Aug
18
to Aug 19

NAMI Wisconsin Peer Support Group Training

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NAMI Wisconsin Peer Support Group offers peer support in a safe and caring environment. Each support group is led by trained facilitators who have moved forward in their recovery journey with the support of their peers.

The group begins with a one minute introduction from each participant and the facilitators, moves into a 15-30 minute educational discussion and then on to open discussion to address the specific needs of the group. Every group ends with a 5 minute activity that focuses on strength and recovery.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

NAMI Family Support Group Training

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NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. The hallmark of a NAMI support group is leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of the other participants. It can offer you practical advice on addressing issues related to mental illness and your loved one and gives you the appropriate space to have your personal needs met so that you can provide the best possible care for your family member.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

12th Annual Healing Art Show Opening Reception

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Please join us for the opening reception of this year's Healing Art Show, an exhibit featuring 40+ artists who creatively express themselves through art. 

Stop by anytime-- there will be food and beverages, an art workshop, live music, and a chance to meet the artists. There will be fun for all ages, so  bring the whole family! 

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Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

On Campus Peer Support Group Training

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NAMI Wisconsin's Campus Support Group training offers peer support in a safe and caring environment. Each support group is led by trained facilitators who will help create an environment for peers to openly and safely share what is on their minds. Here you will learn exactly what a peer support group looks like and how to facilitate one on your campus.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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Oct
19
to Oct 21

NAMI Family-to-Family Training

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The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. NAMI Family-to-Family was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA.

Note: The Family-to-Family Training takes place twice a year. Go back to the Events page to see all upcoming trainings for the year.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Training

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NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a unique, recovery education course open to any individual living with a serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

This free course consists of 10 two-hour classes designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. It is taught by a team of two trained "mentors" who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

NAMI Wisconsin Peer Support Group Training

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NAMI Wisconsin Peer Support Group offers peer support in a safe and caring environment. Each support group is led by trained facilitators who have moved forward in their recovery journey with the support of their peers.

The group begins with a one minute introduction from each participant and the facilitators, moves into a 15-30 minute educational discussion and then on to open discussion to address the specific needs of the group. Every group ends with a 5 minute activity that focuses on strength and recovery.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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May
5
to May 6

NAMI Basics Training

The NAMI Basics is an education program designed for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents diagnosed with mental illness/emotional disturbance or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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May
5
to May 6

NAMI In Our Own Voice Training

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In Our Own Voice (IOOV) Training provides individuals an opportunity to become a trained presenter and become part of a team to break down mental illness stigma. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn public speaking skills in a very easy and accessible manner. You will be able to turn your own story into a tool to help others deal with the fear and stigma that surrounds mental illness.

This two-day training is a great way to be a part of the miracle that makes NAMI the great advocacy organization it is and allows you to play a key role in breaking down stigma.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Action on the Square

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Action on the Square is a day 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! 

Anyone who cares deeply about mental health can attend Action on the Square! No previous advocacy experiences are required. 

Click here to learn more about Action on the Square

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference 2018

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NAMI Wisconsin’s Annual Conference 2018 is a two-day event for leaders in the mental health world. This year’s conference will be held April 20th-21st, 2018 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

The overall purpose of the NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference 2018 is to connect over 400 mental health advocates under one common roof while spotlighting topics relevant to mental health and wellness. The event will once again host a large variety of audiences, including mental health providers, leaders, social workers, clinicians, government officials, criminal justice partners, consumers, and family members. Mental health advocates from all over the state are welcome to attend.

The conference theme, Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future, will focus on past successes and future goals. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate the great strides NAMI has taken in improving the mental health system, while also planning for even bright futures for those affected by mental illness.  

Click here to learn more about the Annual Conference 2018. 

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Apr
6
to Apr 8

NAMI Family-to-Family Training

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The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. NAMI Family-to-Family was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA.

Note: The Family-to-Family Training takes place twice a year. Go back to the Events page to see all upcoming trainings for the year.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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Mar
10
8:00 AM08:00

On Campus Peer Support Group Training

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NAMI Wisconsin's Campus Support Group training offers peer support in a safe and caring environment. Each support group is led by trained facilitators who will help create an environment for peers to openly and safely share what is on their minds. Here you will learn exactly what a peer support group looks like and how to facilitate one on your campus.

Note: Interested in becoming a NAMI program facilitator? Contact your local affiliate for more information on how to get involved.

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#GivingTuesday
Nov
28
12:00 AM00:00

#GivingTuesday

NAMI Wisconsin has once again joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnessed the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

Occurring this year on Tuesday, November 28th, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. 

This #GivingTuesday, NAMI Wisconsin is asking you to give in some way, shape, or form. Whether it be a monetary donation to keep our programming efforts going or giving your time as a volunteer, please know how important your generosity is to your organization. We cannot do it without you! 

To make a generous donation to NAMI Wisconsin, click here

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Advocates of Tomorrow: Young Professionals Networking Event

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Are you a young professional who is interested in getting involved in the nonprofit sector? If so, join NAMI Wisconsin on Thursday, October 26th for Advocates of Tomorrow, a young professionals networking event for individuals interested in adding their voice to the nonprofit sector. This free event will provide attendees with information about how to get involved with NAMI Wisconsin and many other nonprofit organizations in the area. There will be opportunities to network, a keynote address by Kyira Hauer, and of course.. food!

Keynote Speaker: Kyira Hauer of KindaKreative, LLC
Kyira Hauer is the founder of the #ReclaimBeauty project and owner of KindaKreative LLC. Her goal in everything she does is to make a statement and get people talking about the things often swept under the rug. She believes that change is only possible when we create the space for people to embrace their vulnerability and uses her business to try and create those spaces for people in her community.

If you have any questions about this event, feel free to contact NAMI Wisconsin's Communications & Events Director at jamie@namiwisconsin.org. We hope to see you there! 
 

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Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

11th Annual Healing Art Show Opening Reception

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Please join us for the opening reception of this year's Healing Art Show, an exhibit featuring 40 artists who creatively express themselves through art. 

Stop by anytime-- there will be food and beverages, an art workshop, live music, and a chance to meet the artists. There will be fun for all ages, so  bring the whole family! 

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

Provider Education Presenter Training

NAMI Provider Education introduces mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of individuals living with mental illness and their families. You’ll develop enhanced empathy for their daily challenges and recognize the importance of including them in all aspects of the treatment process.

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Jul
15
to Jul 16

Basics Teacher Training

The NAMI Basics is an education program designed for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents diagnosed with mental illness/emotional disturbance or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.

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Annual Conference 2017
May
5
to May 6

Annual Conference 2017

NAMI Wisconsin’s Annual Conference is a two-day event for leaders in the mental health world. This year’s conference will be held May 5-6, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin at the Sheraton Madison Hotel.

The purpose of the Annual Conference is bring over 400 mental health advocates together to spotlight issues relevant to mental health and wellness. Additionally, NAMI Wisconsin uses the conference as a way to celebrate the many successful statewide efforts that end the stigma around mental illness.

The conference theme, Together We Define Tomorrow, will focus on community collaboration for change. Conference attendees will gain useful advocacy tools that they can bring back to their local communities. The event will once again host a large variety of audiences- including mental health providers, leaders, social workers, clinicians, government officials, criminal justice partners, consumers, and family members. This is a unique opportunity for all individuals to connect with one another under one common roof. 

Click here for more information. 

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Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Legacy of Love: A Night Out with NAMI Wisconsin

On Monday, October 24th, the June family was shattered to pieces as they lost their father and husband to depression. Adam June was a loving father of four young children. His favorite thing to do in life was to show his children all the fun things life had to offer. As real as his happiness was, his pain was real too. Adam continually cared for those around him, instead of caring for himself.


On Saturday, January 21st, NAMI Wisconsin will partner with Crowe Collective and Wilson Law Group to present Legacy of Love: A Night Out with NAMI Wisconsin. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the four young children of Adam June.

Charly Rowe, founder of Crowe Collective initiated this event when two of her co-workers at Wilson Law Group, LLC each lost a family member to suicide within the last couple of months. In effort to grieve and support with one another, both families desired an avenue for advocacy not only to bring healing to the suicide survivor’s, but also  to promote awareness for mental health.

The first in a planned series of Legacy of Love events will be held from 6:00 pm -10:00 pm at the Brink Lounge, in Madison, WI. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle at a community social hour, take the pledge against stigmas surrounding mental illness, listen to local spoken word artists and enjoy the evening to the lively tunes of the Caravan Gypsy Swing Band.

Local sponsors for this event include Wilson Law Group, LLC; Mental Health Solutions, S C; Chick-fil-A West Towne, The Brink Lounge and Foxwell Digital.

Tickets are $10 and currently available through Eventbrite.com,  but will also be sold at the door. All ticket sales go to the trust fund for Adam June’s children, which is being generously donated by Wilson Law Group, LLC.

To learn more, click here

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Listening Session: Bucket Approach to Smoking Cessation

Join us for lunch to hear about emerging best practices regarding quitting smoking and mental illness. Learn about the “Bucket Approach” and provide your feedback - what would help you integrate this model into your standard practice with all CSP/CCS clients who smoke?

Chippewa County Courthouse
Room 001/003
711 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Listening Session: Bucket Approach to Smoking Cessation

Join us for lunch to hear about emerging best practices regarding quitting smoking and mental illness. Learn about the “Bucket Approach” and provide your feedback - what would help you integrate this model into your standard practice with all CSP/CCS clients who smoke?

Southwest Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd.
Fennimore, WI 53809

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