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February 3, 2020

Mark your calendars! The Annual Conference 2020 will be held Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020 At the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI!

This year’s conference theme, Growing Stronger Together, will focus on the strength of NAMI as a grassroots organization. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate the many unique connections grassroots organizations can create, while also learning how to use these connections to make the mental health system more collaborative.

The event will once again host Read More

    NAMI Northwoods, serving Marathon, Lincoln, and Oneida Counties in Wisconsin, is currently in need of a volunteer Media and Marketing Manager.

    Duties include contacting local media to update ads, promoting NAMI programs, presentations and fundraising. Should be familiar with NAMI and available resources. Help promote membership of NAMI to community members.. Must be a team player!

    A minimum of 2-3 hours per month for this volunteer opportunity will be greatly appreciated.

    To indicate your interest in serving in this position or for more Read More

    Our local growing non-profit NAMI Northwoods, serving Marathon, Lincoln, and Oneida Counties in Wisconsin, is currently in need of a volunteer Secretary for our Board of Directors.

    Duties include attending monthly meetings of the Board as well as attending the NAMI Northwoods annual membership meeting, collecting and documenting all meeting minutes, drafting and editing letters as needed to organizations requesting sponsorship for events, and networking with other organizations in person or by letter to raise awareness and funding. Keeps and maintains Read More

    NAMI Northwoods, serving Marathon, Lincoln, and Oneida Counties in Wisconsin, is currently in need of a volunteer Treasurer for our Board of Directors.

    Duties include meeting with the entire Board once a month as well as attending the NAMI Northwoods annual membership meeting, responsibility for maintaining all financial accounts, and preparation of the monthly and annual budget with the Executive Director, as well as assisting in the preparation of documents for grants, and other financial duties as needed. Must be a Read More

    Mental Health / Mental Illness Information

    Here are some basic facts about mental illness.

    Mental illness is an umbrella term that includes many different mental conditions. Statistics vary by source but about 25% of Americans will experience mental illness at some time in their lives. In most cases unless you know someone’s history, it is impossible to tell just by looking who has a mental illness. Mental illnesses vary in intensity ranging from mild to moderate to severe Many people with mental illness live independently Read More

    The Wausau 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 Read More

    The Wausau Peer Support Group offers support in a safe, caring environment. The group is led by trained facilitators who have moved forward in their own recovery journey with the support of their peers.

    This informal meeting meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM, and begins with a 10-minute educational discussion and then on to an open discussion to address the specific needs of the group. Every meeting closes focusing on strength and recovery.

    Attendance is optional and Read More

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