Learn about How NAMI Waukesha helps young adults learn about mental health conditions and how to find help through the NAMI Ending the Silence Program.

A special thank you to Pixelbox Visual Design for creating this powerful video and to the staff and students of Brookfield Central High School for sharing their stories about NAMI Ending the Silence and mental health conditions.

NAMI Waukesha is looking for Youth Education Presenters, and YOU are invited!

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Please join us for an informational meeting that will show you the presentation and the steps necessary to become certified to present the NAMI Ending the Silence and NAMI Waukesha Youth Stories of Hope program to high school students! Once trained and approved, presenters can either volunteer or receive a stipend.

NAMI Waukesha Youth Stories of Hope is a live, 40 minute public education program, in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental health conditions during their youth and/or transitional-age years. The presentation takes the young people through the speaker’s journey from the time they began experiencing symptoms, to the importance of asking for help, and ending with what they do now to stay well.  In addition sharing their story, speakers lead the students through various activities like brain breaks, mindfulness, gratitude journals and self-affirmations.

NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is a 50-minute mental health awareness program for high school age youth. Youth learn how to recognize the early warning signs of a mental health condition and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs. During this presentation, presenters educate and share their stories on recovery with youth, instilling hope that recovery is possible.

Attend one of these meetings:

Friday, September 20th, 2019, 9:00 am-11:00 am
Friday, October 18th, 2019, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Friday, November 15th, 2019, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Friday, December 13th, 2019, 9:00 am-11:00 am

Location: NAMI Waukesha Office,
217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 307
Waukesha, WI

For more information contact:
Sarah Pfeiffle, Director of Education & Outreach
sarah@namiwaukesha.org


NAMI Waukesha’s Stories of Hope program was featured in the Waukesha Freeman Newspaper on Saturday, January 5, 2019

Waukesha Freeman article from 1/5/2019


Learn How NAMI Waukesha Has Helped Local Families

Thank you to Pixelbox Visual Design for the donation and production of these videos

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NAMI Waukesha Support Group Change

Please Note: The Total Recovery Support Group held at the NAMI Waukesha offices has been discontinued as of 10/24/2018 until further notice. For information on other Support Groups please contact NAMI Waukesha at 262-524-8886.



NAMI Waukesha Advocacy Committee 

 
Advocate—Mental Health Matters
 

Are you passionate about raising awareness for mental health? NAMI Waukesha is looking for members of the Advocacy Committee!

NAMI of Waukesha County has always recognized the need for community, volunteer led, mental health advocacy. As a result of this, in 2016 we decided to increase our emphasis on legal, institutional and educational advocacy on behalf of the one in five individuals in our community who are affected by mental health conditions by creating the NAMI of Waukesha County Advocacy Committee. The committee is comprised of passionate and enthusiastic members from all backgrounds, experience levels and walks of life. They are united by the belief that everyone deserves high quality, affordable access to mental health resources and they are dedicated to ensuring the availability of services through various advocacy activities.

The Advocacy Committee focuses on Mental Health Awareness, Availability, Access and Acceptance. We develop specific action plans and outreach agendas aimed at helping our neighbors with their struggles. The committee will continue to meet regularly throughout the year and we invite anyone who is interested in helping us to join and lend their time, talent and support.

For more information on joining this important NAMI of Waukesha County initiative, please complete a volunteer application here and contact Sarah Pfeiffle at 262-524-8886 or sarah@namiwaukesha.org