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June Newsletter and Calendar

May 29, 2012 • JAK's Place

It’s iris time again! Our NAMI symbols are all a-bloom out front for the world to see.

Irises, May 29 2012 AM

The newsletter and calendar are ready. The biggest upcoming event is the trip to the New Zoo in Green Bay on Tuesday, June 26. It will include lunch at Country Buffet and shopping at Goodwill, with $10 per person provided by NAMI. Transportation and lunch provided by CSP. Sign up if you want to go. Don’t forget, you have to be at the Government Center parking lot at 8:15am. For more information, call JAK’s at 818-0525.

June 2012 Newsletter (PDF)

June 2012 Calendar (PDF)

Girl Scouts bringing cookies

Girl Scouts bringing cookies


The Girl Scouts of Door County brought us a hunormous donation of…cookes! 🙂

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Video about Suicide and Depression

May 25, 2012 • JAK's Place

From TV station KCPT in Kansas City, Missouri, an awesome video:

http://kcpt.org/blog/2012/03/20/the-local-show-march-22-2012/

It covers important mental health issues thoroughly in only half an hour.

Depression is a far more serious problem than most people realize. Denial and stigma keep people from seeking help, too often resulting in suicide.

Mental illness is going to happen. It is as much a part of our lives as bruises, slivers, and colds. But suicide can be prevented — if we can be aware that there is a problem.

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May is Mental Health Month

May 14, 2012 • JAK's Place

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius knows how essential mental health prevention and treatment are for our overall health. Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. We know that mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

Over the past 20 years, SAMHSA and others in HHS and across the Federal Government, the public health community, and the general public have increased understanding of the prevention and treatment of mental health problems. These efforts have significantly improved the outlook for those affected by mental illnesses.

Successful efforts that have raised awareness about the importance of mental health and promoted acceptance, support, prevention, and recovery from these mental health conditions include:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Community Mental Health Services Block Grant
  • Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
  • Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Suicide Prevention Program.

Mental Health Month gives all of us a valuable opportunity to celebrate the tremendous strides this Nation has made in promoting mental health and increasing the public’s knowledge that effective services and support are available.

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Support Mental Health Month With These Resources:

From: SAMHSA

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