Peer-to-Peer : No Classes Currently Scheduled
Peer to peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in
establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
This course was written by Kathryn Cohan, a person with a mental illness who is establishing and maintaining their wellness
and recovery. The support group member and facilitator. An advisory board manager in the mental health field and a
longtime mutual comprised of consumer members of NAMI, in consultation with support group member and facilitator. An
advisory board comprised of consumer members of NAMI, in consultation with Joyce Burland, Ph.D., author of the successful
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, helped guide the curriculum's development.
The course is taught by three trained mentors who are living well with their illnesses.
- Mentors are trained in weekend-long training sessions, supplied with teaching manuals, and are paid a stipend for
each course they teach.
- Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources:
an advance directive; a "relapse prevention plan" to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior or events that
may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking;
and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
NAMI Mid Central WI is currentlly compiling a list of participants interested in taking their next Peer to Peer class. Location
will depend on the county showing most interest. For more information, and to sign up for the class, contact Joann Stephens
at 608-408-0177 or by e-mail.
Family-to-Family : No Classes Currently Scheduled
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe
- The course is taught by trained family members
- All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
- Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program.
What does the course include?
- Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive
- Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
- Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to
- Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
- Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques
- Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
- Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
- Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
- Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services
NAMI Mid Central WI is currentlly compiling a list of participants interested in taking their next Family to Family class.
Location will depend on the county showing most interest. For more information, and to sign up for the class, contact Joann
Stephens at 608-408-0177 or by e-mail.
Stable Life, Inc.
Equine Program Volunteer Trainings -
learn the Equine Assisted Activity process, learn
how to lead the horse or side walk with the
rider. Understand how Equine Therapy helps
people with mental Illnesses and emotional
Wednesday, May 30: 2- two hour
1st: 2pm to 4pm
2nd: 4pm to 6pm
Saturday, June 30: 2- two hour training
1st: 10am to Noon
2nd: Noon to 2pm
Saturday, July 21: 2- two hour training
1st: 10am to Noon
2nd: Noon to 2pm
Individual EAA Volunteer trainings can be arranged. Please
contact Joann if you want to sign up for a training listed above or
schedule another time.
Spring Weights, Shots & Wormers!
Saturday, June 23, 10am - Noon
Join us for our spring clinic with the horses!
Every spring and fall we measure the horses to
determine their weight. We utilize the formula:
heart girth squared, times body length divided by
330 equals weight. We regularly "weigh" our
horses as it is important to know that we are
maintaining healthy weights. It is also important
to know their weight when it comes to distributing
medications. In this spring clinic, after we
determine the horse's weight, we also administer
their spring shots and bi-monthly worming paste.
Great learning opportunity for volunteers and
folks interested in vetting their own horses!