NAMI Brown County
4th Annual Spring Gala

Join us on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 for an evening of entertainment, companionship and 
inspiration at NAMI Brown County’s 4th Annual Spring GALA Fundraising Event.

A Story of Trauma, Recovery and Sanctuary

Keynote speaker: Maria Hanson, JD, CPS, PRC
Military Veteran and Peer Specialist Coordinator for Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI Consumer Program Coordinator for NAMI Wisconsin and member of the Wisconsin Recovery Taskforce Advocate in corrections, domestic violence and Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender programs for over 22 years. Maria’s journey out of darkness and into the light is one of hope and perseverance.

Entertainment provided by violinist Sarah Clark of the Green Bay Civic Symphony

  5:00 pm Social Hour
  6:00 pm Dinner and Speaker  
  Award Presentations
  Silent Auction

  Business Casual Attire

​Please click on the attachment below to print the ticket order form. Send the form, along with a check made out to NAMI Brown County, to the address indicated on the form.





Call 430-7460 or email president@namibrowncounty.org with any questions

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My Personal Plan for Mental Health and Wellness
(WRAP) Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Who knows what you need, when and why you need it better than yourself? This is an opportunity to develop a personal recovery/stay well plan.

Join a free eight week class that will take you step by step through writing your personal WRAP plan. You’ll have a plan that puts YOU in charge of your recovery with actions to take to stay well, and actions to take when you’re not so well.

Who? Anyone interested in taking an active approach to their health by managing symptoms and increasing wellness.
When? Mondays, at 1:00pm to 3:00pm for 8 weeks, starting on April 28, 2014 
Where? 932 Cherry Street. NAMI Brown County Resource Center 

WRAP is sponsored by Options for Independent Living and presented by Gail Herger and Kathy Gage, Certified Peer Specialists.
For more info or to secure a spot, call Gail Herger, Certified Peer Specialist, at 609-9467.
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NAMI Brown County Accepting Registration for the “Basics” Educational Program

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.

NAMI Brown County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its 
NAMI Basics Education Program beginning April 30, 2014.
It will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm 

Contact us to register for this NAMI Basics class! 

NAMI Brown County
932 Cherry St, Green Bay, WI 54301
920-430-7460 president@namibrowncounty.org
www.namibrowncounty.org 
Contact Information

NAMI Brown County Resource Center
932 Cherry St.
Green Bay, WI 54301-4824

Phone: 920-430-7460
Email: info@namibrowncounty.org


NAMI Brown County is a 501-C-3 non-profit corporation. We are an affiliate of NAMI Wisconsin and NAMI National.
In February, 2014 several members of the NAMI community stood beside Governor Walker as he signed seven important mental health bills into law. Before the signing, the Governor visited NAMI Brown County to tour the house, learn about NAMI programs and chat with us about mental health. In particular, we discussed the need to devote more attention and resources toward fighting the stigma of mental illness. Governor Walker mentioned that when people live with other chronic illnesses (using his wife, Tonette, who lives with diabetes as an example), they receive support and comfort, not shame or embarrassment. Our response should be no different when someone experiences mental illness.  

The Governor also emphasized that although this legislation is a significant step in a very promising direction, it should not be a "one-time photo op," but rather a continual investment in mental health services and stigma reduction. We were encouraged to hear an interest in maintaining the current momentum and honored to be part of this historic moment for Wisconsinites affected by mental illness! 
For details on the bills that were signed, please visit:  http://walker.wi.gov/newsroom/press-release/governor-scott-walker-signs-mental-health-legislation-improve-enhance

FREE SCREENING of ”CALL ME CRAZY”

Thursday, May 15, 2014 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Brown County Central Library

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film is a Lifetime Original Movie event about the challenges and triumphs of living with mental illness. Premiering in April 2013, its goal is to help eradicate the stigma that surrounds mental illness and to raise mental health awareness.

Call Me Crazy is comprised of five interconnected short films, each exploring a different facet or perspective on the effect of mental illness. Through the five shorts in the film, named after each title character -- Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. The film addresses bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, and the effects of mental illness on family members and loved ones with the hope of raising awareness around mental illness and reducing the stigma and fear associated with it. 
NAMI is Lifetime's official partner for Call Me Crazy

Sponsored by NAMI Brown County

Any questions call 430-7460 or email president@namibrowncounty.org