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Conference Update: Youth Track Scholarships Announced


Comedian and Activist Kevin Breel to Visit Oshkosh!

Kevin Breel is a 20-year-old writer, comedian, and mental health activist. His TED TALK, titled "Confessions of a Depressed Comic" quickly went viral with over half a million views in the first few weeks - and has become one of the most watched TED talks to date. Bringing humor to a heavy issue, Kevin's work has been featured on countless media outlets - including The Huffington Post, MTV and most recently the Today Show.


He will give to presentations : 
     -Schools & Groups, 1:00pm -Arrange for your school or group to attend by calling Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh, (920) 230-4840.

     -General Public, 6:30pm
No reservation necessary. Doors open 1 hour prior to performance.


Governor Walker Visits NAMI and Signs New Legislation!

         
 
This week in Green Bay, several members of the NAMI community stood beside Governor Walker as he signed seven important mental health bills into law.  Before the signing, the Governor visited NAMI Brown County to tour the house, learn about NAMI programs and chat with us about mental health.  In particular, we discussed the need to devote more attention and resources toward fighting the stigma of mental illness.  Governor Walker mentioned that when people live with other chronic illnesses (using his wife, Tonette, who lives with diabetes as an example), they receive support and comfort, not shame or embarrassment.  Our response should be no different when someone experiences mental illness.  

The Governor also emphasized that although this legislation is a significant step in a very promising direction, it should not be a "one-time photo opp," but rather a continual investment in mental health services and stigma reduction.  We were encouraged to hear an interest in maintaining the current momentum and honored to be part of this historic moment for Wisconsinites affected by mental illness! 
 
For details on the bills that were signed, please visit: http://walker.wi.gov/newsroom/press-release/governor-scott-walker-signs-mental-health-legislation-improve-enhance


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