Welcome to NAMI La Crosse County
If you have a family member with mental illness and you are looking for support, you have come to the right place. Or, if you have a diagnosis of mental illness, we have resources for you, too. We are part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the only non-profit organization dedicated to improving not only the lives of individuals with mental illness, but of the entire family. If you or your loved one has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, borderline personality disorder or similar brain disorders, we can help. And we have special programs designed for parents of children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, childhood depression bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and other illnesses.
We know that families can be confused and overwhelmed when confronted with a diagnosis of serious mental illness. We've been there too. NAMI La Crosse County members are families and professionals who understand what you are going through. By helping each other, we all gain new insights and understanding, and we make the world a better place for those coping with mental illness.
Our meetings that are open to the public are held on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 7:00pm. The location is the Congregational Church on the corner of Losey and Main Streets in La Crosse WI. Meetings are held in the months of September – November and January – May. We also have two outings a year which are open to the all NAMI members and the general public. The first is a potluck picnic in August and in December we have a Christmas party.
Following are the scheduled meetings held at Congregational Church unless otherwise noted.
here are three ways to connect with other NAMI La Crosse members:
- NAMI Support Group meets regularly in La Crosse. We have a support group for family members/caregivers of people suffering with a mental illness and/or support groups for individuals with a mental illness diagnosis who are working toward recovery.
- NAMI Education Classes provide in-depth understanding of mental illness, coping methods and resources. Our classes are designed for small groups with a common focus: families of an adult with mental illness; parents of a child or adolescent with mental illness.
- NAMI Monthly Meetings bring in expert speakers to talk about topics from the latest in brain research to coping skills for caregivers to legal and insurance issues.
All our family programs are offered free of charge. You don't have to join NAMI to participate, although we believe that once you discover what we are trying to do to improve the lives of so many who are dealing with mental illness, you will want to be part of the NAMI community.
If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, try the NAMI Wisconsin, the NAMI Minnesota or the NAMI National websites, However, if you need immediate help or a resource for your family member, contact NAMI La Crosse County directly by calling 608-779-1554. You can also email Info@NAMILaCrosseCounty.org We will do our best to listen and offer guidance based on our members' experience.
Browse the links below for different topics of interest.
Illness (by diagnosis)
NAMI La Crosse County Membership Form (PDF File)
NAMI La Crosse County Bylaws 2010 (PDF File)