NAMI Portage-Wood Counties News

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Rafters Baseball Night

Thanks to all who came out on June 21st for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafter's Mental Health Awareness night. So good to see so many folks supporting those whose lives are affected by this disease. It was nice to meet Doug Christianson, the new Wood County Mental Health Officer and chat with Sheriff Shawn Becker. NAMI Portage-Wood County thanks all the volunteers and board members who were available to answer questions, offer resources and hand out green ribbons. We also thank the Rafter's baseball organization for working with non-profits and supporting the cause.

You can be a part of our Zoom Peer Support Group even if you live out of our area.
Connect with our free Zoom Peer Support Group held the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Kay for the Zoom link at
715-254-1864 or [email protected] 

The In-person Peer Support group in Marshfield is back. We meet the 2nd Monday of the month at A Better Way Clubhouse from 6:15 to 7:45 pm. Contact Dixie 715-897-1108 or Linda 715-572-7135 for more information. If you live in Stevens Point or Plover and would like a ride to the In-person group in Marshfield, reach out to Linda. 
NAMI Portage-Wood Counties cares about you and supports you. Call 715-544-9653 to talk with one of our board members.

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Mental Health Wellness Speakers are Back for 2021!  

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 the walkway from the parking lot)

                  2021 Schedule

 June 28th  Dr. David Derus 
July 26th Randall Ambrosius - Anxiety  
August 23rd Julie Hintzman-Memories
September 27th  Janine Zuiches -                                           Power of Gratitude
October 25th  Gretchen Hintz -
          Children's Mental Health
 November 22nd  Ron Matthews -                              Trauma & Mental Health

This monthly event is open to the 
public. If you need transportation please contact NAMI Portage-Wood Counties at 715-544-9653 or Kathy Hartman at 715-254-5452.

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NAMI Portage-Wood Counties Board Meetings

NAMI Portage-Wood Counties' monthly board meetings are held the third Monday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We will meet in person on Monday, July 19th at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1919 Wyatt Avenue in Stevens Point. We are so grateful to St. Paul Lutheran for allowing us the space and to be returning.
These meetings are opened to the public and we welcome anyone who would like to learn more about NAMI and our affiliate.
Mark Your Calendars! Hope to see you soon. 

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