As an affiliate of the national organization MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA, and partnering with neighbor affiliate MHA OF WISCONSIN, our Sheboygan County chapter is able to provide the most up to date knowledge and resources from across the country while connecting community members with the best local support.
We’re glad you’re interested in finding out more about us! This site has information about Mental Health America and the work we do in prevention, education, access, support and recovery.
Good mental health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of every person. It is what creates satisfaction in life, the ability to maintain good relationships with others, as well as productivity in school and the workplace. While healthy lifestyles and healthy environments contribute greatly to good mental health, mental disorders will affect 1 in 4 Americans each year. In fact, mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. The good news? Mental illness can be effectively treated. MHA believes in educating the public to help break the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who struggle with mental illness and promote good mental health for our whole community.
To promote overall mental health through education, support, public health reform, and advocacy.
Mental wellness is the foundation of our healthy, resilient community. Together, with mental health champions, peers, and workplaces, all individuals thrive in a compassionate, trauma-informed environment.
We believe hope is the foundation of, and the bridge to, recovery.
We empower one another to embrace strengths and learn new skills when faced with adversity. Self-care and core principles of mindfulness create life balance for ourselves and those we serve.
Providing information, assistance, and knowledge on mental wellness fosters increased access to care, reduced stigma around mental health, and promotes healthy living. Commitment to continued education for MHA team members ensures quality programming.
Using a trauma-informed care lens, empathy, kindness and acceptance drive our interactions with others and ourselves.
By celebrating inclusiveness and diversity through partnerships, collaborations, and collective impact, we build strong, thriving communities.
Julie joined Mental Health America in Sheboygan as Executive Director in 2018. She defines her 25-year career as a gift to serve others. She is an advocate for highlighting social determinants of health relating to barriers for access to care. She is dedicated to implementing stigma reduction and social inclusion strategies and strives every...
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Director of Education & Advocacy
Trisha has had a passion for working with children and youth for as long as she can remember. She graduated with a degree in social work from UW-Whitewater (Go Warhawks!) in 2008, and decided to continue her education by pursuing a Master's degree, which she earned in 2016. As the Education Program Coordinator at MHA, Trisha is able to pursue...
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Director of Strategic Planning | United Way PATH Coordinator
Brianna is a graduate of Silver Lake College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Since joining MHA’s team in June 2017, she has gotten involved with a number of community and statewide coalitions including, but not limited to, Healthy Sheboygan County (HSC2020) SBIRT Committee and Wisconsin’s Coalition for Expanding School-Based...
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Director of Wellness & Marketing
Rachael Lewinski has been a fitness and wellness professional since 2003. After gaining her Bachelor’s Degree from Elmhurst College majoring in biology and minoring in psychology, Rachael continued a path gaining education and experience working with all types and ages of clients and students. Working in Chicago, Milwaukee, Door...
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Mental Health Resource Specialist
Alycia comes to us after working at Kohler as a Material Coordinator and most recently Lakeshore Technical College LTC as their Student Resources Assistant. Her Associate's Degree in Accounting from LTC, technical skills and organizational expertise, on top of her caring personality, are very appreciated and welcomed by the team! In addition,...
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2020 Board of Directors
Dr. Thomas Campbell (Board President)
Dana Bear (President Elect)
Kevin Bruggink (Past President)
Adam Norlander (Treasurer)
Wendy Yurk, MS, LPC
Rev. Kristal Klemme
Kurt V. Cornielsen
Rebecca J. Rupnick
Carol Sherman Haid
Julie Preder (Non-Voting)
Check out our latest annual report 2018 to learn about program outcomes, community impact, collaborations, partnerships, funding sources, volunteer support, and team! If you would like a copy of our most recent audited financials 2018, please contact Julie L. Preder, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (920) 458-3951 ext. 103