NAMI Waukesha Awards Dinner

Join NAMI Waukesha on March 7th to honor individuals who are making a difference in the lives of those impacted by mental health conditions in our community.

March 7, 2017
Event begins at 5:00 PM
Tuscan Hall Banquet Center
409 Delafield St
Waukesha, WI 53188

For this years' award recipients, other additional information and or to register for this event, please click below: 

New NAMI Waukesha Support Groups

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NAMI Waukesha Total Recovery Support Group

A Peer Support Group for people living with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Concerns.

Total Recovery is a safe and supportive place to discuss issues concerning recovery from both substance abuse and mental health disorders. At Total Recovery support group we share our experiences, coping strategies, and understanding with each other, in the hope that our shared wisdom will increase our understanding and hope and decrease suffering and isolation.For individuals who are seeking recovery from a co-occurring mental health condition and substance use disorder.

2nd and 4th Thursday of Every Month starting January 12, 2017

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NAMI Waukesha Office
217 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53186
(Parking is located behind building)

Questions? Contact Ken at 262-409-2740 or

NAMI Parent Support Group

This support group is for parents andcaregivers who have a child under the age of 18 affected by a mental health condition.  Parent peer facilitators guide the group and provide information about local resources and share emotional support to alleviate isolation.

Please note:  This group is for adult parents and caregivers only. Due to the sensitive nature of the discussions, children are not allowed to attend this group and child care is not provided. There is no need to pre-register for attendance at this support group.

First and Third Wednesday of Every Month 

6:30 pm– 8:30 pm

NAMI Waukesha Offices
217 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 300
(Parking behind the building)

Questions? Contact Barb or Denise at 262-409-2743 or,

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group ofindividuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived
experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health conditions

Fourth Tuesday of Every Month from October 2016– June 2017

Crosspoint Community Church
W380 N6931 N. Lake Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Conference Room

Questions? Contact Barb or Denise at 262-409-2743 or,

NAMIWalks Waukesha was a success!

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

On Saturday, September 17th, approximately 400 individuals gathered together at Frame Park in Waukesha to help change the conversation about mental health and to raise funds to support NAMI Waukesha’s programs in our community. This was our most successful NAMIWalks Waukesha event ever and we have surpassed our goal, raising $62,223 so far and donations are still coming in! Donations will be accepted until November 17th. Your generous support helped make this happen and because of you we are able to share the message of hope for individuals and families that every single person can get the mental health treatment they need and experience recovery.

Take the Pledge to be Stigma Free

In a country where 1 in 5 people are affected by a mental health condition, it's time for all of us to step and change the conversation. Join Mayim Bialik and pledge to be #StigmaFree.

1. Take the Pledge
2. Record Your Video
3. Upload your video to your YouTube channel and other social media accounts. Be sure to include #StigmaFree in the title of your video

NAMI Waukesha Executive Director Honored at the Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence Awards

On June 17th NAMI Waukesha's Executive Director, Mary Madden was honored as a 2016 Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence in the Inspiration category for all of her hard work and dedication as a mental health advocate. Please join us in congratulating Mary for this accomplishment. 

NAMI Waukesha voted the 2015 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. 

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.

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To Learn About Upcoming NAMI Basics Class Dates Please visit the Education Tab and click on NAMI Basics.