Join us for Blue Jean Bingo 2016

Join NAMI Waukesha for an evening of delicious food and bingo fun! Blue Jean Bingo includes an all you can eat fish fry buffet, licensed bingo event with cash prizes, a wine pull, large silent auction and voice auction. All proceeds benefit NAMI Waukesha's support, education and advocacy programs for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Help share the hope of recovery by joining us for this fun event! 

Blue Jean Bingo Event Details 

Friday May 6th, 2016
Country Springs Hotel Grand Ballroom

2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI

Time

All-You-Can-Eat-Fish-Fry Buffet
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Bingo Packet Sales Begin
6:30 PM
Licensed Bingo Games Begin
7:00 PM

Please note that you must pre-register for the fish fry buffet and fish fry registrations closed on April 25, 2016. You can still join us for the bingo portion of the evening by purchasing bingo packets at the door but individuals are unable to purchase fish fry registrations at the door.


NAMI Waukesha voted the Small Nonprofit of the Year

On Thursday, October 15th, NAMI of Waukesha County was honored at the Waukesha County Executive Awards as the Small Nonprofit of the Year. We are truly honored to receive this award from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and are thankful for everyone who was involved in choosing NAMI Waukesha as the recipient of this award.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who worked tirelessly to help us accomplish our mission of sharing the hope of recovery with individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community. This award would not be possible without all of our volunteers and supporters. 



Rec and Recovery

Our hope is to create a fun, relaxed group for individuals experiencing mental illness. Make new friends and grow your support system through engaging activities.

NAMI Waukesha and Lutheran Social Services are starting this group in collaboration with Waukesha County Health and Human Services because we see a need for social support while providing assistance and empowerment for young adults like ourselves experiencing a mental health diagnosis.

Who is Rec and Recovery for?

Young Adults (18-25) with a mental health diagnosis who are currently receiving treatment.

Rec and Recovery Information

Meetings and Outings will be held on Tuesday evenings. Contact Lexi at 262-524-8886 or lexi@namiwaukesha.org for more information about this group.


WRAP: The Wellness Action Recovery Plan 

Our hope is to create an engaging WRAP group that serves as a transformative experience for individuals with a mental health diagnosis. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan or WRAP is a self-designed prevention and wellness tool that you can use to get well, and stay well. 

NAMI Waukesha and Lutheran Social Services are have created this group in collaboration with Waukesha County Health and Human Services because we see a need for social support while providing assistance and empowerment for young adults like ourselves experiencing a mental health diagnosis. 

Who is WRAP for?

Young Adults (18-25) with a mental health diagnosis who are currently receiving treatment.

Group members will participate by referral; if you know someone who may be a good fit for this group please contact Lexi at 262-524-8886.

Questions

Please contact Lexi at 262-524-8886 or lexi@namiwaukesha.org.


Save the Date for NAMIWalks Waukesha 2016!

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Frame Park Picnic Shelter
701 E. Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI

Join us for NAMIWalks Waukesha 2016  to raise funds and awareness for mental health. NAMIWalks in Waukesha is our largest fundraiser and awareness building event. NAMIWalks in Waukesha brings together hundreds of individuals in our community to celebrate mental illness recovery, to honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and to help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness.


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
 
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. 

PLEASE JOIN US

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

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

Questions?
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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • 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.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • 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, April 9, 2016
End Date:  Sat, May 14, 2016


9:00–11:30 AM
     
NAMI Waukesha
217 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53186

Instructors
Robyn Hardt-Schultz and Christy Bowden

To Register
Please contact Barbara Ducey
P (262) 409-2743
barb@namiwaukesha.org