While masks are typically viewed as a way to disguise or hide your face or your self, historically they have also been a way to express the conceptual, the spirit, or things unseen.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, NAMI Dane County and SSM Health partnered together to offer a day-long event to teach Littles, along with their Bigs, some mindfulness skills that they could take with them at home and in school to deal with stress, anger and anxiety.
While it can be difficult to prioritize time devoted to yourself in this fast paced world we have become accustomed to, here are some ways to ensure self care becomes a part of your weekly (or daily!) routine.
In an effort to better understand the role of mental health in multicultural communities, I attended a Lobby Day as a part of Black History Month. Because I have not lobbied before, I was not completely sure what to expect in attending this event, however, this experience showed me the importance of lobbying for change.
While NAMI Dane County agrees the jail needs to be updated to protect the safety of the staff and inmates, we oppose adding new beds for the same reasons we rejected the construction of a new jail.
In disparaging antidepressants, you suggest that depression is not, in fact, a real illness.
My challenge to us all is to keep trying to connect with others. Ask someone how they are doing and really mean it. Wait for them to answer, look at them and listen to what they tell you. Connection might be exactly what that person needed that day.
...Van Pelt says this request also takes the necessary steps to improve the ability of school faculty to identify and ensure that children with mental health conditions are connected to the proper resources.
Your mother suggests that you go see a doctor, your friends and coworkers immediately step in and say that you should “take the day off and take care of yourself”, everyone sympathizes with you. But what if you lived in a world where you didn’t get that type of support for your aliment?
It can be difficult and overwhelming as a family member or loved one to learn how to start navigating the mental health system, understand the specific diagnosis and provide much needed support. Here are some tips that can you can use to help support a loved one who is struggling with a mental health condition.
I have hope that with better understanding of comorbidity and more training for physicians and mental health professionals to identify and treat these issues, that more people will get the help they need.
As you make your New Year's resolutions list for 2017, don't forget to put yourself first and care for your mental health needs.
I walked away with a hope that this comprehensive study highlighting the devastating mental/physical health and social effects of crimeless revocation would not and could not be ignored in the eyes of Wisconsin policymakers.
NAMI Dane County stands ready to work with President-elect Trump and the new Congress to address America’s largest and costliest public health crisis—the lack of effective mental health care.
When we work together, we strengthen our organization and grow as individuals.
When we take a step back to acknowledge the good things happening in our lives and offer up gratitude, we are intentionally practicing self-care and focusing on the positive.
Three NAMI Dane County staff were certified during an 8-hour course that provided education on how to further develop the skills of coordinating, hosting, and facilitating local Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and Crisis Intervention Partner (CIP) trainings.
We're excited to introduce our new website that provides up-to-date information on mental illness, NAMI Dane County programs, and ways to get involved.