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Volunteer Opportunity with NAMI Faithnet locally

 

Would you like to be trained to know how to reach out to Faith Communities?

The materials and training are provided by NAMI Faithnet to encourage and equip NAMI members to engage with and share their personal stories and NAMI resources with local faith groups. Faith communities are the first place many people in distress turn, but often find little empathy or preparedness should a psychiatric disturbance occur. Our ultimate goal is to build a bridge to the faith communities in order to help them create a place where people facing mental illness feel safe, cared for, and included. We are planning to train a team from our local affiliate early in 2014.

Could you help us? For more information contact Marvin Lutz 715-592-4522 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
In Our Own Voice Presenters Can Make a Difference

 

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a 60–90 minute presentation on mental illness that can be used as a training, workshop, program, or staffing for area agencies, groups, schools, civic organizations or churches.

NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a presentation that unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. It imparts a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. NAMI In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness. It is led by a team of two trained presenters who are living in recovery with mental illness and includes stories, videos and discussion.

Those who have contact with mental illness in a professional capacity or who want to learn more on a personal level will benefit from scheduling an IOOV presentation. For more information, contact Emily Fiedler at 715-254-5858, Sarah Long at 715-323-2626, or Marvin Lutz at 715-592-4478.

 
Cynda and Linea Johnson Presentation Now On-Line

 

The recent presentation at UWSP by Cynda and Linea Johnson, authors of Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her, was recorded and can be viewed by going to www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ZnjRWXe4chA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUXU_QcUEBA0TcmIk48qHKhw)

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 00:29
 
Clubhouse Schedule for Central Wisconsin

 

The clubhouse is a supportive environment where people experiencing mental health issues cultivate independence through peer support and peer services. There are no dues, only a nominal fee for lunch. Budgeting, Arts and Crafts, Employment Skills and Job Readiness, Support Groups, Recovery Plans, a Walking Group, a Baking Group, are some of the services offered at the various locations. We are happy to announce a new clubhouse opened recently in Wisconsin Rapids.

Wisconsin Rapids: River Cities Clubhouse is located in the United Methodist Church on 441 Garfield Street, Wisconsin Rapids. Hours Monday-Friday: 10:30 - 1:30. (715)-424-4115

Marshfield: A Better Way Clubhouse, 205 S. Cherry Avenue, Marshfield. Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. (715)207-6622

Stevens Point: ROCC Point, 2040 Jefferson Street, Stevens Point. Hours: Monday: 10:30 - 5:00, Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 to 3:30. (715-344-4210, MILC)

For more information, call Robyn Siskoff at 715-344-4210 Ext. 228.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 00:33
 
Plan Now to Attend NAMI Wisconsin’s 2014 Conference May 2–3 at Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton

 

The 2014 conference, “Perspective Makes a Difference,” will focus on diversity and mental health. The conference will also feature a “youth track” consisting of various workshops focusing on mental health in children and young adults along with a Crisis Intervention Team training session. The conference lasts two days, with two keynote speakers and around 30 workshops on various mental health topics. It brings around 300 people—families, consumers, professionals, volunteers and more—from around Wisconsin together to discuss, support, advocate and learn about mental health.

NAMI Wisconsin’s annual conference has a long history of bringing top notch speakers and the most up to date information to Wisconsin’s citizens affected by mental illness.

Watch the newsletter for registration information (scholarships will be available) and/or go to namiwisconsin.org.

 
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