The latest at NAMI Wisconsin...
Mar. 5, 2014
Comedian and Activist Kevin Breel to Visit Oshkosh!
Kevin Breel is a 20-year-old writer, comedian, and mental health activist. His TED TALK, titled "Confessions of a Depressed Comic" quickly went viral with over half a million views in the first few weeks - and has become one of the most watched TED talks to date. Bringing humor to a heavy issue, Kevin's work has been featured on countless media outlets - including The Huffington Post, MTV and most recently the Today Show.
He will give to presentations :
-Schools & Groups, 1:00pm -Arrange for your school or group to attend by calling Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh, (920) 230-4840.
Feb. 11, 2014
Governor Walker Visits NAMI and Signs New Legislation!
The Governor also emphasized that although this legislation is a significant step in a very promising direction, it should not be a "one-time photo opp," but rather a continual investment in mental health services and stigma reduction. We were encouraged to hear an interest in maintaining the current momentum and honored to be part of this historic moment for Wisconsinites affected by mental illness!
Jan. 31, 2014
NAMI Wisconsin on Wisconsin Public Radio!
Our very own Julianne Carbin, Executive Director, talks with John Munson about the impact of a set of bills passed last week and what else is needed. This rare set of bipartisan measures passed the state Senate with near-unanimous support – mental health reforms that would add funding, create programs, and seem to improve access for those in need of treatment. Governor Walker has signaled he will sign the bills into law.