State By StateWisconsin

  • NAMI-FOND DU LAC held a public event October 8, 2009 during Mental Illness Awareness Week on the University of Wisconsin campus. The event combined a screening with a Resource Fair. NAMI chapter leadership stated that the main focus of the evening was the screening of MINDS ON THE EDGE. The viewing was followed by discussion. NAMI annually holds an event for the community including members of local churches, families, consumers, professionals, law enforcement, mental health attorneys, etc. They also plan to use the DVD at "Family to Family", an 8-week educational program, as well as throughout the year by lending the DVD to individuals and agencies.
  • In Green Bay, the Brown County Homeless Coalition sponsored a screening of MINDS ON THE EDGE on November 4, 2009. It was well received and generated lively discussion. Many of the 50 people who attended were direct service providers from area shelters and apartment onsite programs.
  • NAMI-PORTAGE WOOD COUNTIES screened MINDS ON THE EDGE at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Steven's Point on November 16, 2009 as part of their monthly general meeting. 19 people attended from neighboring cities as far as 30 miles distant. Another viewing with a panel discussion is planned for the spring.
  • Jennifer McComb, NAMI newsletter editor, reports:
    It was a good turnout for a general meeting. We plan to host another viewing in the spring, with more advertising and this time with a panel discussion of our own. Thank you for making this available to us! It had a powerful impact on our audience.
  • NAMI-DODGE COUNTY is planning to preview MINDS ON THE EDGE with its entire membership and guests. Leadership is organizing a later screening at the local library with a mental health care professional present.
  • NAMI-FOX VALLEY used the MINDS ON THE EDGE DVD to facilitate community conversation during Mental Illness Awareness Week and to stimulate discussion at CIT trainings.