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Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 2-8, 2016

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.

During Mental Illness Awareness Week on Oct. 2-8, join NAMI in shining a light on mental illness and replacing stigma with hope!

We want YOU to #pledgeagainststigma

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016, NAMI Wisconsin is asking YOU to participate in our #PledgeAgainstStigma Project.

We have chosen 5 very important issues in the mental health world. We are asking you to choose an issue that is the most important to you and send us your pledge.

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Read through our information sheet to learn about each issue
  2. Choose one of the following issues that is most important to you:
    1. Jail Diversion
    2. Medical Treatment
    3. Supported Employment
    4. Transportation
    5. Youth Mental Health
  3.   Download & print the postcard of your choice
  4.  Fill out information on the back of the postcard
  5. Send your postcard to 4233 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53711
  6. Share your pledge on social media with the hashtag #PledgeAgainstStigma

Information Sheet

Jail Diversion

Medical Treatment

Supported Employment


Youth Mental Health

NOTE: If you would like a hard copy of any of the postcards listed above, please contact the NAMI Wisconsin office at (608) 268-6000. 

Want to contact your representatives about these important issues? Click here to find your local legislators! 

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016: Week At A Glance


Healing Art Show Opening Reception

Friday, October 7, 5–9 PM

Part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery night, NAMI Wisconsin hosts the 10th Annual Healing Art Show opening reception at VSA Wisconsin, 1709 Aberg Ave, Suite 1 in Madison. Join us to discover the works of local artists who have experienced mental illness, create your own artwork and be part of a collaborative art piece, and free food and beverages. The Healing Art Show will be on display at VSA Wisconsin for the months of October and November! Stop by during gallery hours, M-Th, 9 am–4 pm to see the exhibit. Learn more here