NAMI Brown County Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly educational meeting!

Monday, July 14, 2014
6:30-7:30 Support group for those diagnosed with a mental illness
6:30-7:30 Support group for family or friends of anyone diagnosed with a mental illness
7:30-8:30 Documentary “MINDS on the EDGE” Facing Mental Illness

It is a powerful media catalyst to advance a conversation about mental illness in our community—and takes it to the next level of impact in changing policies, beliefs and attitudes.
“Minds on the Edge” explores the ethical dilemmas, real world scenarios, and unintended consequences that are playing out every day in living rooms and hospital ERs, in courtrooms and jails, as America struggles with the challenges of severe mental illnesses.

Location: Aging and Disability Resource Center
300 S. Adams St., Green Bay

Any questions call 430-7460 or email president@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