Local Stigma Busters
Posted 03/31/2016 - It Takes a Village to Boost Mental Health. Mike Tighe opens up and talks about his personal experiences with severe depression, and what he did to overcome it with courage and inspiration. Read the article HERE...
Posted 03/26/2016 - Blunt obituary told the painful truth about Duluth sister's suicide. As told by Eleni Pinnow, even in the midst of consuming depression, Eleni's sister Aletha tried to protect her from the full horror of her suicide. Eleni tells a candid story about what happened, hoping that others will choose life. Read the article HERE...
Posted 01/13/2016 - UW-La Crosse Green Bandana Project. Florescent green bandanas are popping up on backpacks across campus. It’s no new fashion trend – it’s an effort by UWL sophomore and Active Minds president Haley Ingersoll to make campus a more conducive environment for talking about mental health. Read the article and see the videos HERE...
Posted 11/09/2015 - U of M Student Wants to Add to School's Mental Health Resources. Doctors at the University of Minnesota say they saw more than 19,000 students last year for mental health issues, mostly depression and anxiety. Now, one student, whose college career came to a grinding halt because of his mental illness, is trying to help others through fraternities and sororities on campus. Read the article and see the video HERE...
Announcements and News
Posted 03/21/2016 - Wisconsin Peer Specialists presents the Peer to Peer Community Information and Listening Session on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM at Independent Living Resources, 4439 Mormon Coulee Rd, La Crosse, WI. This session is for learning about peer to peer support of families that experience social, emotional, behavioral and/or Substance concerns. For more information please contact:
Bob Fredericks at 608-242-8484, email: email@example.com, or Ellie Jarvie at 608-261-9046, email: Elizabeth.Jarvie@dhs.wisconsin.gov. See 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."