NAMI Waukesha Annual Awards Categories

Excellence in Peer Leadership: This award honors an individual with lived experience who exemplifies the qualities of self-determination, resilience, courage, and tenacity in their recovery journey. This person will have shown specific accomplishments over the last year by demonstrating leadership and/or advocacy directed toward reducing and eliminating stigma.

Mental Health Professional of the Year: This award recognizes outstanding achievement serving others whose lives have been impacted by mental illness. This achievement embodies recovery in words and actions, demonstrates commitment to clients, and reflects the skills to work with diverse cultures. This individual is respected by his/her co-workers and respects all those with whom the individual interacts with each day. This person is an example to others in the areas of professional ethics, knowledge, and performance as a team member. Eligible professionals have worked in the mental health field for at least three years.

Volunteer of the Year: This award honors an individual who has given an ample amount of time back to the community in the form of volunteering within the past year. This individual shows the compassion and desire to better the lives of those that have been affected by mental illness. This person may have volunteered at one or more organizations/locations.

Excellence in Community Service: This award is given to a single individual, group of individuals, or organization that provides a service that enhances the lives of people affected by mental illness. The recipient(s) of this award should be someone who has provided a service that has strengthened our community.

Law Enforcement Officer Excellence Award: This award honors a law enforcement officer who has served the community in crisis situations with exceptional care and compassion, while ensuring the safety of themselves and others. Individuals are encouraged to nominate law enforcement officers who have completed Crisis Intervention Team Training but this is not a pre-requisite for the award. 

Andrew G. Werlein Advocacy Award: This award is given in honor of Andrew G. Werlein for his lifetime of dedication to advocacy and breaking the stigma associated with mental illness. The recipient of this award will be an individual who has worked as an advocate to eliminate stigma and further the understanding that mental illness is a disease and should be treated as such.

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