Mental Health Awareness Month - May Event

Join us at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point, WI on Wednesday May 15, 2024, 4:30-8:00pm for an event free to the public for Awareness, Resources, and a time to connect and thrive together. Food is provided while supplies last.

NAMI Portage and Wood Counties News

** T-shirt Campaign for Mental Health **
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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 is the 2nd leading 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, education, presentations or a listening ear, please don't hesitate to contact us. 715-544-9653.

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

 2024 Monthly Speaker Calendar

January 22 - Sarah Agena
    Eating Well for Mental Health

February 19 -  Kaitlyn Nichols
    Laughter Yoga

March 18 - Wendy Seegers
    Using Mindfulness to Manage Anxiety

April 15 -  Chris Nemitz, MS (ODC)
     My 4 Pillars of Mental Health

May 20 Stephanie Werch
    “Make it Okay Presentation”

June 17 - Margaret Sampey, BS and Ashley Radmer, BS (ODC)
    The Art of Mental Health

July 15 - Teri and Kurt Ellefson
    Got Your Back App

August 19 - Angela Voss
    Promoting Positive Mental Health & Resiliency in Youth

September 16 - Tonya Callahan, MS, CRC, LPC and Katie Haupt, LCSW, MSW (ODC)
    Mental Health 101

October 21 - Lakyn Lloyd, LPC-IT, MA (ODC)
    ADHD Awareness and Coping Strategies

November 18 - Michele Losey, MAC and Chris Hanten MSW, LCSW (ODC)
    Social Connections for Mental Wellness

December 16 - Holiday Party (this will be held at St. Paul Lutheran) details coming in

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.

Coping Skills

A presentation by Jesse Portillo and Michele Posey from Opportunity Development Centers in Wisconsin Rapids.

Board Meetings

NAMI Portage & Wood Counties Board Meetings The 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 202 at a board meeting.