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February 3, 2020

[UPDATED March 13, 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!

[UPDATE: As of March 13, due to concerns for public health regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, NAMI Wisconsin has elected to reschedule the Annual Conference 2020. The conference will now be held on Tuesday September 29th through Wednesday September 30th, 2020 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Read More

    It may sound strange to start an article on financial access to mental health care with the credentials that different mental health providers have, but that is where consumers need to start in choosing a mental health provider.

    Below there is a list of mental health provider categories along with their credentials.

    Psychiatrists

    Psychiatrists are medical doctors so you will see the initials M.D. after their names. Perhaps partly because of how few psychiatrists there are, how busy they are, and how complicated 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

    [NOTE: This event has been CANCELLED for the date of Monday March 23, 2020 ONLY. All other dates will meet as scheduled.]

    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 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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