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December Newsletter and Calendar

November 24, 2014 • JAK's Place

2014 is nearly over. But don’t get so carried away by the mad holiday rush that you lose sight of the happiness.

Holidays can get out of hand. What should be a bright moment in the yearly cycle of life sometimes becomes too demanding, disrupting healthy routines while adding heavy burdens. We need to welcome the joy, not try to force it.

Sit down and relax. Have a cup of tea or eggnog and read a newsletter. 😉

NAMI Doorways Dec. 2014 (PDF)

December 2014 Calendar (PDF)

The annual CSP Holiday Party, at Hope church on December 18, from 11am to 2:30pm, will also be a celebration of Paul Klapatch’s retirement. Come and give him a big hand. Paul has worked “like a Belgian horse” (to quote the late Gabriele Wolfe) for many years, often on call at all hours during an otherwise taxing work week. Starting January 2, he will be able to sleep at night!
Paul

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October Newsletter and Calendar (revised)

September 29, 2014 • JAK's Place

Welcome to autumn. 🙂

The month kicks off with Mental Illness Awarenesss Week, yet another time dedicated to dragging reality out of the closet to get some fresh air. As usual, NAMI Door county will have a display at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The libraries will be presented with eight copies of a book by a local writer, Tara Meissner. Stress Fracture is the story of her ordeal and recovery.

An event worth noting will be held at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107 North First Ave, Sturgeon Bay. On October 7, beginning at 6pm with a Resource Fair and hors d’oeuvres, it will feature a presentation by Rob Valentine on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: Strength Through Understanding

On a lighter note, the annual JAK’s Place / CSP Halloween Party will take place from 1-3pm on October 31. Dress up for prizes! There will be plenty to eat.

Here is the first issue of our new unified newsletter. From now on, there will be no separate NAMI Door County or JAK’s Place newsletter.

NAMI Doorways Oct. 2014 (PDF)

And, of course, the calendar.
October 2014 Calendar (PDF)
NOTE: The calendar has been revised, and a fresh copy uploaded. We will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 15

The winner of our third quilt raffle, held during the annual Open House on September 20, was Kris Wagner-Maclean.

Kris Wagner-Maclean with quilt

The winnah!


Thanks to Bettie Greenwood for another beautiful quilt.

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May Newsletter and Calendar

April 25, 2014 • JAK's Place

Holy shmoly, look at the flowers popping up! It’s time to think spring, and garden, and…Mental Health Month.

Newsletter and calendar are ready:

May Newsletter (PDF)

May 2014 Calendar (PDF)

Local Resource Fair at Stone Harbor
Tuesday, May 13
6:30-8+pm refreshments and displays
7-8pm presentation by Barbara Rubel, well-known author, educator and dynamic speaker

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October Newsletter and Calendar

September 27, 2013 • JAK's Place

OCTOBER! Mental Illness Awareness Week and then some. NAMI-Door County will have a display in the Sturgeon Bay Library foyer all month, and we’ll have a tble at the YMCA Health Fair on Tuesday, October 22, from 8:30am to 1pm. You can help by spreading the word. Bring a friend to the Health Fair, or to JAK’s Place.

The last brat fry will be on Oct. 12-13-14, Saturday-Sunday-Monday. Volunteers needed. If you’re headed north, you know where the best lunch is!

CSP is unable to provide any staff for a Halloween Party this year, but they can help out with the munchies and we’re having one anyway! Get out the costumes and come on in, 3pm, Thursday Oct. 30. Do some of your trick-or-treating early.

And heeeeeeere’s the newsletter:

NAMI Doorways Oct-Nov 2013 (PDF)

Oct. 2013 calendar

Our second quilt raffle went off well. We could have sold more tickets [insert sad smiley-face here] but still, we did pretty well. The lucky winner was LuAnn Desotelle, our “Egg Lady,” who has been regularly donating her wonderful free-range eggs to JAK’s Place. If anyone deserved to win a prize, she’s high on the list. LuAnn is a quilter herself, and so has all the more appreciation for Bettie Greenwood’s fine work.

quilt winner

quilt winner

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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.

Read the Full Statement

Support Mental Health Month With These Resources:

From: SAMHSA

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