NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is providing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships to the NAMI Wisconsin 2022 Annual Conference on April 29th & 30th, 2022 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.
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.
Those interested can apply here (deadline: Feb 11th, 2022): https://forms.gle/2EZbN4tZxbRdrPos8
This scholarship provides conference registration fees (this includes breakfast and lunch both days) but, unfortunately, it does not include travel or hotel accommodation.
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 02/01/2022.