Welcome to NAMI
Serving Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties.
We provide support, education and advocacy for people living with mental illness and their families.
Local volunteers, associated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Advocating for better quality of care, rights and interests of people with mental illness, particularly those who cannot speak for themselves.
Helping families and friends of people with mental illness by providing emotional support, education and information.
Family to Family- A NAMI sanctioned program for friends and family members of people living with serious and persistent mental illness. Taught by a team of NAMI trained family members, for family members. Mary- 715-362-8972 Or Mick- 715-369-4740
FaithNet- A network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness. James-715-362-1764 Or Jeanne-715-369-3420
Spring Bowling Party
We have monthly meetings (except for April, July, September and December. When we have other activities.) These meetings are at our drop-in center at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rhinelander. Dates are to be announced at this time, but you can call Mick at 715-369-4740 for more info.
Below is a map of where we are located.
Free meals offered to the community:
St. Augustine Episcopal church- (between McDonald's and the courthouse.) 5 pm on the last day of the month. 39 S. Pelham Street.
Church of Christ (on Thayer Street by Hodag Park.) 5 pm every Friday Night. 1103 Thayer Street.
Calvary Baptist Church- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 5 pm (on Lincoln Street by Associated Bank.) 320 Lincoln Street.
The VFW offers free breakfast on the 1st &3rd Wednesdays from 8 to 9:30 am. 120 W. Park Street
The food pantry (On Coon St. by The Little Red Car Wash.) is open 3-6 pm on Mondays, 4 to 7 pm on Wednesdays,and 10:30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. 627 Coon Street.
The personal essentials pantry is located at First United Methodist Church on the last Saturday of the month from 9 am to Noon, and every Monday from 3:30-5 pm. 724 Arbutus Street.
If you know of anything else that we can add to this list let Linda at the drop-in center know at 715-420-1700, or outside of drop-in center hours, call Dan at 715-360-5796.
Kevin Hines: KEVIN HINES STORY SUICIDE SURVIVOR . ACTIVIST . STORYTELLER . FILMMAKER
Update: This was from sometime in January or February of 2017, and we have had a location since July 31,2017.
Receiving a check from Wisconsin Public Service to use for our future drop-in center. The Drop-in Center will be for people with behavioral health issues.
Pictured are: Front row, left to right: Dan Rondello (Board Secretary, Steering committee chair, and webmaster.), Sue Janik (Board member, steering committee member, and writer of the grant to get this check!), Tory Stefonek (steering committee member). Back row, left to right: Leah Van Zile (WPS Public Relations), Mary Satterlee (Board Treasurer), Mary Lee Cox (Steering committee member), Jeanne Pederson (Board member). Not pictured: Connie Mazier (steering committee member), Mitchell Wright (steering committee member), Cheryl Gilbert (steering committee member), Polly Evans (steering committee member), Pam Morton (steering committee member), Andrea Stefonek (steering committee member), Robyn Dunahee (steering committee member).
NAMI Northern Lakes has been involved with the presentation of Crisis Intervention Team training for Northwoods law enforcement for the past two years. This 40-hour training gives officers a great deal of information about mental health and mental illness, as well as giving them tools to help defuse mental health crisis situations without an arrest or injury. But part of the class also deals with mental health among officers. They have one of the most stressful jobs in our society. They routinely view traumatic events. As the officers have said during their training, they usually see the rest of us on our absolutely worst day. And they see that every day. This story touches on the universal truth that we ask a great deal of our law enforcement professionals, from the perspective of one very traumatic day in Central Wisconsin.