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.

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.

The materials for 2015-2016 membership to the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force are available online!    Click here to download the membership letter, membership form, and MHTF directory form.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Monthly General Meetings

  • January 12, 2016
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • February 9, 2016
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • March 8, 2016
  • - 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

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Process for Expressing Interest in Being Suggested for Possible Consideration for Open Mental Health Board Position

Last year, legislation (Act 203) establishing the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board was signed into law.  There is currently an open position on the board, as Lyn Malofsky has resigned due to moving to Madison.  We thank Lyn for her service and advocacy.  Lyn’s position on the board was as “A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services.”  The bill includes a procedure for filling vacant positions – here is the language specific to the position which Lyn held and is now vacant:

A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services and who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for individuals who have experienced mental illness or substance abuse from organizations including Warmline, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co?occurring Competency Cadre. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the  Milwaukee County executive 4 representatives of the community for this board membership position.

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force (MMHTF) is designated in the bill as one of the organizations that the County Board of Supervisors shall solicit for suggestions for individuals who could serve in this position.  In order to be prepared to meet the responsibility of suggesting possible candidates, the Steering Committee is inviting Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force participants to recommend individuals for the open position, of “a representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services”, who are interested in serving, can commit the time to serve on the board, and who bring a commitment to the values of the board and other criteria noted below.  You may also self-nominate should you wish to serve.

Click here to review the Process for Expressing Interest in Being Suggested for Possible Consideration for Open Mental Health Board Position.

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Updates

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

MMHTF 2015-2016 Membership Materials

The materials for 2015-2016 membership to the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force are available online!    Click here to download the membership letter, membership form, and MHTF directory form.

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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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