On Saturday, September 19, 2015 hundreds of mental health supporters will join together for NAMIWalks in Waukesha. 

The purpose of NAMIWalks is to bring together individuals to celebrate mental illness recovery, honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and to help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness. NAMIWalks is a FREE event and there is no registration fee. However, if you raise $100 or more you will receive and official NAMIWalk in Waukesha 2015 t-shirt. 

NAMIWalks in waukesha Date Information

Saturday, September 19th

Frame Park Picnic Shelter 
701 E. Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI

Registration begins at 10:00 AM
Walk begins at 11:00 AM


Join us for the 2nd Annual Ride for Healthy Minds Motorcycle Ride for Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.

1 in every 5 individuals in America, approximately 44 million adults in any given year, are affected by mental illness. Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Waukesha County for the 2nd Annual Ride for Healthy Minds and help us ‘go green’ for Mental Illness Awareness Week. This is a 50 mile motorcycle ride that begins at Hal's Harley Davidson and ends at Albanese's Roadhouse in Waukesha. Experienced Road Captains from the Kettle Moraine Chapter of the Harley Owners Group will be leading this fun ride to raise awareness about mental health.

Registration includes lunch with a beverage from Albanese’s Roadhouse in Waukesha after the ride and an ‘End Stigma Now’ Lime Green Mental Health Awareness Bandanna. The day will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a tasty lunch. 

All funds raised benefit NAMI of Waukesha County's support, education and advocacy programs for individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community.


Ride for A Healthy Mind Early Registration Tickets

Saturday, October 10th

Starting Location
Hal's Harley Davidson
1925 S. Mooreland  Rd.
New Berlin, WI 53151

10:00 am

Ride Departs
Promptly at 11:00 am

Early registration ends Monday, October 5th. Registration at the door is $25 per rider/bike and $10 per passenger. 

Free Yoga Classes

Join Certified Yoga Instructor Sharon Sampon for a  yoga journey. Yoga is all about balance between breath and movement, effort and relaxation, mind and body. 

Class Information

Wednesdays from August through December 2015
6:30 to 7:15 PM

NAMI Waukesha
217 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53186

To sign up for more information call Sharon at 262-542-9027

NAMI Waukesha Survivors Helping Survivors Support Group

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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. 


2nd Tuesday of Each Month
6:30–8:30 pm

NAMI Waukesha
217 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 300
Waukesha, WI 53186.

Please contact Mary at 262-409-2741

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Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.


  • Meets for six sessions, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.
  • Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.
  • Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.
  • Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.
  • Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.


  • A toolkit of information
  • Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.
  • Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.
  • Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.
  • Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency
  • Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
  • Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.
  • Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.
  • Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.
  • A COMMUNITYPerhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone.

Join US

NAMI Basics Dates   
Start Date:  Sat, October 10, 2015
End Date:  Sat, November 14, 2015

9:00–11:30 AM
Exact location is TBD

Robyn Hardt-Schultz and Christy Bowden

To Register
Please contact Barbara Ducey
(262) 409-2743