NAMI Walk 2016

NAMI Monroe County walked in support of mental illness advocacy and stigma elimination during Mental Illness Awareness Week while partnering with NAMI Dane County.  We are raising funds in hopes to implement more opportunities in Monroe County (and surrounding areas) and, so far, we’re doing pretty well.  At the Walk event, NAMI Monroe won 1st place in Read More

Stigma Free

What is Stigma? Stigma is a sign or sense of disgrace that sets someone apart from others. When people living with a mental health condition are defined or labeled by their condition, they may become part of a stereotyped group that experiences shame, blame and secrecy. Social stigma may include prejudice, exclusion and discrimination toward Read More


Mental illness doesn’t just strike an individual. It strikes a family. Family caregivers are often isolated by the stigma of mental illness. According to an NAC report developed in collaboration with NAMI, On Pins and Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness, more than 8 million family caregivers of people with mental illness face serious Read More

Suicide Prevention Awareness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness, share resources and help others find support and understanding.  Many individuals are not aware of the warning signs of suicide and are not prepared if a crisis does happen.  By talking about suicide prevention and working on steps to reduce risk, we can Read More

I Am Stigma Free

Take the #IAmStigmaFree Pledge and support the STIGMAFREE campaign on thunderclap to help raise awareness.Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. You can help raise awareness for mental health issues by taking the stigmafree pledge and show your support for #IAmStigmaFree on thunderclap. Thunderclap helps organizations send out a Read More

You Are Not Alone

Mental health conditions are common among teens.  1 in 5 live with a mental health condition; half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24.  For some, experiencing the first signs can be scary and confusing.  Discussing what you are going through with others is an important first step to getting Read More

Hearts & Minds

In honor of Valentine’s Day, NAMI Monroe County would like to mention the NAMI Hearts & Minds program, which is an online, interactive, educational initiative promoting the idea of wellness in both mind and body. Wellness is an ongoing process of learning how to make choices that support a more successful, healthy life.  One study, published Read More