Let’s Talk About Mental Illness is a new fun and engaging video made for elementary age kids to start the conversation about mental illness! After watching the video with your children or class, check out our free downloadable worksheets below to continue learning about mental illness.
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MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison woman stood out among hundreds of volunteers from across the country Thursday, when she was given a national award for public service.
Nancy Abraham was honored with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Service Benefitting Local Communities through the Jefferson Awards.
She started it as a way to Read More
Your #Vote4MentalHealth Matters
From health care to the economy to criminal justice and more, mental health touches many of the issues that you might care about the most. When you cast your ballot, you #Vote4MentalHealth, whether you realize it or not.
Across the country, people are voting on mental health in 2020. Every elected official – from the president and Congress to county commissioners and city councilmembers – has influence Read More
September 15, 2020 By Elizabeth Dohms-Harter Wisconsin Public Radio https://www.wpr.org/suicide-rate-wisconsin-increased-40-percent-2000-2017
Between 2000 and 2017, suicide rates in Wisconsin increased by 40 percent — a statistic that is on par with national trends — according to a report by a collection of organizations focused on reducing and preventing suicides.
Produced by the Department of Health Services, Mental Health America of Wisconsin, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, “Suicide in Wisconsin: Impact and Report” was published this month and reviews the impact that suicide has had Read More
Oct 7, 2020 Pam Chickering Wilson Daily Jefferson County Union https://www.dailyunion.com/yellow-tulips-to-be-planted-in-whitewater-for-mental-illness/article_c26b85d9-d6a0-5174-8658-46ee12e952ff.html
Always prevalent but “swept under the rug,” mental illness only has risen during this time of pandemic and high unemployment. But the longstanding human tendency to hide mental illness and avoid talking about it does nothing to address the problem and actually discourages people from reaching out to seek the help they need.
In attempt to raise awareness and combat the stigma of mental illness, three Whitewater groups have slated Read More
Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.Read More
Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation
Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has had their “autopilot” activated at some point in their life. It is a regular function of the human brain to be able to detach from Read More