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Join NAMI Waukesha as we co-host with community partners several screenings of Suicide: The Ripple Effect in May for Mental Health Month.

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You are invited to participate in an exciting opportunity that will take place during May for Mental Health Month. This May, NAMI Waukesha will be joining a partnership with WISE, Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee, Mental Health America of Wisconsin, Rogers Behavioral Health and Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services, to provide three local showings of the documentary film, "Suicide: The Ripple Effect." 

This film documents the journey of Kevin Hines, who at 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, and, since then, how he has catalyzed a movement to help others stay alive and find recovery. Proceeds from these films will go toward providing local suicide prevention efforts. Showings will also include Q&A, as well as discussion with one of the cast members.

If we sell enough tickets, the theatres will open up to allow more seating, so please help us reach our tipping point! We hope that you can join us in attending one of these films. And, please help us gain momentum by sharing information about these screenings with anyone who may also want to attend.

Tuesday, May 1
Showing from 7 to 9 pm at Oriental Theater, Milwaukee

Wednesday, May 9
Showing from 12 to 2 pm at Marcus North Shore Theater, Mequon

Wednesday, May 16
Showing from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at New Berlin, Ridge Cinema 

Please Note: Thanks to the support of Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services we have a limited number of free tickets available for youth and their families. If you are interested in receiving free tickets to this important screening please contact Lexi at lexi@namiwaukesha.org.


Join NAMI Waukesha and Amber's Last Promise for Two Special Events to Raise Funds for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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NAMI Waukesha Advocacy Committee 

Are you passionate about raising awareness for mental health? NAMI Waukesha is looking for new members of the newly formed 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 monthly throughout 2017 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 contact Cathy Friend at 262-409-2748 or cathy@namiwaukesha.org.