NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.
NAMI Chat is a class taught by trained NAMI Portage-Wood Counties members for children in the 3rd through 5th grades. The CHAT presentation helps educate local youth about mental illness and how we can better understand and offer support and compassion to those living with mental health conditions. The class is 45–60 minutes long and can be adapted to your classroom or organization's time schedule.
NAMI In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions.
These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.
Schedule an In Our Own Voice presentation for your school, business or organization by contacting Linda at 715-572-7135 or
Mental Health Wellness Series
Now at a New Location!!
NAMI Portage-Wood Counties and the Suicide Prevention Mental Health Awareness Coalition offers a monthly speaker to educate the public on topics associated with mental illness.
These meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 6:00–7:00 pm at Midstate Independent Living Consultants (MILC) at
3262 Church Street in Stevens Point.
NAMI Portage-Wood Counties provides a casual social following the speaker. Call 715-544-9653 for more information. A schedule of speakers and topics can be found under the News section of this website.
Sharing Your Experience with Law Enforcement
A presentation where an individual can share their lived experience of living with a mental illness with Law Enforcement . Contact Andrea at 715-321-6672 for more information.
We are sorry to report that the Family to Family Class we were hoping to hold this March in Wisconsin Rapids will not be held. We apologize for having to cancel the class at this time.
Online Family to Family Class
starts Monday, February 20th
NAMI Green County is offering an online Family to Family Education Program starting Monday February 20- April 10, 2023 from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM.
Contact NAMI Green County at 608-324-4677 or [email protected] to register or with questions.
If you are interested in taking a Family to Family class, please contact NAMI Portage-Wood Counties at 715-544-9653.
All NAMI Programs and Classes are offered FREE to the public.
The more you know about mental illness, the better you are able to cope or help your loved one.
If you are interested in taking a Peer to Peer or a Family to Family class contact NAMI Portage-Wood Counties at 715-544-9653.
If your organization, church, business or school would like to hold a free educational speaker please contact our affiliate. We have individuals with lived experience trained in NAMI In Our Own Voice, Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement and NAMI Chat an educational presentation for 3rd through 5th graders.