If this holiday is a tough one for you, here are four strategies to help lift your spirit. And from those of us at NAMI Dane County we want you to know: if you need a Valentine today, we will be yours! We love you!
The data presented here are from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Linda's experience with NAMI Basics provided her a much-needed place to meet other parents who were facing the same struggles that she was: "In the program, I felt a sense of community, one that I had been longing for, for some time."
Assembly Bill 791 converts Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile corrections facilities into adult facilities, requires less funding with the use of pre-existing facilities as opposed to new construction, and calls for public comment.
When a person is in distress, their peers are often the first contact. The positive consequences of effective peer support cannot be over-looked.
Starting in January 2018, certain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) members must enroll in a health maintenance organization (HMO) of the member’s choice to continue getting health care through the SSI Medicaid program.
Managing mental illness is always challenging, but it can be particularly difficult during the holiday season. While the struggle can feel isolating, remember that you are far from alone.
Strategic Behavioral Health plans to build a new psychiatric facility that will offer a variety of inpatient and outpatient services to adults and children, as well as a 24/7 crisis assessment unit.
On Dec. 4th, the House voted to go into conference committee with the Senate to negotiate a compromise between the differing House and Senate tax reform bills.
Dr. Cusin addresses Ketamine, *an anesthetic drug that in very small doses has been shown to relieve symptoms of depression.
Some ways in which gratitude can contribute to positive mental health include: healthier relationships, increased levels of self-confidence, improved sleep patterns, a stronger sense of empathy & forgiveness, and a stronger determination for hope & recovery.
When you hear about tax reform, you may not think it affects people with mental health conditions and their families. But the bills in Congress do. Here’s how
We all want solutions, but they should be based on facts and science, not speculation based on stereotypes and historical prejudice.
NAMI-Dane County is the founding chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Early work focused on advocacy efforts, especially within Dane County. Over time, as the organization grew across states and - eventually - the nation, a heavy focus on providing free, peer-led programs emerged.
Governor Walker's budget amendment will invest $7 million in state funding to raise Medicaid rates for professionals providing outpatient mental health and substance abuse services.
The White House has signed an executive order that would make significant changes to mental health coverage. Meanwhile, congressional leaders are working toward reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and have forged a tentative bipartisan agreement to stabilize the insurance markets.
There is now extensive research demonstrating that these teams are both clinically effective
and cost effective in helping people with schizophrenia be more stable and have a
higher quality of life than without the teams.
The $15,000 investment will enable NAMI Dane County to expand the CIT program so that more officers receive the tools they need to do their job safely and effectively.
I want the world to take note that we cannot afford to lose people like Sadie. I want society to stand up and say “this is unacceptable”. We can do this through our NAMI walks.
It can be intimidating talking to someone who is going through a mental health crisis or seriously considering suicide. However, sometimes all a person needs in that situation is one person being there, helping them access the help they need. You can be that person.