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Welcome to NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio!

Welcome to our web site! We have no whirling circles or flashing stars! We have no animated creatures or fly-ins! We gratefully have access to a web site that is provided through our telephone/internet provider Centurylink;  while it is certainly not fancy, it does get our message across and out there!
We are a struggling nonprofit;  actually under a couple different names, since 1949 when we were founded by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to make a difference for people who had mental illness, lead them to treatment and offer them support.
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 townships. We have five high schools and not many more elementary schools. We do boast three major four-year college institutions and one two-year. We also can boast a great vocational school.
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 our mentally ill 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.


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;
RICHARD I. AND ARLINE J. LANDERS FOUNDATION
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, MOUNT VERNON, OHIO
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF GAMBIER-HARCOURT PARISH,
THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF MOUNT VERNON/KNOX COUNTY
SOUTHSIDE DINER/ATHENS GREEK RESTAURANT
GAY STREET UNITED METHODIS CHURCH, MOUNT VERNON, OHIO

and the generous donations of our members and community supporters -- YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

JOIN NAMI KNOX LICKING COUNTY TODAY

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

NEWS FLASH!
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GABE HOWARD
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HAVE YOU LOST A LOVED ONE TO A DEATH BY SUICIDE?
We invite you to attend our SOS (Survivor of Suicide) Support Group.
No registration is necessary. Meets the Fourth Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Bring a carry in snack or supper and join us at the NAMI KLCO office at 15 E. Vine Street, Front, Mount Vernon, OH 43050


SOS Support Group

KNOX COUNTY SUICIDE COALITION

NAMI KLCO is the headquarters for the Knox County Suicide Prevention Coalition

MISSION

To protect and promote the health of our community through education and awareness of the risk of suicide and available community resources.

OUR VISION is that we will be a caring community where all people can openly disclose, talk about and receive help for suicidal thinking and its impact on everyone.

WATCH FOR NEWS AND UPDATES ABOUT THIS UPCOMING EVENT. . .

Chris Logsdon, IS COMING BACK - January 24, 2015! Watch for details on our Suicide Prevention page!

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.

NEED A SPEAKER? WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS OR SUICIDE PREVENTION? HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM, NAMI BASICS, OR NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS? OUR OFFICE IS A WELCOMING PLACE TO COME FOR EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL, WATCH A VIDEO OR JUST CHAT!


How to contact us:

Please contact our director Dodie Melvin at:
E-mail: namiklcohio@embarqmail.com
Telephone: 740-397-3088; FAX 392-4008

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!

NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio


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