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New Mural for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

July 15, 2020

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 more »

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Order our Casserole Cookbook!

July 1, 2020

When someone has a heart attack, breaks a bone, or is diagnosed with a physical illness, they are often showered with support, messages of kindness, and casseroles from friends and family. Unfortunately, that is not always the case when someone is diagnosed with a mental illness. We would like to change this narrative with this more »

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New Kids Video! ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Illness’

June 15, 2020

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. Download free follow-up worksheets & learn more here.

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NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents

June 3, 2020

5/29/2020 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 more »

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Wisconsin Chapter 51 helping mental health patients

July 17, 2020

Published July 1, 2020/Updated July 2, 2020 By Isabella Hulsizer When responding to an emergency crisis, it is often hard for officers to determine whether the person is acting out because of a mental health issue. But, county officials say, using Wisconsin Chapter 51 can be incredibly beneficial. “The best thing about a more »

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New 24/7 hotline gives WI farmers mental health support as pandemic wears on

July 2, 2020 By Andrew Merica WKOW (WKOW) — Rising COVID-19 case numbers and uncertainty in reopening plans are continuing to impact farmers and their mental health, which is part of the reason farmers say a new 24/7 hotline connecting them directly with licensed mental health professionals couldn’t have come at a better time. more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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