This year the Women’s Gathering features Trenni Kusnierek a former reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers, and is a graduate of Muskego High School and Marquette University. Trenni uses her national platform to educate the public about depression. By sharing her story, she hopes to break through the stigma of mental illness and help those who suffer understand that they are not alone - that what they are feeling is real and there is help available.
Rogers Memorial Hospital’s Rachel C. Leonard, PhD, a Behavioral Activation Specialist and Clinical Supervisor will also be featured discussing the difference between “the blues” and full on depression and offering techniques to decrease depressed mood and live a more fulfilling life.
The Womens Gathering raises funds for the Spiritual Care program at Rogers, which last year made over 5000 patient contacts through group sessions and one-on-one meetings and is offered at no cost to patients and families of Rogers Memorial Hospital.