NAMI Portage and Wood Counties News
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NAMI Portage and Wood Counties is here to support you and those you love whose lives may be affected by mental illness. 1 in 5 people suffer with a mental illness and many go untreated for numerous reasons. Suicide has recently moved to the #1 cause of death in youth age 10-14. As a community we can make a change in these statistics. If we can provide resources, speakers, presentations or a listening ear, please don't hesitate to contact us. 715-544-9653.
NAMI Portage and Wood Counties will be out in the community providing resources in September
Saturday, September 9th
Walk for Hope at Lake Pacawa
Join the walk to remember all those we have lost to suicide and promote HOPE
for those on their mental health journey
Saturday, September 16th
Art in The Park We will be painting rocks again for Mental Health Awareness. Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, September 19th
Kicking the Stigma Fundraiser Soccer Game SPASH boys vs Wisconsin Rapids. Hope to see you at the Portage County Youth Soccer Complex
In July, NAMI Portage and Wood Counties prepared and served 83 meals at the Place of Peace.
In August, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball team held a mental health awareness night. NAMI Portage and Wood Counties handed out stress baseballs and ran the 50/50 raffle raising almost $1000.
What an Amazing turnout!!
If you see us out and about stop by and say hi. We are here for YOU!
If you would like to become a NAMI member or a volunteer for NAMI Portage and Wood Counties please give us a call or drop us an email.
Mental Health Wellness Speakers
Now 3rd Monday of the Month!!
NAMI Portage and Wood Counties along with the Portage County Suicide Prevention offers a FREE, monthly educational speaker from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Midstate Independent Living Consultants (MILC) 3262 Church Street, located in the Save A Lot strip mall Stevens Point on the 3rd Monday of the month.
Join virtually by Team meeting here: Click to Join
Meeting ID: 214 760 201 635 Passcode: KPuhYU
2023 Monthly Speaker Calendar
Aug 21st Gretchen Hintz
Children's Mental Health
Change in Speaker & Topic
Sept. 18th Michelle Nelson - Waiting for Therapy, What to do?
Oct. 16th Wade Rasmussen
Managing Difficult Family Holiday
Nov. 20th Dr. Ron Matthew
December 18th Xmas Gathering
This monthly event is open to the public. If you need transportation please contact NAMI Portage and Wood Counties at 715-544-9653 or Kathy Hartman at 715-254-5452.
NAMI Portage and Wood Counties Board Meetings (CHANGE for AUGUST)
Our August board meeting is being held at (MILC) Midstate Independent Living Consultants, 3262 Church Street, and also via zoom.
The NAMI Portage and Wood Counties' monthly board meetings will now be held the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at St. Paul Lutheran School, 1919 Wyatt Avenue in Stevens Point, please use Door 3 off the parking lot and watch for signs. We are so grateful to St. Paul Lutheran for allowing us the space. These meetings are opened to the public and we welcome anyone. Learn more about NAMI, our affiliate in Portage and Wood Counties, exciting events, classes an support groups we offer. Get Involved! Mark Your Calendars! Hope to see you in 2023 at a board meeting.