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.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Monthly General Meetings

  • July 14, 2015
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • August 11, 2015
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • September 8, 2015
  • - 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, June 4th, 2015

2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Budget

 

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Testimony on 2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Budget Request To Milwaukee County Mental Health Board June 25, 2015

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Questions Regarding 2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Budget Request and Response from Behavioral Health Division

Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Web site (including list of board members, meeting dates, etc.)

2016 Preliminary Budget First Pass as presented to MH Board Finance Committee on 5/21 (Includes proposal for new structure for BHD) 

2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) Budget Timeline  

Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Initiative

Results of Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Survey on Priorities for the 2016 Milwaukee County BHD Budget

 

Opportunities for Public Input on 2016 BHD Budget:

  • Thursday July 9th, 2015: Mental Health Board meeting to include public comment on the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division’s Outsourcing of Acute Behavioral Health Services,  3 PM at Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex Auditorium, 9201 Watertown Plank Rd.  Click here to view flyer.
  • Thursday, June 25:  Mental Health Board Meeting to include public comment on budget. 3:00 PM at the Washington Park Senior Center
  • Thursday, June 18:  Mental Health Board Finance Committee meeting to include public comment.  1:30 PM at the Mental Health Complex, Conference Room 414

 

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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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