About Us

What is NAMI you ask? NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a grassroots organization that began in Wisconsin and is now nationwide. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.


​NAMI Monroe-Juneau’s members are comprised of individuals living with mental illness, family members of individuals living with mental illness, mental health professionals, and other individuals willing and wanting to advocate for mental illness. Please feel free to contact us!  We are looking for board members, prospective group facilitators, volunteers, general members, general supporters, and anyone who wants to learn more!  We are still small, but we are committed to advocating for you!  We look forward to hearing from and helping you.

Mission, Vision & Values

The mission of NAMI Monroe-Juneau is to build a community of allies for individuals living with mental illness in order to eliminate stigma, make connections to resources, and educate the community to harness the power of Hope.


​In our envisioned future, mental illness will no longer thwart a person’s fulfillment of his or her potential. With early pinpoint diagnoses, interventions and targeted medications and services there is no pervasive disability.


NAMI Monroe-Juneau will be the leading advocate for individuals affected by mental illness, including for the consumer and family involvement in care, treatment, and recovery. NAMI Monroe-Juneau will link resources with consumers, family members, and the like with passion and action. Our vision is to create a culture disclosure of an individual’s diagnosis does not have negative consequences or results in stigma. NAMI Monroe-Juneau is dedicated to promoting change that will eliminate stigma, preserve dignity, and improve the quality of life.

Respect; Dignity; Opportunity; Wellness; Equality; Community Advocacy; Education

Board Leadership

Welcome to the NAMI Monroe-Juneau family! Our group works to be a wealth of information to you… the consumer, the family member, the friend, the practitioner, the teacher, and others of those dealing with day-to-day issues of a mental illness.


2018 Board Of Directors


  • Erica Falk-Huzar, President
  • Samantha Espinosa, Secretary
  • Lisa Kirschbaum
  • Ruthie Gregar
  • Sierra Phillips
  • Amanda Falkers
  • Julie Hallam