NAMI Portage-Wood Counties News

Mental Health Awareness Week
          October 4th - 10th

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Unfortunately, stigma and misunderstanding is widespread and deters individuals to seek help.

That is why each year, during the first week of October, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness of mental illness. Each year, we educate the public, fight stigma and provide support. And each year, our movement grows stronger.

NAMI Family-to-Family Class starting Wednesday, September 30th.

NAMI Portage-Wood Counties is offering a FREE education program for family members or friends of adults who live with mental illness. The class is designed to increase your knowledge of mental illness, improve your coping and problem-solving skills and reduce your own anxiety about mental illness.
Starts:   Wednesday, September 30, 2020
When:   8 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm.
Where:  The Idea Center, 1039 Ellis Street in Stevens Point.
Registration is limited to insure social distancing. Masks will be used.

The teachers are trained family members of people living with mental illness. To register contact:  Linda at 715-572-7135 or [email protected] or Samantha at 715-347-6001 or [email protected]  


NAMI Portage-Wood Counties Board Meetings

NAMI Portage-Wood Counties' monthly board meeting are held the third Monday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. These meetings are being held virtually and are open to the public. Contact John Hartman at [email protected] for the Zoom link to attend our meeting and learn more about your local NAMI. Mark Your Calendars! Hope to see you soon.

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Monday Mental Health Wellness Speaker Series 

NAMI Portage-Wood Counties along with the Portage County Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Coalition offer a FREE,  educational speaker on the fourth Monday of the month. Join us from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Oak Room at 2501 Main Street, Stevens Point. (Enter doors down walkway from parking lot) The
schedule for the remainder of 2020 is as follows:
  Oct. 26th  Gretchen Hintz  "Self-Care"
  Nov. 23rd  Ron Matthews  "Trauma & Abuse"

No need to register, just come and join us.
Social distancing is being practiced and we suggest everyone wears their mask.

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