NAMI Kidshop Provides Support and Reduces Stigma of Mental Health Conditions

. March 25, 2016.

Beginning in February, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Hancock County began offering Kidshop to school-aged kids in the community who are impacted by mental illness. Both children who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition and those who have a family member with a mental health condition are welcome to attend. Children will form friendships and develop coping skills in a safe and supportive atmosphere through a variety of fun and engaging activities.  

“Kidshop helps build and strengthen our youth, providing support and helping them to recognize they are not alone. This helps NAMI to meet our mission of reducing the stigma often associated with mental health conditions so that people can reach out for help,” explained Michelle Huff, executive director of NAMI of Hancock County. Kidshop is free to attend the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 2pm (lunch is provided) at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. in Findlay.

Registration is required and more information can be found at or by calling NAMI at 419-425-5988.