Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc. (GEP)
The Grassroots Empowerment Project is a statewide, consumer-run nonprofit organization in Wisconsin that provides information and assistance to 12 consumer-run organizations across its State and to individuals promoting recovery. Their services include hosting an annual educational consumer conference, offering an online newsletter, providing education and technical assistance, and training consumers/survivors who want to become peer specialists.
Project Return Peer Support Network
This peer-run network encourages wellness, self-determination, and personal growth for individuals with mental disorders through a broad range of programs and services. The Community Integration Program helps individuals successfully transition back to their community following hospitalization.The warm line and self-help groups offer support to individuals with mental disorders. The Project Return Peer Support Network provides social opportunities and opportunities for educational and community-oriented involvement.
" You KNOW Me" Alaska Anti-Stigma Campaign
The You KNOW Me Alaska anti-stigma campaign was developed in 2005 by the Alaska Mental Health Trust and Alaskan consumer advocacy boards. It is a statewide initiative aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination, promoting support for treatment and services, and increasing public awareness of the issues and challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities who experience mental illnesses and other disabilities.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Delisa Culpepper, Chief Operating Officer
3745 Community Park Loop, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99508
Sowing the Seeds of Hope
Michael R. Rosmann, Ph.D.
1210 7th Street, Suite C
Harlan, IA 51537
Sowing the Seeds of Hope (SSoH) was designed and initiated in 1999 by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Today, it is a collaborative effort of project leaders in seven predominantly rural States: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The federally funded campaign is administered by AgriWellness, Inc. and coordinated through a different group in each State (e.g., mental health coalition, religious organization).
WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Center is one of eight Rural Health Research Centers funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy. The mission of the WICHE Mental Health program is twofold: 1) to assist states in improving systems of care for mental health consumers and their families; and 2) to advance the preparation of a qualified mental health workforce in the West.
National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)
1756 74th Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) is a professional organization that serves the field of rural mental health. NARMH?s membership includes the entire spectrum of the rural mental health community: consumers, family members, practitioners, administrators, educators, researchers, and policy makers.
National Mental Health Information Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center provides information about mental health for users of mental health services, their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media. It has an array of publications available to the public at no-cost.
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
Project Relate, an anti-stigma advertising and public service campaign serving Nebraska, was launched on April 7, 2004. Developed through the cooperative efforts of Nebraska mental health service providers, advocacy groups, and nonprofit organizations, the campaign aims to increase awareness and improve public perceptions of people with mental illnesses. In addition to addressing stigma and providing mental health education, Project Relate operates a clearinghouse of mental health resources for the entire State.