The story of NAMI of Kenosha County began in 1983 with a small group of families. They began meeting together to seek mutual support, share their experiences of living with mental illness, and educate themselves and others about what families encounter when a family member has a mental illness. None of that group realized then what an impact they would have in the community, and how the lives of so many would be changed.
NAMI quickly grew to serve many families in Kenosha County, offering more free services as more opportunities became available to offer a variety of educational classes, workshops, and support groups that appeal not only to those diagnosed with a mental illness, but to their family members and the community at large.
Today, NAMI of Kenosha County is one of over 42 County affiliates in the State of Wisconsin, and is an active part of NAMI Wisconsin and the national NAMI organization.