In Our Own Voice Presentation
In the wake of the horrible shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, mental illness has been highlighted in the media. About 26% of adults and 13% of children in the U.S. today struggle with mental illness. It can affect anyone at any time in their lives.
Now you can learn more about mental illness via In Our Own Voice, a free presentation developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In Our Own Voice will be offered at Unitarian Universalist Church West on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00p.m.
During In Our Own Voice two seasoned presenters will share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. The presenters have worked with police and fire departments, mental health groups, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, among others.
To attend In Our Own Voice, please RSVP to Ebbie Duggins 262-782-3535 by May 15, 2013. The presentation is free of charge and refreshments will be offered.
Unitarian Universalist Church West is located at 13001 W. North Ave. Brookfield, WI 53005. Plenty of parking is available.
NAMI Waukesha Announces Survivors Helping Survivors Support Group
Have you recently lost a loved one to suicide? Your feelings of grief, sadness, shock, isolation, anger and guilt may seem overwhelming. You may wonder if you will ever recover. These are normal responses. There is help from others who, like you, have experienced this tragedy. They want to help you recover and, most of all, they want you to know that you are not alone.
Survivors Helping Survivors is open to all family members and friends of a loved one who has completed suicide. There is no need to register, no fee and you are welcome to attend as often as you would like.
Survivors Helping Survivors will be held on the 4th Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm at the NAMI Waukesha Offices located at 217 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 300, Waukesha, WI 53186. For more information please contact NAMI Waukesha at 262-524-8886.
Important Support Group Update
The 4th Wednesday of the month support groups that are held at the Waukesha County Mental Health Center are undergoing some time changes.
The education portion of the meeting is being moved to 6:30pm and the support groups will now start at 7:30pm.
NAMI Support Groups at the Waukesha County Mental Health Center:
1501 Airport Rd, Waukesha
4th Wednesday of the month (except June, July and December)
Education meeting: 6:30pm*
Family support group: 7:30pm*
Peer support group: 7:30pm*
*Note new time changes
2012 NAMIWalk in Waukesha Update:
Thank you to everyone that made the 2012 NAMIWalks in Waukesha possible. We raised over $37,000. Please check back as we will begin working on the 2013 NAMIWalk in Waukesha soon.
NAMI Waukesha Announces Weekly Mood Disorders Support Group
NAMI Waukesha is excited to announce a new support group, The Care Connection. The group will support individuals wrestling with Bi-Polar, Depression, ADHD, Schizophrenia or any other diagnoses. The focus of the group is to support everyone affected by mental illness. This includes the person diagnosed (Consumer) and, Family and Friends.
At each meeting everyone benefits from hearing about the experiences, challenges and successes of both groups during a combined session. The meeting then splits into three separate groups: Consumers; Young Adult Consumers; Family and Friends. This format provides everyone with a confidential, safe environment in which to discuss the difficult issues they face and develop ways to cope with them.
The Care Connection will meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Vercelli Building, on the grounds of St. William Catholic Church located at 440 N. Moreland Blvd. in Waukesha. For additional information, please contact NAMI Waukesha at 262-524-8886 or call Peter Castator (414-915-8540), Michael Wycklendt (262-751-9231) or Mary Weisman (262-506-8751). Information is also available at www.thecareconnection.org.
NAMI Waukesha proudly receives funding from United Way of Waukesha County