You now know what the term “Epic Fail” means. From the looks of this mess, at least he is still smiling!


NAMI Ozaukee’s mission is:

NAMI Ozaukee is a 501c3 organization EIN #39-1608245
All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Email: [email protected] – Website:
Telephone: 262-243-3627 PO Box 335 Mequon, WI 53092


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NAMI Ozaukee at our secure site:

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Thank You!


The NAMI Wisconsin 2024 Annual Conference took place on Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild, WI. Those who represented NAMI Ozaukee were: (LtoR) NAMI Oz Co-Secretary Donna O’Connell, NAMI Oz Co-Secretary Jeanette Koch, Julia Wolff, NAMI Oz President Dr. Michael Weber, NAMI Oz Vice President Vydas Dargis and Mary Luzinski, Past President.

NAMI Ozaukee Co-Secretary Donna O’Connell accepts the NAMI Wisconsin “Spark Plug” of the Year Award at the 2024 Annual Conference from Board President Luther Olson.


NAMI Ozaukee Vice President Mike Wendlandt

NAMI Holiday Party December 21, 2023

NAMI Ozaukee held its 2023 Holiday Party at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg on December 21.  As part of the festivities three individuals were recognized for their outstanding achievements in representing NAMI Ozaukee in 2023.  (LtoR) President Michael Weber, Past President Mary Luzinski presented awards to Linda Wendlandt, on behalf of her son Vice President Mike Wendlandt who was not able to attend –and he who was recognized as the most Inspirational Leader of 2023; Terri Brah who was recognized as the most Outstanding Fund Raiser for 2023; and Carole Hynes who was recognized for her excellence in Youth Services Coordination for 2023.

Congratulations to these three mighty individuals of whom have made 2023 one of NAMI Ozaukee’s most successful and satisfying years.


On November 20, 2023 NAMI Ozaukee President Dr. Michael Weber met with Dominic Spenner, Human Resources Specialist II along with Julia Bladorn, the Senior Human Resources Manager at Regal Rexnord of Grafton.  Dominic and Julia presented Dr. Weber with a charitable donation to NAMI Ozaukee of $1,500.00.  How can we say “Thank You” enough to Rexnord for its corporate generosity along with its representatives.

On November 11, 2023 NAMI Ozaukee President Michael Weber presented an information session at the Veterans Day’s banquet held at the Saukville American Legion hall.  There were a total of 92 veterans and auxiliary members present.

(Above) NAMI Ozaukee President Michael Webber and Board Member Terri Brah (and Meijer’s staff and team member) accept a $5000  grant from the Meijer’s of Grafton from senior staff members on June 5, 2023.  (Below) Meijer’s entire working staff and Michael and Terri accept the symbolic Check with much gratitude for Meijer’s generosity.


The Meijer store of Grafton recently made a most generous donation of $5,000 to NAMI Ozaukee earning our sincere gratitude. The way in which this wonderful event came about demonstrates how powerful the concept of “ask and ye shall receive” can be.  NAMI Ozaukee Board member Terri Brah was starting a new position at Meijer of Grafton and asked that NAMI Ozaukee be added to a list of candidates for this donation that the staff were about to vote on. After learning of NAMI’s mission they chose us! Thank You Meijer of Grafton!


National Night Out
Cedar Creek Part in Cedarburg
Tuesday August 1, 2023

What a great event-National Night Out in Cedarburg. The weather was perfect and NAMI Ozaukee had an outstanding turnout of parents and children. Our friends from Aurora Healthcare shared the space with us and taught individuals-including children-how to do CPR. Thank you to the Cedarburg Police Department for organizing the 2023 event.  Pictured under the tent are (LtoR) Mary Luzinski, Carole Hynes and Tom Luzinski managing the NAMI Ozaukee information table.


September 2023

What is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month?

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life.

We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. NAMI is here to help.

There are an average of 123 suicides each day in this country. It’s the tenth leading cause of death in America — second leading for ages 25-34, and third leading for ages 15-24. In order to create awareness and strengthen the fight against suicide, the entire month of September is Suicide Prevention Month. Participate in the fight by getting involved with local organizations and listening to those who need help.

Access or download NAMI Field Guide below:

2023 Field Guide


If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis

call 9-1-1 and request a CIT or Mental Health Officer

To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dial 9-8-8 or call (800) 273-8255

NAMI Ozaukee is not equipped to handle crisis calls!


Fall 2023 Family to Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8 session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

Fall Class Dates are now set to September 13 to November 1st, 2023

Download the Flyer -> NAMI Homefront Information Flyer (1)


NAMI Wisconsin is excited to finally share with the platform we have created to access support groups statewide, it’s called Being Together- NAMI Wisconsin.

Being Together is a landing page to provide online support groups and classes for individuals across Wisconsin who do not have a local NAMI Affiliate or do not have certain support groups or classes provided by their local affiliate. This is a way to bring those in need of support together, regardless of their location.

We appreciate your help getting this together and your patience as we roll it out. We ask that you please share this information in your area of the state with organizations, agencies and other groups that can help spread the word to those seeking support.

It is located on our website, in the affiliate leader landing…

Click the Below      



You can always opt for the “old fashioned way” to donate:

Please make your check payable to:

NAMI Ozaukee
Box 335
Mequon, WI 53092

In any event, NAMI Ozaukee is a totally volunteer 501c3 organization. EIN# 39-1608245. Each dollar you donate goes directly to program expenses that support Ozaukee County residents living with a mental illness. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Your support is tax deductible and touches the lives of one in four families in Ozaukee County.

NAMI Ozaukee is the County’s voice on mental illness. We thank you for joining our voice and helping strengthen and further our mission.

Last Updated: June 1, 2024