About our Affiliate

NAMI Southwestern Wisconsin is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI Wisconsin. We support the Crawford, Grant, Richland & Iowa counties of Wisconsin. Our rural setting gives us a more personable affiliate but also a challenge in reaching all in the rural area. We have just opened up a meetings site in Boscobel, Wisconsin. We are excited to offer support for our whole coverage area. If you have any questions feel free to email us at southwestwisconsin.nami@gmail.com. We look forward to helping Advocate, Educate, and Support those in our area.

Mission Statement: NAMI Southwestern Wisconsin, Inc. is a Wisconsin nonprofit corporation that provides support, education and advocacy throughout the Crawford, Grant, Richland & Iowa Counties in Wisconsin on behalf of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.


NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.

Our Board of Directors

President:  Karen Garber   608-485-3719


Vice President:  John Gunderson

Secretary:  Brenda Draper



Treasurer:  Glenda Loomis


Member-at-Large:  Dawn Tamling


Member-at-Large:  Dwayne Fisher


Member-at-Large: Jana Koresh





** More Board Members are being sought **
Also, we are looking into adding more Members at Large.

An application is above and is preferred to be returned by email.

Mental illness affects everyone. Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States.


People living with mental illness need help and hope: they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery.Because mental illness devastates the lives of so many Americans, NAMI works every day to save every life.


A side note NAMI was founded right here in Wisconsin.