19th of March 2018 10:49 AM Link
We are so grateful to our friends at Altrusa for hosting a luncheon in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month -- and for pledging to donate 50% of the proceeds to NAMI Fox Valley!

Keynote speaker Chris Prochut is an engaging and powerful mental health advocate who presented at last year's NAMI Wisconsin conference. We're so excited that he'll be here in Appleton. Don't miss this opportunity to hear him speak!
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/188581821742493/
Mental Health Matters Luncheon
Erin Davisson will host the luncheon. Keynote speaker is Chris Prochut, a former Illinois police commander whose own li...
1st of May 2018 11:00 AM
16th of March 2018 03:23 PM Link
We were honored last night to be joined by an intimate group of NAMI Fox Valley sustainers and giving circle members for an evening of fellowship and reflection at the History Museum at the Castle. After opening remarks and a reception, the group was invited for a private tour of the award-winning exhibit “Asylum: Out of the Shadows”.

To local followers who have not yet seen this powerful exhibit, we encourage you to do so before the exhibit ends its 19-month run in June.

For more information, see: http://www.myhistorymuseum.org/asylum.html
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6th of March 2018 05:46 PM Link
"Mental health isn’t just an athlete thing. What you do for a living doesn’t have to define who you are. This is an everyone thing. No matter what our circumstances, we’re all carrying around things that hurt — and they can hurt us if we keep them buried inside. Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others”
6th of March 2018 11:47 AM Link
NAMI Fox Valley is so grateful for the many years that Norma Czarnik served as a facilitator of our Appleton teen support group.

While Norma is tremendously missed, her legacy lives on in the incredible number of individuals who benefited from her compassion and support.
20th of February 2018 07:51 AM Link
NAMI Fox Valley's Franklin Street office is closed today, Tuesday February 20, and NAMI FV support groups and classes are CANCELED due to today's weather conditions.

As always, individuals experiencing mental health challenges may contact our Iris Place warm line to receive peer support over the phone or to discuss a short-term stay at Iris Place Peer Run Respite Center by calling 920-815-3217.
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19th of February 2018 12:58 PM Link
NAMI Fox Valley support groups and classes are CANCELED for the evening of Monday February 19 due to today's weather conditions.

As always, individuals experiencing mental health challenges may contact our Iris Place warm line to receive peer support over the phone or to discuss a short-term stay at Iris Place Peer Run Respite Center by calling 920-815-3217.
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1st of February 2018 05:29 PM Link
The generous financial support that so many community members and organizations give to United Way Fox Cities helps to fund programs of many local nonprofit organizations, including programs of NAMI Fox Valley.

As our executive director comments in today's UWFC blog, "Here’s to anyone reading this who contributes to their workplace United Way campaign — and I know that’s a lot of you: you are heroes."
25th of January 2018 08:48 PM Link
The NAMI Fox Valley staff gathered tonight for our annual staff New Year celebration, taking time to acknowledge hard work and successes of the past year and to share excitement about all that lies ahead in 2018.

We are grateful to be on this journey with all of you — our program participants, volunteers, and supporters. We look forward to working together through the coming year to continue to break down stigma, nurture hope, and promote mental health and recovery in the Fox Valley and beyond.

From all of us to all of you, Happy New Year!
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20th of December 2017 10:46 PM Link
We cut the ribbon! The Waupaca branch office of NAMI Fox Valley “officially” opened last night at Catalpa Health’s new Waupaca location!

NAMI FV is thrilled to co-locate with Catalpa and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region in Waupaca and is excited to broadly expand our Waupaca programming in 2018.

As NAMI FV executive director, Maren Peterson, notes in this video, “NAMI Fox Valley has served Waupaca for the past couple of years with our Family-to-Family program, but this allows us to have somebody work here on a regular basis and work at expanding our programs to offer more support groups and educational courses, as well as outreach into the community. . . . We are very grateful to Catalpa for opening its doors and allowing us this opportunity. We really look forward to leveraging our partnership here so that we can all work together and, hopefully, create some new, innovative programs.”
13th of December 2017 01:32 PM Link

As snow covers the Fox Valley in a beautiful winter blanket, we can't help but think ... What a day for a holiday celebration! What a day for some carols, dancing, poetry and -- yes -- even a little magic! We've got it all at NAMI Fox Valley's 2017 Holiday Talent Show!

Arrive at the Grand Meridian at 5:30 to mingle with fellow NAMI FV supporters, program participants, staff, and friends while you help yourself to complementary heavy hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and non-alcoholic refreshments (cash bar). The talent takes the stage at 6:00!
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11th of December 2017 06:55 PM Link
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28th of November 2017 09:05 AM Link
For those navigating the journey of loss after the suicide of a loved one, Prevent Suicide Fox Cities offers great resources, including this program on December 2, International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/133782244054251/
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
You are not alone! Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share storie...
2nd of December 2017 12:30 PM
27th of November 2017 10:36 PM Link
Would you be able to donate a few reams of copy paper? Could you donate some post-it notes? Manila folders?

For #givingtuesday NAMI Fox Valley is asking for something a little different ... office supplies! We’re open all day and accepting all office supplies! It would warm our hearts to have you stop by with copy paper or anything else that makes its way into your cart.

Breaking down stigma and building tools for mental health is exciting ... office supplies sound boring. But one cannot happen without the other!
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21st of November 2017 07:33 PM Link
You may hear us exclaim as we pull out of sight, “Mental health for the holidays, and to all a kind night!”

The Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade is almost underway ... Keep an eye out for NAMI Fox Valley (27th float/entry)!
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3rd of November 2017 02:46 PM Link
There was a whole lot of kindness at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region today!

We love this picture of Annette (CFFVR Community Engagement Associate), Marti (CFFVR Vice President Of Community Engagement), Carolyn (CFFVR Community Engagement Manager), and Kim (Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative), who all wore their “be kind” shirts today!

Funds within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region support many of NAMI Fox Valley’s mental health programs and collaborations. We are grateful everyday for the kindness of their donors, staff, volunteers, and partners!
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31st of October 2017 12:51 PM Link
After a brief hiatus, our Neenah (now Neenah-Menasha) Teen Support Group is up and running in a new location!

We’re thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Youth Go, who are opening their doors to provide a great space for our Neenah-Menasha group!

The group will meet tonight (Tuesday, October 31) at 4:30 p.m. and will continue to meet every Tuesday at that time. Teens who are experiencing any type of mental health challenge are welcome and encouraged to attend. No pre-registration is necessary.
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10th of October 2017 02:44 PM Link
**Free to the public**

Join NAMI Fox Valley tonight (Wednesday, October 11) at 6:30 p.m. at Atlas Coffee Mill in Appleton for "De-Stress and Feel Your Best," this week's session of Victoria Gossens' Sharpen Your Life Skills - Emotional Wellness Series!

We experience stress every time we have to adapt to a positive or negative change in our life, such as retirement, a job change, or the loss of a loved one. This session will focus on effective strategies to minimize the negative impact stress many have on our mind and body.
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30th of September 2017 08:21 AM Link
The calm before the storm...

Come find us at Octoberfest today and enjoy some tasty sustenance while supporting our mental health programs!
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28th of September 2017 04:43 PM Link
28th of September 2017 04:17 PM Link
Madison area followers, you are invited to join NAMI Wisconsin for the opening reception of their 2017 Healing Art Show this Saturday, September 30, 5-7 pm at Lakeside St. Coffee House in Madison.

The show, curated annually by NAMI Wisconsin, features the works of local artists who experience mental illness and creatively express themselves through various mediums of art.The purpose of the Healing Art Show is to break down stigma surrounding mental illness. By showcasing the artistic works created by people with mental illness, we want to highlight the creative talents and personal strengths that far overshadow any mental illness.

The show runs through November 10.
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