs and trainings
offered free by NAMI Lexington:

  • Participation Station, a Peer-operated recovery center co-sponsored by bluegrass.org

  • Kentucky Advance Psychiatric Directive Training

  • QPR Suicide PreventionTraining / Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

  • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)Trainings and Workshops

  • Warm Line, a Peer operated non-emergency phone line for anyone who “just needs someone to talk to” co-sponsored by bluegrass.org

  • Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) Support Groups for individuals with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders

  • Introduction to NAMI – Overview of NAMI programs, information, and supports

  • KYSTARS – Recovery Support Groups, Recovery Oriented Training and Technical Assistance, and Leadership Academy Peer Leadership Skills Training

  • Guest speakers for local Psychology and Social Work classes at UK, EKU, Midway College, Asbury, Georgetown College, and Kentucky State University

  • Partner with UK College of Nursing, UK College of Psychology, UK College of Psychiatry, UK College of Social Work, Asbury University College of Social Work, Morehead State College of Social Work and other regional Universities to provide field education for student interns

  • Multicultural Action Committee (MAC) provides culturally competent advocacy, education, outreach and support to African American and Hispanic communities

NAMI Lexington also offers affordable staff and employee training programs such as Mental Health First Aid. The Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session which runs 8 hours. It can be conducted in one full day or two half-day events. Mental Health First Aid certification must be renewed every three years, and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

For more information on NAMI’s free programs and affordable mental health training, please call 859-272-7891.

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