For more than 9 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 illness in the Chippewa Valley. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. .
We are actively recruiting individuals who are interested in volunteering to teach our 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 Individuals in recovery who are able to lead Peer support programs. Please contact us if you are interested.
NAMI Chippewa Valley's mission is to provide education, support and advocacy to families and individuals living with a mental illness.
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.
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.
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**NAMI Family-to-Family and NAMI Basics in person classes have been cancelled due to the covid-19 virus risk! **We will be having our Family Support Group Online, call for more info. (715)450-6484
***We are excited to announce that we have been selectedto participate in the 2020 RCU Rock the Riverfront on June 27 in Phoenix Park. WE NEED YOUR VOTE! Top vote getter gets the top donation! It has been transitioned to a virtual walk but Please register to walk/run and vote for us! If you are unable to participate, you can still vote for us with a donation:
We are partnering with Prevent Suicide Chippewa Valley to co-host the 2020 Sharing Hope Walk to Prevent Suicide on September 12 in Carson Park. Come join our NAMI Chippewa Valley team to walk and/or donate, register or donate here:
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NAMI Basics OnDemand was developed to create an informational offering that was geared toward the unique needs of parents and other family caregivers facing the challenges of mental health conditions with their children. It is available online 24/7 and covers much of the same material as the in-person course.
NAMI Basics is a free, 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.
Since 2010, NAMI Basics has been offered by NAMI Affiliates in an in-person, group setting.
To meet increasing demand for more convenient access to the program, NAMI created an OnDemand version of NAMI Basics, which is offered online and available 24/7.
Just like the in-person format, NAMI Basics OnDemand is free and helps parents and caregivers:
Develop confidence and stamina to support their child with compassion.
Learn about different types of mental health care professionals, available treatment options and therapies.
Prepare for crisis situations, and understand how to navigate the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems.