Letter From the President, Donajane Brasch
NAMI Brown County is continuing to grow in Brown
County and surrounding areas. We are here to help
you whether you are the person living with a mental
illness or parent, child, spouse, caregiver or loved one
of someone with a mental illness.
NAMI offers support groups and educational classes to
help with the process of recovery. No one can handle
this disease by themselves. Please check through our
educational classes and support groups and see which one would be beneficial to you. There is no charge for any of the services that we offer.
This has been a great year for us reaching out to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department jail guards with a one day, 8 hour condensed version of our Crisis Intervention Partners training. In 6 different sessions, we trained over 160 jail guards. This was accomplished with a generous grant from The Green Bay Packers.
The “Crisis Intervention Partners Training”, a two-day workshop, modeled after the CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) format for police officers, is designed for individual who work in professions related to crisis services (correction officers, EMS personnel, fire fighters, social workers, educators, hospital and emergency room personnel, etc.). This training has been successful with 40 in attendance. This training was made possible with a grant secured by the Green Bay Police Department. We consider the CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) for police officers as one of our top priorities. 25 new officers took the training this spring with a grant secured by the Green Bay Police Dept.
The 5th NAMI Spring Gala was on Sunday, May 9th, and our presenter was District Attorney John Luestcher from the Brown County Mental Health Court. Awards were given to:
•Mary Mason from Bellin Health Psychiatric Center for Mental Health Service Provider of the Year; •Mike Byrne as NAMI Brown County Volunteer of the Year; •Bill Thompson for the Peer Award; and •Brittany Georgia for teen volunteer of the year.
Additionally, three awards were given to ST Paper, Bellin Health Psychiatric Center, and the Green Bay Packers as top sponsors for the 2014 NAMI Brown County Walk
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24, 2016 for our 9th annual NAMIWalks, which is held at Green Isle Park. The money raised helps us to continue to offer our services and programs free to those who need them the most. This is our main fundraiser of the year.
If there is anything that you think NAMI Brown County should offer, that we don’t currently offer, please let us know.
Thanks for your support,
Donajane Brasch, President