raise your voice

What is Raise Your Voice?


Raise Your Voice is a club that empowers teens to create a new conversation about mental health through education, leadership development and civic advocacy.  It is NOT a therapy group or place to get diagnosed; instead, it is an opportunity for students to lead the way in reducing stigma and informing community leaders about youth needs.  RYV members are trained in basic suicide prevention, plan and lead events on campus, and may participate in community coalition work.  Let your peers and adults hear your concerns and ideas!


State of Teen Mental Health In Wisconsin


State and federal priorities have identified a significant need to expand services and interventions for transition-age youth (ages 14 to 24) and provide early intervention. But, a gap remains — giving a voice to the young people themselves. There is no statewide initiative to cultivate youth leaders in the area of mental health in Wisconsin. California is the only state that has developed a youth mental health leadership curriculum. NAMI Wisconsin has used the experience from California to develop Raise Your Voice (RYV), a program that is designed specifically for Wisconsin young people.

A Solution… A Club Dedicated to Increasing Mental Illness Awareness, Inspiring Advocacy and Promoting Acceptance.

Information Source: NAMI 

Raise Your Voice Club Locations


Rhinelander High School

Meets Thursdays during the school year at Rhinelander High School, every other week during Flex. Contact Mrs. King if you plan to attend.


Lakeland Union High School

Meets Tuesdays during the school year at Lakeland Union High School during lunch, in the distance learning room (148). Mr. Nowak from Student Services is a co-advisor.