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


Social Events:

  • Spring Bowling Party

  • Summer Picnic

  • Fall Campfire

  • Xmas 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.

















Northern Lakes


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).

55 Celebrities Open Up About Their Time In Therapy (Click picture below for link.)

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