On Inauguration Day, NAMI Calls for Addressing Mental Health: the Silent Epidemic within the PandemicJanuary 21, 2021
Jan 20 2021
Arlington, Va. — As the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. NAMI looks forward to working with the new administration to build better lives for the millions of people in our country who are affected by mental illness.
More people than ever are experiencing anxiety and depression for the first time because of the challenges related to COVID-19, economic Read More
December 11, 2020 By Melanie Conklin Wisconsin Examiner https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2020/12/11/mental-health-and-coping-in-the-time-of-covid/
“I hear you.”
Often it helps just to know you are not alone in struggling through a tough time, wrestling with difficult emotions. Living through the first pandemic of most of our lifetimes has more people than ever experiencing depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses, says Milwaukee County’s Medical Director of Crisis Services Dr. Tony Thrasher.
“Some of the things we talk about may be very emotional, Read More
December 11, 2020 Milwaukee Community Journal https://communityjournal.net/new-mental-health-emergency-center-planned-for-milwaukee-county-residents/
Milwaukee County, represented by the Mental Health Board and the Behavioral Health Division, along with the four Milwaukee Health Systems – Advocate Aurora Health, Ascension Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin and Froedtert Health – have entered into a Letter of Intent to develop a joint venture (JV) mental health emergency center. This new emergency center is the next major milestone in their shared efforts toward redesigning the county-wide mental health delivery system. Final agreements are slated Read More
Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care
What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While this can seem reassuring, I still dislike the feeling of being out of control. Thoughts of “will I survive?” still freak me out until we get to a smoother air space.
Being out of control is just what I felt 19 Read More
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MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, in a letter to educators and students, announced “Hope” as the theme for the 2020 holiday ornaments handmade by students this holiday season and distributed across Wisconsin. The governor’s letter to Wisconsin educators with additional information and instructions regarding the 2020 holiday decorations can be found here.
“Now more than ever, we all need hope. That’s why this year we are not Read More