Second Ever Student Leadership Track

Are you a young adult looking to take charge of your own wellness? Do you want to get involved in the mental health movement? Then the Student Leadership Track is for you!

With the help of NAMI Dane County and NAMI UW-Madison, we will host a group of dedicated college and high school aged students at the Annual Conference 2015!  For the second year in a row, the Annual Conference will offer a Student Leadership Track for students and young adults who are interested in the mental health movement. The track will be on Saturday, April 25.

The Student Leadership Track is a way for NAMI Wisconsin to reach out to a younger population that we haven't worked with as much as we should. Young adults are at a critical age when symptoms of mental illness may begin to present themselves, and we want to make sure they are informed and feel supported. 

This "track" of the conference will equip participants with the skills needed to make a difference in their community, their life and the lives of their peers, in addition to making a positive impact as an empowered member of society. Workshops include:

  • A keynote address by Daniel Fisher, PhD, a nationally renowned psychiatrist and advocate who lives with schizophrenia
  • A hands-on art therapy experience and team building exercise
  • A session on the power of mindfulness and the mind-body connection, including how to manage stress
  • A Peer Support Group facilitated by students from NAMI UW-Madison

Register by going to namiwisconsin.org/annual-conference and register under the Student option. If attending is a financial hardship, please fill out a scholarship application and you could go for FREE. Contact Colleen at colleen@namiwisconsin.org or 608-268-6000 for more information.

***NAMI UW-Madison is hosting a contest to send two students to the Student Leadership track. They are seeking creative submissions from high school and college students (ages 14-25) that illustrate the idea of empowerment. Submissions will be on display at the conference. For questions, email Taylor Iwaszko at iwaszko@wisc.edu.