N.E.W. Mental Health Connection

Connecting stakeholders and resources to improve the mental health of our community

We are ...

  • A membership organization, open to individuals and organizations who align with our mission and vision
  • A self-sustaining, accountable organization that focuses on consumers of mental health services and moves our community forward

Our mission:

Lead the collaboration of community stakeholders to create and continuously improve an exceptional mental health system of care

Our vision:

A community that is mentally well and stigma-free

Mental Health Awareness Month Kick-Off [in place of NEW MHC Member Meeting]

NEWMHC new logoInstead of the regularly scheduled May 2017 members meeting, NEW MHC Connection members are invited to join us to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month 2017 and launch MyConnectionNEW.org!

When: 7:30 - 9 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017
Where: Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, Room C190 ABC
Park and enter at Entrance 15

We are excited to unveil our community’s new mental health and substance abuse service navigation website – myconnectionnew.org, created in partnership with United Way Fox Cities 211.

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
07:30 to 09:00

Mental Health in Older Adults

The subject of this year's Creating Hope workshop is ministering effectively and with compassion to older adults who have mental health issues. Through the workshop, attendees will learn about the mental health challenges and psychiatric disorders commonly seen in Baby Boomers and older adults as they age, along with resources available to help with these disorders; and explore the role of spirituality and religion as resources for mental health.

Presenters: Dr. Art Walaszek, board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health; and Dr. Susan McFadden, professor emerita of psychology at UW-Oshkosh, and research consultant with the Fox Valley Memory Project.

The workshop is being held at the Grand Meridian in Appleton. $50 charge includes breakfast, presentations, materials, and certificate of attendance.

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
08:00 to 11:30

Children’s Mental Health for Professionals, Day 1

NAMI Fox Valley is pleased to offer this program to help educate professionals to better understand children living with mental health problems. It is designed for professionals who work with children ages 3 to 18. This training can be taken as either a one-day or two-day training; you choose which days you want to attend. (See flyer or click 'Read More' for details.)

Cost: $75.00 for one day, $100 for both days.
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Room A170AB, Entrance 16, 1825 Bluemound Drive, Appleton.
To register: Email: ann@namifoxvalley.org or call Ann at 920-954-1550 for more information.

Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
08:00 to 15:30

Children’s Mental Health for Professionals, Day 2

NAMI Fox Valley is pleased to offer this program to help educate professionals to better understand children living with mental health problems. It is designed for professionals who work with children ages 3 to 18. This training can be taken as either a one-day or two-day training; you choose which days you want to attend. (See flyer or click 'Read More' for details.)

Cost: $75.00 for one day, $100 for both days.
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Room A170AB, Entrance 16, 1825 Bluemound Drive, Appleton.
To register: Email: ann@namifoxvalley.org or call Ann at 920-954-1550 for more information.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -
08:00 to 15:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid, Session 1

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people aged 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens. The course is offered in two sessions. Participants must attend both sessions.

Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 -
08:00 to 12:00

Youth Mental Health First Aid, Session 2

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people aged 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens. This course is offered in two sessions. Participants must attend both sessions.

Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 -
08:00 to 12:00

DBT Skills for Providers and Suicidal Patients - Day 2

This two-day training provides a practical approach to supporting suicidal patients within health and behavioral health systems using evidence-based strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Suicidal patients are also often impacted by substance abuse, chronic pain, internal judgment, and losses in their lives and can use additional skills to manage these experiences. Training given by Dr. Ursula Whiteside, PhD, CEO of NowMattersNow.org and Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington.

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
08:00 to 16:00

DBT Skills for Providers and Suicidal Patients - Day 1

This two-day training provides a practical approach to supporting suicidal patients within health and behavioral health systems using evidence-based strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Suicidal patients are also often impacted by substance abuse, chronic pain, internal judgment, and losses in their lives and can use additional skills to manage these experiences. Training given by Dr. Ursula Whiteside, PhD, CEO of NowMattersNow.org and Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
07:30 to 16:00

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