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2017 Educational & Support Offerings

Mental Illness Recovery Support Group is a new offering for Monroe County and surrounding areas for adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. These groups are offered free of charge and meet monthly for one hour. The group is led by someone who is also in recovery, someone who understands the challenges you face.

This group meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Tomah Memorial Hospital in Classroom B from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  Enter through the hospital’s side doors; parking in the Mayo Clinic rear parking lot.

Family-to-Family is a new concept in education for families who are affected by serious mental illness: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety disorder, etc. This FREE course is taught by family members who have completed the course and are specially trained to teach the course to others.

Family Support Group is a new offering for Monroe County and surrounding areas for individuals with family members who have a mental illness or mental health difficulty. These groups are offered free of charge and meet monthly for one hour. The group is led by someone who is also a family member, someone who understands the need for group support.

This group meets on the first Monday of every month at the Tomah Memorial Hospital in Classroom B from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  Enter through the hospital’s side doors; parking in the Mayo Clinic rear parking lot.

Peer-to-Peer is a FREE, unique, experiential learning program for individuals with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. It is taught by a team of two trained mentors who are personally experienced at living with a mental illness.

FaithNet is an interfaith resource network for friends, clergy, and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.  Presenters come to faith-based congregations and organizations to educate members, provide support, and promote “getting the word out.”  These presentations are offered free of charge.  If you’re a congregation or spiritual network, please contact us to learn more!

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. Throughout the IOOV presentation, audience members are encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions. IOOV presentations are given to students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups. All presentations are offered free of charge.

Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions.  This experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. You will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences.

Ending the Silence is a classroom presentation, where students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.  If you’re high school professional, please contact us to learn more!