This September 2020 we are hosting our first ever membership drive!
This September, you can win prizes, receive newsletters, access discounts on events, and, most importantly, help those affected by mental illness! When you become a NAMI Member, you support us at the national, state, and local levels. A membership is not a big commitment – it can be a one-time donation. 100% of your membership gift is tax deductible.
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NAMI Wisconsin is thrilled to announce our first ever virtual event which will take place this September 29th, 2020 from 10 AM – 3 PM. We will have a variety of experts who will present on diversity, crisis response, care-giving, and more! The cost of this virtual event is $10 for members or $15 for non-members. If you have limited financial resources, please reach out to email@example.com to receive a scholarship.
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In honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (July 2020) we decided to paint a mural on our building to spread positivity and awareness. Although mental illness affects everyone, not everyone has the same access to treatment and quality of care.
Read more about racial disparities in the mental health system here.
Learn more about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month here.Read More
Unfortunately, that is not always the case when someone is diagnosed with a mental illness. We would like to change this narrative with this casserole cookbook specifically made for people who are affected by mental illness.
We hope this cookbook will encourage people to support their loved ones who are Read More
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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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.
“Our nation’s African American community is Read More
September 2, 2020 By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Wisconsin Law Journal https://wislawjournal.com/2020/09/02/depression-anxiety-spike-amid-outbreak-and-turbulent-times/
Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests.
In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least some signs of depression, such as hopelessness, feeling like a failure or getting little pleasure from doing things. That’s double the rate from a different survey Read More
Aug 6, 2020 By Ashley Hommer WSAW https://www.wsaw.com/2020/08/07/childrens-hopsital-in-milwaukee-launches-child-mental-health-awareness-campaign/
Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee launched the ‘Shine Through’ campaign Thursday to address the mental and behavioral health challenges kids face.
According to a news release, the campaign highlights the hospital’s plan to detect mental health needs sooner, improve access to services, and reduce the stigma around the illness.
“Children’s Wisconsin has more than 2 million touchpoints with kids across the state each year. We know Read More
Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life
I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents were getting a divorce, I had been in a car accident and one of my classmates died by suicide. At sixteen, the gravity of these Read More
On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.Read More
August 3, 2020 Milwaukee Community Journal https://communityjournal.net/milwaukee-county-behavioral-health-division-receives-over-6-4-million-in-grants/
MILWAUKEE – (August 3, 2020) – Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) received over $6.4 million in state and federal grants to enhance and expand mental health services offered in collaboration with local community partners. For nearly a decade, BHD has engaged in efforts to transform its service delivery model to meet its critical goal of providing patient-centered and cost-effective care to Milwaukee County residents in need of behavioral health services.
“Expanding our services at Read More