Monthly Support Meetings

All are welcome and participation is always optional and confidential. Our goal is to educate, support, and advocate for those we know and care about who live with mental illness. NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by mental illness.

The Second Tuesday of Each Month   |   6:30PM

Aster Retirement Community
(2nd Floor Meeting Room)
616 8th Ave
Monroe, WI 53566

For more information, contact us.

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NAMI Dane & Green County WALKS 2014
Sunday, October 6, 2014

Olin-Turville Park, Madison, WI –– Nami Walks 2014 has been run and we are glad to say half of all the funds collected by Walkers will be used to fund NAMI's programs here in GREEN County. The programs this money will be used for include support, education, research, and advocacy for individuals and family members affected by mental illness. Thanks to all for your support.

Check out our NAMI Walks Photo Gallery!

NAMI History

NAMI was formed in 1977, when Harriet Shetler and Beverly Young, two mothers, each with a son with schizophrenia, met over lunch to discuss the similar challenges they shared raising a child with a serious mental illness. At a second lunch, the women, both active in civic and charitable activities, decided to assemble people with similar concerns.

In April 1977, about 13 people met at a nightclub in Madison. Mrs. Shetler suggested a name, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, partly because its acronym, AMI, meant "friend" in French. Within six months, 75 people had joined.