For more than11 years, National Alliance on Mental Illness Chippewa Valley has devoted its energy to passionately educating, supporting and advocating for the families and individuals living with a mental health condition in the Chippewa Valley. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. 



Our Mission

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NAMI Chippewa Valley will hold its IN-PERSON monthly Family Support Group Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6:30-8pm.  If interested in attending, please call to register (715) 450-6484.

1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children will be diagnosed each year with a mental health disorder.  Join us in providing resources to these families and individuals to improve their lives.

If you are looking for a NAMI program that we don't offer or on a different date/time, please check out this NAMI WI Website for state-wide virtual groups/classes, click the button below:

Previously known as "Navigating the Experience: Family and Consumer Resource Guide", use this link:

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This video is from NAMI Wisconsin and highlights their Peer Leadership Council.  We are always interested in individuals who are in recovery from their mental health condition who would be willing to be trained through NAMI Wisconsin to facilitate the NAMI Peer Support Group and Peer-to-Peer classes, which we would provide support for.  If you are interested, please contact us.  Two individuals are required to facilitate these groups.

***We are actively recruiting individuals who are interested in volunteering to teach our NAMI Family-to-Family, Basics and Peer-to-Peer classes.   All costs to attend the training are covered.  Requirements are to be a NAMI member, highly recommended to have taken a NAMI Family class yourself previously, and to have a close family member who is living with a mental illness that you have had experiences helping.  We also are looking for Peer Individuals in recovery who are able to lead Peer support programs.  Please contact us if you are interested.

The National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with National Alliance for Mental Illness, has created a new guidebook to help you care for someone with a mental illness and to help you care for yourself.   Visit                        to download a copy.

NAMI Chippewa Valley's mission is to provide education, support and advocacy to families and individuals living with a mental illness.


National Crisis Mental Health Hotlines 

1-800-273-TALK (8255) – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress 

1-888-628-9454 – Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio  

1-866-488-7386 – The Trevor Project, Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people  

Text 741741 – Crisis Text Line, An emotional support text line available 24/7.  

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