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NAMI Election Advocacy in 2020

July 26, 2020

  As we move into election season, there are some basics to remember regarding how to legally engage in the political process as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. First, as a tax-exempt non-profit, we are legally obligated to NOT engage in activities supporting a particular political party or candidate, or to endorse any particular political party more »

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Farmer Mental Health Resources

June 30, 2020

Anyone who is or knows a farmer, knows there are unique stresses and health challenges to the agricultural life – including mental health.  Here are some resources for helping farmers and other rural residents deal with these challenges. Rural Realities Podcast produced by the Wisconsin Farm Center Improving Mental Health Service Access for Farming and more »

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Psychological Self-Care & First Aid Strategies

June 21, 2020

Physically Exercise Sleep enough but not too much Eat healthy foods and regularly Keep up personal hygiene Create/find safe, surroundings Emotionally Do things that you enjoy—music, exercise, gardening, etc. Set boundaries with people who are not helpful Slow down and relax Set realistic expectations Decide what your real priorities are Do not compare how you more »

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Download: OCMH Monthly Newsletter

May 27, 2020

July 15, 2020 This month we have discontinued our special COVID-19 newsletter and have made a few changes to our monthly OCMH newsletter. This most recent edition as well as the prior COVID-19 editions are downloadable below: June 10, 2020 May 27, 2020 April 15, 2020

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What Does The Census Have To Do With Mental Illness?

May 19, 2020

The census actually has a big impact on mental health. In this video, NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. shares why the census matters to people affected by mental health conditions: Federal, state and local governments distribute funding and make decisions about resources based on the population counts from the census. This includes resources for more »

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Financial Access to Mental Health Services

March 16, 2020

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 more »

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