The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Wisconsin has recently received funding to provide approximately 10 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships to this years Annual Conference.
The NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference will take place on November 5 & 6, 2021 at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and is a two-day event featuring topics on mental health education, support, advocacy, crisis intervention, and more. For more information about our annual conference, schedule, and workshop speakers, click here.
Our goal for these scholarships is to provide education and networking opportunities to students who are studying to work in the mental health field and come from various underserved communities. We hope this will open new opportunities to strengthen connections and broaden our impact in the coming years.
Who Can Apply? Students who are studying to become mental health professional in Wisconsin and identify as being from a minority or underserved community.
Mental Health Professionals can include but are not limited to: psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse, doctor, psychotherapist, therapist, counselor, social worker, peer support specialist, mental health advocate, and more. Minority or underserved communities are identified as but not limited to: Race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, cultural identity, assigned sex, gender identity, physical ability, and more. Farmers, veterans, survivors of sexual assault, and survivors of suicide are also classified as underserved communities amongst more.
This scholarship provides conference registration fees (this includes breakfast and lunch both days) but, unfortunately, it does NOT include travel or hotel accommodation.
Those interested can apply here (deadline: October 1st, 2021): https://forms.gle/tiq4h1TQFvbG421VA
Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. NAMI Wisconsin is committed to making a positive change for underserved communities and we believe this starts with connecting future mental health providers with NAMI and emphasizing the importance of cultural humility.
This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 09/14/2021.