About NAMI Knox/Licking County Ohio
The families and members of NAMI Knox/Licking County Ohio 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.
NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio is dedicated to providing education, outreach, support, referral and advocacy to people who are impacted by a mental illness. Our mission is to improve the lives of family members, friends and persons with mental illness.
NAMI members provide support to others by sharing their own experiences and understanding the challenges; sharing information in classes that increase understanding of the illness and other techniques for improved coping and communication; sharing the reality of hope and recovery; and by advocating for needed changes.
Mental health education and support is very much needed and a vital ingredient in the therapy and support plans of those needing services and their families. This is what we do. Let us help.