Local Stigma Busters
Posted 01/31/2015 - One-on-One with Patty Duke. The Oscar winner talks about faith and her struggles with bipolar disorder. Read the PDF article HERE...
Posted 12/11/2014 - La Crosse police used negotiations and less-lethal force to coax an armed suicidal man into surrendering after a 2½-hour standoff. Read the article HERE...
Posted 10/20/2014 - Change Minds on Mental Illness, featuring local mental health advocate and award winner Aaron Rasch. Read the article HERE...
Posted 10/01/2014 - Ultrarunner Rob Krar talks openly about severe depression. Read the article HERE...
Posted 08/18/2014 - What We Can Do About Depression. By Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI Medical Director. Read the article HERE...
Announcements and News
Posted 06/04/2015 - This is the inaugural year of the Mini Donut Half marathon and Mini Mile Honor Walk event to take place on the Great River Trail. The event is on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:00 am. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness on suicide and mental health. This is a fund raiser for the local 'Joe Was Just Joe Foundation'. For more information or to volunteer or register, please go to http://www.minidonuthalfmarathon.com.
Posted 05/18/2015 - Houston County Public Health to give presentation on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Caledonia concerning human trafficking. See PDF flier HERE...
Posted 05/16/2015 - View the Shining Star Event Slide Show from May 11, 2015 HERE...
Posted 05/06/2015 - Lt. Avrie Schott talks about helping man down from Cass St. Bridge. See Channel 8 video HERE...
Posted 05/05/2015 - Mental Health Coalition honors life-saving officer, volunteer at the Shining Star Event. See La Crosse Tribune Article HERE...
Posted 03/25/2015 - Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.
Mark your calendars for future BAW campaign dates:
March 16-22, 2015
March 14-20, 2016
Posted 01/15/2015 - La Crosse County Aging Unit - Lunch Bunch Memory Café
This group meets the last Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603. Please contact Amy Brezinka with the La Crosse County Aging Unit at 608.785.3460 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 27, 2015
February 24, 2015
March 31, 2015
April 28, 2015
View the PDF flier HERE...
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"Imagine a community that is unafraid of mental illness. Imagine a place where a conversation about it is met with compassion, without whispering. That is our vision."