The demand for nonprofit services, like ours, continues to increase dramatically. While the world is finding new ways to operate, our mission remains the same- helping people find recovery. Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio (MHANKYSWOH) helps people explore options for recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders and supports them through the process. Starting at enrollment, staff gain understanding of individual needs and work with the participant to create a personalized plan addressing wellness, residence safety, discovering purpose, and fostering community- the key components for life in long-term, sustained recovery.
RESILIENCY IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ASSETS AND ONE OF THE GREATEST WEAPONS WE CAN USE TO BATTLE OUR LOSSES.
There is no more appropriate time to address access to supports and services for people with mental health concerns—it is an absolute is a necessity. This fall, the CDC added mental health conditions to the list of individuals at “high risk.” The pandemic has exacerbated pre-pandemic inequities and sparked an unprecedented economic crisis disproportionately burdening people with disabilities, communities of color, and people with marginalized gender identities, while also exposing them to trauma, broken routines, and rapidly evolving political messaging. Poverty cultivates mental health problems, and without access to treatment, prevents individuals and families with no viable escape route to wellness. When stress cannot be managed effectively, people unintentionally put their stress on the people around them. Economic insecurity paired with a volatile world of red tape creates a vicious, intergenerational cycle of poor overall health and wellbeing. Poverty may intensify the experience of mental illness, increase the likelihood of the onset of mental illness, and increase the chances of living below the poverty line in the future.
MHANKYSWOH helps participants and community members navigate complex systems, fostering systemic change through education, advocacy, and service. Our core areas of service include:
Education: Evidence-based training and community education programs increase peoples' knowledge of mental health, wellness, and recovery.
Certified Peer Support: Individuals with lived experience in recovery offer knowledge, support, and practical assistance for people experiencing mental illness and/or addiction.
Safety Net: Services assist individuals at risk to fall through cracks by providing additional support to meet basic needs.
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio Inc
Tax id (EIN)
Education, Health, Community
AddressPO BOX 122604