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NAMI to open drop-in center in RhinelanderSubmitted: 05/18/2017
Katie Thoresen
Katie Thoresen
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kthoresen@wjfw.com

NAMI to open drop-in center in Rhinelander
RHINELANDER - People need interaction with other people. 

But people with mental health issues may not be getting the socialization they need.

The National Alliance on Mental Health, or NAMI, plans to open a drop-in center in Rhinelander.

NAMI Northern Lakes Board President Mick Fiocchi said he's wanted to open a center for years, but it took them a while to find a place.


Now, Trinity Lutheran Church has offered them a space.

"We are just deeply grateful to Trinity Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Pastor Tim and the church counsel for welcoming us into this fantastic location to get our drop-in center off the ground," said Fiocchi.

He hopes to open the drop-in center by July 31.

It's important to note this is not a place for professional help with a mental illness.

The drop-in center is a place for people to come and talk with their peers.

"Socialization is really, really important for human beings. This gives people an opportunity to do that," said Fiocchi. "These are people that have way less power in their lives than most of us. So to have a place that is just theirs can be very powerful for them."

The drop-in center will be open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday nights from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information, follow the link below.


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