Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force is committed to being a leader in identifying issues faced by all people affected by mental illness, facilitating improvements in mental health services, giving consumers and families a strong voice, reducing stigma, and implementing recovery principles.

For more information about our agenda and strategic plan for 2010 – 2012, click here.

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The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force provides a forum wherein different sectors of the mental health delivery system come together to address and resolve issues of interest to all people affected by mental illness.  The Task Force was formed in 2004, in response to a crisis in inpatient psychiatric services that exposed major gaps in Milwaukee’s system of mental health care, as documented in the Critical Juncture Report. The Task Force has over 40 member organizations including consumer groups, advocacy organizations, providers, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders.  Click here to view a list of current Mental Health Task Force Steering Committee members.

 

MILWAUKEE MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE 2014-2015 MEMBERSHIP MATERIALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE POST.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

REGISTER NOW! 2014 Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Summit: Understanding Recovery

  • September 10, 2014
  • - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE MILWAUKEE MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE SUMMIT.

Click here to register online or click here to download a registration form that can be sent by mail.

Download the Summit brochure (PDF).

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Monthly General Meetings

  • August 12, 2014
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • September 9, 2014
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • October 14, 2014
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force general meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at IndependenceFirst located at 540 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 291-7520.  Please respect the request to attend the meeting fragrance free.

The meetings are open to the public and involvement is encouraged from all sectors of our community.

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Latest Advocacy & Alerts

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Recommendations Regarding the Life and Death of Dontre Hamilton

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force (MMHTF) mourns Dontre Hamilton and honors his life. We are gravely concerned by the circumstances of his death, which raise many questions about the response of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). We are also concerned about the challenges Dontre and his family experienced navigating the mental health and housing service delivery system, and accessing medication and other services. The recommendations in this document grew out of dialogue with Task Force members and heartfelt discussion with Mr. Hamilton’s family, and our fervent conviction that the system must change to ensure other community members get needed services and additional lives must not be lost. We must take action as a community to ensure that this never happens again.  Click here to continue reading.

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Nominations for Karen Avery Award are Closed

Thank you to all who submitted nominations for the Karen Avery Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and to the consumer movement.  The award will be presented at the September 10th Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Summit.

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Updates

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Resources About the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board

Here are several resources regarding the formation of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board.  Check back for additional information as it develops:

Proposal to Create the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board

Memo on 2013 Wisconsin Act 203

2013 Wisconsin Act 203

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Commends Signing of Mental Health Board Bill

Initial Report on 2013 Act 203, Establishing the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board

Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointments to Milwaukee County Mental Health Board

2014 Fiscal Projection for Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Five Year Financial Forecast

Video of Corp Counsel and the Comptroller explaining the role of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board to Milwaukee County Board Health and Human Needs Committee

Corp Counsel’s report to Milwaukee County Board Health and Human Needs Committee on the new MCMHB

 

Information related to the Mental Health Board is posted to the County website at:

http://county.milwaukee.gov/BehavioralHealthDivi7762/Mental-Health-Board.htm

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Friday, June 13th, 2014

Mental Health Reform Resource Section

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