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

Light up the night, honoring those who have died by suicide

sun shining into dark gladeCome and join us to honor those we loved and lost too soon to suicide. The program will include a candle lighting ceremony (candles provided) and a time to share and reflect. A picture of your loved one to share is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Appleton Memorial Park Pavillion
1620 E Witzke Blvd
Appleton, WI 54911

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
18:00 to 20:30

Fox Cities Housing Coalition Mental Health Workshop

Offered by Fox Cities Housing Coalition in collaboration with NAMI Fox Valley.

Topics include: Values and Ethical Choices; Inclusion, Safety and Dignity, Motivational Interviewing Strategies, and Techniques and Mindfulness Meditation for Self-Care and Practice.

Held at Fox Valley Technical College.

Download attached flyer for detailed information and registration form.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 -
08:00 to 15:45

Documentation: Ethics and Boundaries - with Dr. David Mays

Catalpa Health logo[Updated] This six-hour workshop by Dr. David Mays, MD, PhD, will provide training on how and why to document, how to think about confidentiality in the medical health record, how to document risk assessments, and how the use of searches, e-mail, and social media are all changing our understanding of therapeutic boundaries. Designed for mental health counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, APNPs, case managers, and other mental health professionals. Advance registration required. AMA PRA and NBCC credit approved.

Friday, September 9, 2016 -
07:30 to 16:00

A Women's Symposium: Taking Care of Our Men’s Mental Health

Sally Spencer-Thomas

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas and other presenters will provide a learning opportunity tailored to women designed to build awareness of the high risk of suicide to middle-aged men, eliminate the stigma of mental illness, and teach the signs of depression and anxiety. We will discuss QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), the evidence-based practice of suicide prevention, and provide tools to develop workplace plans. Resource/Information booths open 8:30-9:30.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton
    Room E130, entrance 10 (west parking lot)
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Preregister at womenssymposium.eventbrite.com
    Preregistration preferred; walk-ins welcome
Download flyer here.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 -
08:30 to 12:30