About our Affiliate:
NAMI Northwoods Wisconsin is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI Wisconsin. We support the Marathon, Lincoln, and Langlade counties of Wisconsin.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research. It is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation of hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
Mental illness affects everyone. Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States.
People living with mental illness need help and hope; they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery. Because mental illness devastates the lives of so many Americans, NAMI works every day to save every life.
A side note: NAMI was founded right here in Wisconsin.
We held our First Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 18. We were fortunate to have guest speakers Bob Wilcox and Chad Billeb. They told us about the Crisis Intervention Training they conduct for area Police Officers, First Responders and other providers in the community. Pictured below: Retired Police Officer Bob Wilcox, NAMI Northwoods President, Bernie Corsten, NAMI Northwoods Vice President, Jeanne Brock, and Marathon County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chief Chad Billeb.