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

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

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

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

Mental illness affects everyone.  Help NAMI Monroe County continue to build a vital movement to inspire and improve lives.  We rely on your gifts to support our important work. Help NAMI Monroe County push forward in providing resources, education, advocacy and support those in need of your help and hope.  Consider making a tax deductible Read More

Every day more than 10,000 people visit NAMI or partake in their services.  For many, it’s a place to find information, while others gain strength from families and individuals with lived experience.  Still, others return to find and share support and understanding. Individuals, families, friends, and supporters discover a community through NAMI.  It is the Read More

For many of the men and women who have served our country, the battle for mental health can be a daily challenge. The visible and invisible wounds that many carry can be life-threatening in ways that are sometimes difficult to understand. And when a veteran is struggling with a mental health challenge, their families are Read More

Over a year ago we joined with businesses, community leaders, advocates, government agencies and The White House at the launch of the National Dialogue on Mental Health—a first step in a conversation that would identify ways to provide help to people everywhere and avert tragedies in the future.  On the anniversary of that day, we Read More

Last week, NAMI members (including NAMI Monroe County) sponsored events across the country as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week.  We enlist each other in the fight against stigma as we educate others and raise awareness for individuals and families living with mental illness. This year, you can “go green” to help shine a light Read More