Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! 

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. 

We hope you join us in our efforts this month and help us continue our mission. 

Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2020

We have BIG plans for May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month! Join us in making positive changes and supporting people affected by mental illness. For more information, visit namiwisconsin.org/mham

Posted by NAMI Wisconsin on Friday, April 24, 2020

What’s Happening in May? 

Casserole Recipe Book 

When someone has a heart attack, breaks their leg, or is diagnosed with a physical illness they are usually 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 and create a casserole recipe book for people who are affected by mental illness. NAMI Wisconsin is excited to announce our Mental Illness Awareness Month project; a cookbook that will encourage increasing the awareness that families dealing with a mental health crisis need your support. We will gather these recipes and put together a NAMI Wisconsin Casserole Cookbook, which will be available to purchase this summer. We hope you will share your favorite recipe with us to build this project and show your support.

Please fill out this form to have your favorite casserole recipe included in our recipe book! Deadline: May 30th, 2020. Thank you for your support! 

Coloring Sheets 

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are planning a statewide scavenger hunt to help spread awareness about mental illness and end the stigma! All you have to do is put one of our coloring sheets in your window during the month of May. That’s it! Color it, paint it, print it from the printer, whatever you’d like. Then we can get outside, walk around, and see how many people are fighting to end the stigma! Share your coloring sheets with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (and tag @namiwisconsin) for a chance to win a NAMI Wisconsin Swag Bag!  Download or request the coloring sheets to be mailed to you here.

Action Online: May 4 – 8  

Current Legislative Issues – Action Online

Check out our detailed explanation of the current legislative issues in Wisconsin and our top priorities for our advocacy efforts. Please join us in making a positive change by contacting your legislators!

Posted by NAMI Wisconsin on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Action Online is an advocacy day to spread awareness about mental health, learn about current legislative issues, and tell your elected officials what people affected by mental illness need to thrive! Learn more.

Part One: Over the course of the week, we will share stories of recovery and hope on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Make sure to follow or like all our pages!  

Part Two: On May 7, an online presentation will be available to learn about current issues in the state legislature related to mental health along with a live panel discussion from experts in the mental health field followed by a Q & A.  

Part Three: We will provide detailed instructions to help you find your legislators and contact their virtual offices so you can tell them what people living with mental illness need to thrive!