NAMI Winona is a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Winona offers education, support and advocacy to people living with mental illnesses and their families in Winona.
Mental illness, an often isolating illness, affects one in four people. It affects persons of any age, race religion or socioeconomic status. It affects the entire family. Mental illnesses are biological brain disorders and can disrupt a person’s thinking, feelings, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions. Thanks to research and medical advances in medications and treatment, recovery is possible. Many people feel isolated by mental illness due to the stigma and misinformation surrounding it. If your life has been touched by mental illness, you are not alone.
For more more information about NAMI Winona contact Helen at (507) 494-0905.
Mental Health Day on the Hill 2013 - March 12, 2012
Mental Health Day on the Hill will be held on Tuesday, March 12. This year's event is especially important as we have many brand new legislators to educate and the state is facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit. To prevent cuts to essential services for children and adults living with mental illnesses and to keep moving our mental health system forward, we need your help. A free charter bus is available to help people from Winona attend the event, here are the details:
7am: Bus departs from Central Elementary School - 317 Market Street, Winona, MN
10am: Informational Briefing at Christ Lutheran Church - 105 W University Ave, St. Paul
Noon: Rally in the State Capitol Rotunda
3pm: Bus departs from St. Paul
The bus is free to ride but space is limited so an RSVP is required. To reserve your seat, contact Matt Burdick at 651-645-2948 x107 or email@example.com.
Mental Health Resources
For more information about mental illnesses as well as resources in the community, check out these websites:
Project COMPASS -- Disability & Mental Illness Resources
Community Mental Health Resources in Minnesota