Mental Health Awareness Month

Thank you for joining us for 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 raise 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. 

Thank you for joining in our efforts to help us continue our mission. 

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May 2020 Recap: 

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 by creating a casserole recipe book for people who are affected by mental illness. NAMI Wisconsin has been working hard on a cookbook that will encourage increasing the awareness that families dealing with a mental health crisis need your support. Over the month of May, we gathered recipes and are putting together a NAMI Wisconsin Casserole Cookbook, which will be available to purchase this summer. Pre-order the cookbook here!

Coloring Sheets 

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are planned a statewide scavenger hunt to help spread awareness about mental illness and end the stigma! All you had to do was put one of our coloring sheets in your window during the month of May. That’s it!  Then when we were outside we could see how many people were fighting to end the stigma! 

Action Online: 

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Action Online was an online advocacy event 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!

Part One: Over the course of the week, we shared 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 was 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 provided detailed instructions to help you find your legislators and contact their virtual offices so you could tell them what people living with mental illness need to thrive!