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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Question. Persuade. Refer.
The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. This QPR gatekeeper training educates anyone 18+ about how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person, at risk of suicide, the help they need. Individuals will learn three simple steps needed to know to help prevent suicide. Participants will receive a certificate after training.

QPR Training:
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00 PM-1:15 PM

NAMI Waukesha Office
217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300
Waukesha, WI. 53186

To RSVP call NAMI Waukesha 262-524-8886
or email sunnie@namiwaukesha.org


QPR Training:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:30 PM-7:30 PM

New Berlin Library
15105 Library Lane
New Berlin, WI. 53151

Questions? Please Call: 262-754-1815
Or Email: nbinfo@newberlinlibrary.org



Your Story Matters
Free event. Your story matters. You matter. In a time when suicide rates continually rise, it’s vital to open up spaces for conversation and vulnerability. Join author and mental health advocate, Terrence Lee Talley, and animator Aaron Johnson for an open discussion/Q&A following the screening of Johnson’s documentary Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge which documents three personal, intimate stories as they relate to suicide and the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee. Let’s come together and discuss how we can be present for one another now more than ever. Let’s end the stigma. Let’s fight the epidemic. Ages 12+ welcome. Parents and guardians encouraged to attend with minors due to subject matter. Find this event on Facebook.

Your Story Matters Event
Monday, September 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Waukesha Civic Theatre
264 W Main St, Waukesha, WI. 53186



Join Waukesha Reads & NAMI Waukesha’s Stories of Hope

Join Waukesha Reads (Waukesha's all-community reading program) at the Waukesha Public Library. In the book Lab Girl, we discover that Hope Jahren lives with bipolar disorder. Learn more as local speakers from NAMI Waukesha's Stories of Hope program share personal stories about living with mental health conditions and achieving recovery. There will be a talk back (or questions and answers) with the speakers. No RSVP required.

Waukesha Reads
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:30 PM

Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186



Survivors Helping Survivors Support Group
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. No RSVP required.

Survivors Helping Survivors Support Group
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

NAMI Waukesha Office
217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300
Waukesha, WI. 53186

 


Stories of Hope

See the person not the illness, take action, take the pledge and be stigma free

Stories of Hope is a stigma reducing education program designed to create open dialogue regarding mental illness, stigma and recovery. This program was established in April of 2015, based on feedback received from the community.  Studies show that people with lived experience who share their stories of recovery from mental illness, can be very impactful for family members, as well as those still struggling.

The goal of Stories of Hope is to provide education, reduce stigma and offering hope and inspiration to those affected by mental illness.

Stories of Hope is a live, 40 minute public education program, in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. The presentation is in five parts: despair, acknowledgement, treatment, recovery, triumphs and aspirations. After the presentation, we invite any audience questions. There is a brief audience evaluation to fill out at the end of the presentation.

NAMI Waukesha is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness and their families. This presentation allows you to learn more about mental illness, as well as the free services that NAMI Waukesha offers.

Interested in learning more about Stories of Hope or having a Presentation at your organization?

Contact

Sarah Pfeiffle
Director of Education and Community Outreach
sarah@namiwaukesha.org

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Stories of Hope

October 7th, 2019

U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I L W A U K E E
A T W A U K E S H A

Help us celebrate Mental Illness Awareness week with this anti stigma event! Hear speakers from NAMI Waukesha's Stories of Hope program where they share their personal stories about living with mental health conditions and achieving recovery.

Please park in a parking space labeled "guest 45 minute parking" or park on the street.

Open to the public

Commons Building
1500 N. University Dr.
Waukesha, WI. 53188


QPR: QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER

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A presentation training, offered at no cost, that educates community
members about myths of suicide and how to get a person at risk of
suicide the help they need. Individuals will learn three simple steps
needed to know to help prevent suicide.

Attend one of
these trainings:

July 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, December 13th 2019

Time:

12:00 pm-1:15 pm: QPR Training

Location:

NAMI Waukesha Office
217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53186
Parking located in the back of the building on Park Ave.


RSVP:

To RSVP, please email sunnie@namiwaukesha.org indicating which training you would like to attend.

QPR: QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER (New Berlin Library)

A suicide gatekeeper training that educates anyone 18+ about how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person, at risk of suicide, the help they need. Individuals will learn three simple steps needed to know to help prevent suicide. Participants will receive a certificate after training.

Training:
Open to Public
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:
New Berlin Library
15105 Library Lane
New Berlin, WI. 53151

Questions? Please call: 262-754-1815
Or Email: nbinfo@newberlinlibrary.org



Mental Health Overview and Custom Mental Health Presentation Request

Interested in having NAMI Waukesha come to your organization to provide education about mental health conditions? Please complete this form with information about the type of presentation you are interested in, any specific date(s) you are interested in and any other relevant information and a NAMI Waukesha staff person will follow up with you.

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