Dear MHA Family,

I hope this finds you all spending your summer enjoying the little moments in life.  If not, please take time to pause and reflect on this season and find time for yourself to rejuvenate.   

As we move through summer and into the fall, we prepare for our 16th annual There is Hope suicide awareness and prevention event.  The past two years have been some of the hardest moments for our MHA community.  Many individuals are struggling, and we want everyone to be aware we have resources and supports for those times when our mental health needs help.  Would you please check on one another and send anyone our way when you know support is needed? 

In our summer Mental Health Matters we are highlighting the following:

Thank you to everyone that is working every day on themselves and going the extra mile to check on others.  It takes all of us to do our part and work upstream for a mentally healthy community.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,



Play is Healing Updates

Our summer calendar of events has been a blast! With our Playtime in the Parks on Friday mornings as well as the different events at Christopher Farm and Gardens, Mead Library, and Road America, we were able to POP-up around the county providing mental health benefiting play opportunities for elementary students and their families.

New playmates included Jessica Rassel Art, Plymouth School District Rec Department, Dare to Dream Theater, Biggby Coffee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Torke Coffee, and the Family Resource Center. We are also so grateful for our sponsors HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and the Marjorie L. Christansen Foundation.

Join us if you can for our last 3 summer events this Friday and Saturday as well as next week's last Playtime in the Parks in Sheboygan Falls! Also, check out the fun tye dye t-shirts you can order to "Bring Back the Fun in 2021" as our featured product in our August MHA store!

Pink Chair Sessions: Community Conversation with Poet Georgia Ressmeyer

Join MHA Executive Director Julie L. Preder and Poet Georgia Ressmeyer as they have a community conversation around mental health.

Ressmeyer, a native of Long Island, New York, has lived happily in Wisconsin since 1974, first as a lawyer, now as a writer of poetry and prose. She taught English at a women’s junior college in Tokyo, Japan, served as a staff attorney with legal services programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota, worked as an organizer, consultant, and grant writer for feminist groups in Milwaukee, and for eighteen years provided defense representation to individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses and disabilities as a staff and managing attorney with the Mental Health Division of the State Public Defender’s Office.

Twice a Pushcart Prize nominee, Georgia has published numerous poems, an award-winning poetry chapbook, Today I Threw My Watch Away (Finishing Line Press, 2010), and two full-length poetry collections, Waiting to Sail (Black River Press, 2014) and Home/Body (Pebblebrook Press, 2017). She lives near Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Find out more about her at



Did you know that you can set up an appointment to meet in person or over the phone with our Mental Health Resource Specialist, Alycia Klein? Alycia provides direct one-on-one support by helping you navigate the mental health resource system for you or a loved one. Finding the right therapist or community resource specific to your situation is what we do. Click below to learn more and find out how you can schedule a resource support appointment.

MHA Support Groups

Support groups are a great opportunity to connect with others dealing with similar situations in life sharing stories, perspectives, inspiration, and empathy. Emotional support from peers as well as trained leaders can be a very effective way to help with recovery, support those with mental illness, learn other's perspectives on common human challenges, and develop healthy emotional connection. We often think we are the only ones with our struggles, but coming together with others can remind us that we are not alone. 

Click below to learn more about the local MHA Sponsored Support Groups as well as links to other virtual state and national opportunities.

Youth Ambassador Program

Our youth ambassadors play a very important role in supporting each other and their mental health. We know that when teens struggle, they talk to their peers. You can help save or improve a life - learn more about mental health and how to support your peers by becoming an MHA Youth Ambassador today.

Get ready for a school year promoting mental health by joining our Youth Ambassador Program. There are many ways you can participate! Click button below to learn how.

MISSION: High School students collectively working to bring mental health awareness, equity, inclusion, and stigma reduction to their schools and the community at large.

VISION: All high schools within Sheboygan County will provide a culture of mental wellness, including support services, resources, and education for all students.



Create your fundraising team today and turn hope into action. Online and in person participation both welcome!

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Mental Health America in Sheboygan County
915 N. 7th Street
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081


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