Sep 9, 2019 By Adam Rogan The Journal Times https://madison.com/news/state-regional/wisconsin-public-library-adds-part-time-social-worker/article_a0cf31ea-60e6-556e-84fa-75eebd603fb8.html
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Libraries aren’t just for books anymore; librarians have been called on to be more than just experts on the Dewey Decimal System. They have to do a lot more, taking on roles they didn’t expect to when they took the job.
Darcy Mohr, Racine Public Library’s head of adult and youth services, said that RPL’s librarians “had been identifying needs in the community that they weren’t really Read More
WMTV NBC 15 https://www.nbc15.com/video?vid=559971042
It’s a national organization that was started right here in Madison. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding its 14th annual NAMIWalks event here in Madison next month. NBC15 sat down with Anna Moffit, the new executive director of NAMI Dane County, and Max Blaska, a NAMI consumer, to talk about the events importance. NBC1515 is also a proud sponsor of NAMIWalks Dane County, and NBC15s Leigh Mills is once again honored to Read More
Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal access to care and more.
By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis
I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something called “psychosis” has affected my brain.
Most people understand psychosis to be seeing, hearing and believing things that are not real. Simple. However, it is not easy Read More
Planning for the Future: Midlife and Aging Families of Mental Health Consumers Workshop – Nov 2, 2019
“We want to make sure our child is taken care of when we are gone.”
Planning for the Future is a one-day workshop designed to help families create a lifeplan to help ensure the future needs of their loved one are met. Featured speakers include Attorney Heather A. Wilson J.D., who will speak on different types of financial trusts, and Ron Konkol, who will speak about social security benefits, as well as Jan Greenberg PhD., Sociology professor at UW-Madison. All Read More
July 23, 2019 By David Tenenbaum University of Wisconsin-Madison News https://news.wisc.edu/rural-placements-for-nursing-students-help-address-rural-health-care-shortage/
As rural regions of Wisconsin cry out for better health care – and more of it – a partnership between the Monroe Clinic-SSM Health and University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing offers one solution.
The reason is simple: Students earning a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) require several field placements, or preceptorships, and a positive placement in, say, a small city, can influence their later choice of employment.Read More