Wisconsin will be forced to reduce and eliminate funding for a number of programs that provide important mental health services to some of the most vulnerable adults and children throughout Wisconsin.
The power of community can make our current situation feel manageable, while giving us a sense of hope and belonging.
There are still significant barriers to obtaining high quality mental health services for multicultural communities. Keeping this in mind, NAMI Dane County and WEA Trust hosted an event that brought together Dane County leaders to talk about challenges and future directions.
By committing to NAMI, you will be given the tools and the proper training needed to nurture your passion for mental health and become a proper advocate for mental health and illness in our community.
African-Americans are experiencing depression at the same rate as Caucasians, but ... they are not seeking mental health services at the rate they’re experiencing those issues. They are suffering in silence.
“I was thrilled to join other mental health advocates from across the country to use our voice to tell Congress how important it is to fight to protect important mental health coverage that helps people with mental illness get better and stay better.”
I hope that my internship with NAMI Dane County is just the start of the kind of change I want to see in our country because what I want, and what other students want as well, is to cut ignorance out and replace it with education, help, and better mental health.
America’s veterans already face many barriers to accessing quality care and congressional actions to cap and cut Medicaid or phase out Medicaid expansion entirely, would make it impossible for veterans to get necessary health services.
Having positive interactions and relationships with others provides us with a sense of connection,support, happiness and purpose.
With our increasing sensitivity (the oft-derided "political correctness"), our use of language can become more complicated and challenging. We simultaneously desire increased precision, but increased sensitivity often requires more care, and more words.
While individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia can face enormous challenges, ignited by the symptoms of the disorder and by the stigma harbored by our society, there is help and hope for those who seek to start their journey to recovery.
In Wisconsin, 1 in 4 employers felt like depression was a sign of personal weakness and did not want to hire or work with a person with depression. Conversely, leaving the choice of seeking treatment up to chance can seriously hinder productivity and increase the number of workdays lost due to untreated symptoms.
Journey Mental Health and NAMI Dane County are committed to working with DHS and Wisconsin healthcare stakeholders at this critical time in order to ensure that the health and mental health care needs of our state’s most vulnerable populations are met.
Dane County doesn’t need a larger jail. It needs greater investment in community-based mental health treatment.
Many schools operate within a zero tolerance policy. While this phenomena conveys face validity, presenting school safety and zero tolerance for disruptive and undesirable behaviors, the underlying bias reveals a threat to students who are overwhelmingly faced with mental health concerns and behavioral disabilities.
Recovery is an ongoing process that requires persistence and the knowledge that you will get better, even if it doesn’t feel like it 100% of the time.
While we do not recommend that all people watch the series, particularly if one is experiencing suicidal ideation, it can be used as an opportunity to better understand young people's experiences, listen to their concerns, and be willing to help.
There are many misconceptions about depression, and because of this, sometimes people with the best intentions make comments that fall flat.
Since its inception in September of 2016, we have prepared over 1,300 recovery bags for SSM health’s psychiatric units, schools, mental health organizations, case workers, and interested members.
One of the things that really struck a chord with me was that the participants of the training were there voluntarily; they understand the need for change in the jail system and they are doing their part to begin that change.