Annual Conference

NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference 2014 

Thank you for coming to the Annual Conference! 

Click here to see photos from the conference. 

Click here to see photos from NAMI Wisconsin's "Why I Join" campaign! 


2014 Conference Materials: 

2013-2015 Legislative Session- worksheet

Affiliate Networking Session- powerpoint slides

Ask the Expert: Borderline Personality Disorder- powerpoint slides

Ask the Expert: Depression- powerpoint slides

Ask the Expert: Medications- powerpoint

Ask the Expert: Schizophrenia- worksheet

Chapter 51: Proof, Procedure and Revisions- worksheet

Disclosing my Mental Health Condition at Work- worksheet

Diversity and Inclusion: Changing Communities- powerpoint slides

Intro to CIT/CIP- powerpoint slides

Intro to Kenosha County Behavioral Health Treatment Courts- powerpoint slides

Mental Health in Correctional Settings- TDF Brochure

NAMI Smarts- Module 1 powerpoint slides

Peers in the Workforce in Wisconsin- powerpoint slides

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide- worksheet

Resources for Reporting on Suicide- worksheet

Selling Hope- powerpoint slides

WISE: 5 Ways to Disclose or Not Disclose

WISE: Principles of Stigma Reduction

WISE Basics- powerpoint slides




Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI

May 2-3, 2014


The NAMI Wisconsin 2014 Conference, Perspective Makes A Difference, celebrates diversity, making the most of every individual’s background, experiences and perspectives. CIT officer track is on Friday, May 2 for officers looking to strengthen their skills in building collaboration as it pertains to crisis intervention. A youth track with special breakouts geared towards young adults and youth will be offered on Saturday, May 3! Join more than 400 mental health consumers, family members and professionals, May 2-3, to learn about the latest information on mental illness, network with peers around the state, and support the mental health movement in Wisconsin! 


Friday's keynote speaker is Mike Veny, a consumer, national mental illness stigma speaker and musician. Committed to inspiring people to feel hope, Mike uses his public speaking and drumming as a critical part of his recovery. His speech will address the challenge of mental illness stigma through a message that encourages simple, proactive actions. He will pump up the energy to kick off the conference on Friday, May 2, by incorporating drumming into his speech and will later do an interactive breakout session where participants themselves will have a chance to drum.

Saturday's keynote speech will be given by Cinda and Linea Johnson, co-authors of Perfect Chaos. The mother-daughter duo describes their remarkable journey from the initial worries to long sleepless nights and the slow understanding and rebuilding of trust. It is the story of a daughter’s courage and a mother’s faith, and their love that helped them smash through the stigma of mental illness. The book will be available for sale and signing on Saturday. 


We hope you can join us!

Click here for a tentative conference agenda. 


Young Adult Track- click here to download the flyer

Are you a young adult or student between the ages of 15-26 and are interested in attending the Youth Track at the conference? The Youth Track, which will take place on Saturday, May 3, is a powerful track (series of workshops) for young adults only that will equip you with the skills you need to make a difference in your community, in the lives of your peers and in your own life. You will get engaged with the mental health movement by connecting with other young adults and working together to drive social change. 

You could attend the Youth Track for FREE!- click here to download a Youth Track scholarship application. 





Conference materials to download