30th of August 2018 02:59 PM Link
NAMIWalks Fox Valley is in 5 short weeks! Help us reach our 2018 fundraiser goal!

Register: www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=762

Donate: www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=762
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27th of August 2018 01:41 PM Link
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20th of August 2018 11:07 AM Link
There are two New Hope Support Group meetings this week! Come join us tonight and/or on Thursday night!
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9th of August 2018 03:01 PM Link
NAMI Fox Valley is seeking young adult speakers to share testimonials regarding their own mental health journeys as part of NAMI's Ending the Silence mental health education program.

As an Ending the Silence testimonial speaker, you will share your story in middle school and high school classrooms to help break stigma and promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Read here to learn more!
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26th of July 2018 09:52 AM Link
Just a reminder that there is a New Hope Support Group meeting tonight (Thursday, July 26).

NAMI Fox Valley's New Hope Support Groups offer hope and empower participants (18 years & older) to improve their mental health and wellness. These peer-led groups provide support to participants as they navigate their mental health journey, while focusing on and emphasizing the well part of each person. Each group offers a warm and welcoming environment, where participants are free to share if they like or just listen. New participants are welcome anytime.

For more information on New Hope Support Group meeting dates and times, see: https://www.namifoxvalley.org/support-groups/new-hope-support-groups/
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19th of July 2018 08:59 PM Link
Thank you to the many friends and supporters of NAMI FV who attended our summer dinner tonight — and to the volunteers who donated their time to bring the event to life (including the Midlife Crisis Quartet, who provided entertainment for the evening)! We enjoyed an evening of fun and fellowship that also raised funds to help support our summer programs. What could be better? Happy summer everyone!
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16th of July 2018 03:09 PM Link
Amazon Prime Day starts today (Monday, July 16) at 2:00 p.m. If you'll be shopping with Amazon, be sure to do so through SMILE.AMAZON.COM and choose NAMI Fox Valley as your charity!

Amazon Smile (which you can use for all your Amazon purchases, not just on Prime Day) uses your same account log in and you get all the benefits of your regular account, but Amazon will donate a small percentage of the purchase price to us. And those small amounts add up!

Thank you for supporting NAMI Fox Valley!
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10th of July 2018 09:28 AM Link
NAMI Fox Valley's adult peer support groups launched a new schedule this spring. Check out the schedule here and come join us! All groups are walk-in friendly (no pre-registration requirement) and are offered at no charge to participants.
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6th of June 2018 07:44 PM Link
"Whether you knew the person who lost their life personally or as a public figure, whether you’re speaking in private, public, or as a member of the press, the way you discuss suicide can affect those around you. By following a few guidelines outlined by suicide prevention specialists and public health practitioners, you can minimize some risks."
4th of June 2018 01:21 PM Link
Thank you to everyone who joined us over breakfast this morning for our Report to the Community! We enjoyed the opportunity to provide an update on our programs and recent activities.

Missed the event? Learn about some highlights of the past year in our 2017 Annual Report at the following link: https://www.namifoxvalley.org/2017-annual-report/
As always, we are grateful to our supportive and engaged community as we work together toward the vision of a stigma-free society that supports and promotes mental health and recovery!
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25th of May 2018 09:04 PM Link
“[M]uch of what we identify as ‘other’ is often just another part of being human. This is no more evident than in the long-standing and lingering stigma related to mental health and mental health care.”
24th of May 2018 10:44 AM Link
US Venture has done amazing work to promote mental health and wellness throughout May Mental Health Awareness Month! We are so grateful and inspired by this community partner's commitment to the mental health of its employees and the community at large. Thank you, US Venture, Inc!
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17th of May 2018 10:07 AM Link
NAMI Fox Valley is proud to be a collaborative partner on the Outagamie County Mental Health Court team, which is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year! Click here to learn more about this incredibly impactful alternative court.
15th of May 2018 09:28 AM Link
We know that every Facebook "like" increases our ability to get the word out about our programs, stay connected with our community, and provide support and encouragement from our screen to yours. So we celebrate the milestone of your giving the NAMI Fox Valley Facebook page 2,500 likes as of yesterday. We're so glad to have YOU as part of the NAMI Fox Valley community. We like you, too! 💚
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14th of May 2018 08:28 PM Link
Over 60 community members gathered tonight to hear youth mental health advocate, Mettie Spiess, share her powerful and impactful presentation “Empowering Voices to Save Lives,” focusing on how to support youth who live with mental health conditions and/or are at risk for suicide.

We look forward to Mettie’s return to the Fox Valley in June as the keynote speaker for our Children’s Mental Health For Professionals education program! For more information, visit https://www.namifoxvalley.org/upcomingtrainings/
We are grateful for a grant from Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, which provided financial support to help fund tonight’s event.
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11th of May 2018 01:39 PM Link
Thank you to the Downtown Appleton Farm Market for inviting us to join tomorrow's indoor market in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month!

Come visit us at our booth near Tropical Smoothie Cafe in City Center to learn more about our mental health programs. And help support those programs by picking up a new "be kind" shirt in your favorite color and style!
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10th of May 2018 08:11 PM Link
NAMI Fox Valley executive director, Maren Peterson, was proud to be one among a full house of community members supporting our great friends at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley today at their annual Silent Samaritan luncheon.

Shown here, community pillar Sarah Companik, who has collaborated with NAMI Fox Valley in her role as a leader of ESTHER, was presented with the 2018 Connie Steele Woman of Strength Award.

Congratulations to Samaritan - and to Sarah - on a wonderful moment of support and recognition.
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7th of May 2018 05:31 AM Link
“UCLA’s Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) hopes to cut the global impact of depression in half by 2050. UCLA is using a four-pronged, interdisciplinary approach that combines the expertise of around 100 researchers across 25 university departments. It centers on a decade-long, 100,000-person study — the largest of its scope and scale in history.”
5th of May 2018 10:05 AM Link
“I am here today to tell anyone who can hear me: if you suspect that you have a mental illness, there is no reason to be ashamed, or embarrassed, and most importantly, you do not need to be afraid. You do not need to suffer. There is nothing noble in suffering, and there is nothing shameful or weak in asking for help. This may seem really obvious to a lot of you, but it wasn’t for me, and I’m a pretty smart guy, so I’m going to say it anyway: There is no reason to feel embarrassed when you reach out to a professional for help, because the person you are reaching out to is someone who has literally dedicated their life to helping people like us live, instead of merely exist.”
25th of April 2018 11:07 AM Link
NAMI Fox Valley's Iris Place program director, Paula Verrett, will give a presentation regarding the impact of trauma on mental health at the League of Women Voters of Appleton's April gathering.

All are welcome to attend the program, which takes place next Monday, April 30, at Copper Rock Coffee in Appleton. Networking starts at 5:00 and the program will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.