Throughout the month of May, our community is joining together to stand up against stigma and open the dialogue on promoting recovery and improving mental health services and access. We can hope you can join us at our May events! Click here for the full calendar of events!
Wednesday, May 1 at Riverview Gardens
(1101 S. Oneida Street, Appleton)
8:30-9 a.m. – Resource Fair
9-10 a.m. – Kickoff Program
Join community leaders, legislators, stakeholders and NAMI Fox Valley supporters as we kickoff our May events. WBAY TV news anchor Cami Rapson will be our master of ceremonies, and Paula Verrett, NAMI Fox Valley’s Recovery Specialist, will speak, along with other community members who have been affected by mental illness. This event is FREE and you do not need to register.
Mental Illness 101 and NAMI Fox Valley 101
5:15-6:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 8
Appleton Downtown YMCA
What is mental illness? What is mental health? This informative presentation provides an overview of the major mental illnesses, their incidence and biological basis; treatment and recovery; the adverse effects of stigma; the importance of advocacy; and NAMI Fox Valley’s role in the community to improve the quality of life of those affected by mental illness. FREE and open to the public.
Strike Out Stigma with the Timber Rattlers
7 p.m., Friday, May 3
NAMI Fox Valley and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will host a “Mental Health Awareness” evening at the May 31 Timber Rattlers game. Come stand up for mental health, enjoy the game and the first fireworks of the season with NAMI Fox Valley and friends. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the NAMI Fox Valley website or call the office at 920-954-1550.