We are located in the very beautiful rural environment that Knox County Ohio has to offer, the "Heart" of Ohio, if you will. Mount Vernon is the county seat. We are surrounded by small villages, and lovely family owned farms.. We have five high schools in the county and not many more elementary schools. We do boast three major four-year college institutions and one two-year Technical college. We also can boast an awesome vocational school, the Knox County Career Center.
. In all this beauty, mental illness still shows its ugly head and so does suicide!
Mental health education is very much needed and a vital ingredient in the therapy and support plans of those needing services and their families.
We look forward to a day when we are no longer needed as an educational, advocacy base because the stigma and ignorance about mental illness will no longer exist. These diseases will be recognized as just what they are and treatment will be available.
NAMI Knox Licking County receives no local, state, or federal funding. Our financial support is provided by folks who care to make a difference in ways that make it possible to help others. We are grateful to the following philanthropic and community organizations for making it possible for us to make a difference in so many lives -- who knows where the ripples stop?
Thank you --
THE MAIN PLACE/RECOVERY CENTER -- Mount Vernon and Newark, Ohio ELIZABETH RING MATHER & WILLIAM GWINN MATHER FUND; PETERS CREEK FUND FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, MOUNT VERNON, OHIO THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF GAMBIER-HARCOURT PARISH, THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF MOUNT VERNON/KNOX COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MOUNT VERNON KNOX COUNTY SOUTHSIDE DINER/WATTS RESTAURANT GAY STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, MOUNT VERNON, OHIO NAMI memberships and the generous donations of our community supporters and our members who wish to remain anonymous -- YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! THANK YOU.
We mentioned NAMI memberships. To join you have the option of mailing a check for $40 directly to us or joining through NAMI.org and designating your membership to come to NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio.
If mailing to us, please include Name, Address, City, State, Zip and e-mail address. Memberships are $35/year. As a member you will receive the NAMI national publications and the Ohio publication as well. Mail membership request (check made payable to NAMI KLCO), directly to us at 15 E. Vine Street Front, Mount Vernon, OH, 43050. Thank you for joining NAMI and helping to make a difference.
If you have questions that we in Knox/Licking County Ohio can answer, please call or e-mail us. We would welcome your call. Visitors are always welcome in the office where you can chat, browse our library of material, watch videos, or just sit and read. SEE US ON FACEBOOK: facebook.com/nami knox licking county ohio
We can all serve mental illness, "better together!" We invite your help. Speak up! Speak out! Get involved!
WANTED: Volunteers! People who want to make a difference! -
Would you like to serve on our volunteer Board of Trustees? Would you like to serve on a volunteer committee such as marketing, fund raising, education and outreach programming? Clerical help - take training to teach a NAMI class or facilitate a support group. Maybe you have expertise or knowledge in the mental health field and would like to facilitate a workshop or forum -- possibilities are endless!
NAMI is a grassroots organization -- many people who work the hardest for NAMI live with a mental illness or disorder either as an individual or have an affected loved one/family member. We can all serve to make lives better -- because .... We are better together! We invite you to join us.
Keep tuned in to NAMI.org to find out what is happening at the national level.
Keep tuned in to NAMIOhio.org to find out what is happening with NAMI in the state of Ohio.
Or write us at: NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio 15 E. Vine Street Front Mount Vernon, OH 43050
JOIN NAMI KLCO TODAY!
If you are not familiar with NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio, our mission and activities we offer in the way of mental health support/education, and you first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you!
Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help. If your need is immediate, please go to NAMI.org for more information. We are also an affiliate of NAMI Ohio, our state headquarters.
Putting the pieces of mental health together since 1949