“This is not unusual. It’s actually more average to have a mental health problem in your life than to not have one,” says Dr. Rob Peyton, a psychologist and behavioral analyst with SSM Health Read More
Posted: Oct 17, 2019, 10:37 AM Updated: Oct 17, 2019, 10:24 PM By Marty Hobe WTMJ-TV https://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/teen-suicide-increasing-in-wisconsin
Suicide among children ages 10-19 has been increasing over the last few years, and it’s currently the second-leading cause of death among teens.
Teen suicide is something familiar to the Kujawa family, who told the story of their son Jack who died by suicide last year.
“When your son tells you, ‘I think about suicide every single day.’ I mean, that just crushes you,” said Joe Read More
Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.Read More
NAMI Wisconsin is asking for new scarves, hats, blankets, coats, warm clothing, and gift cards that our staff can use to purchase warm winter items.
The collected items will be sent to persons affected by homelessness, individuals utilizing local crisis housing and local supportive housing throughout Dane County. The collected items will provide warmth, and let community members affected by mental illness know they are not alone in facing mental health challenges.
The campaign will be going through the Read More