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.

 

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

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Monthly General Meetings

  • March 10, 2015
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • April 14, 2015
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • May 12, 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

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Input Form on Priorities for the 2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Budget

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force invites you to give your input on priorities for the 2016 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Budget.  We will use your input to help develop the Task Force position paper and other educational materials.  Please refer to the list of priorities developed by the Steering committee in your packet for background.

Follow this link to complete the input form.  Thank you!

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Monday, September 15th, 2014

Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2014 Summit: Understanding Recovery

Thank you to all who contributed to the success of our 2014 Summit, Understanding Recovery.  Over 360 people registered to attend and over 90 scholarships were awarded – an all time record!  Our eloquent speakers, hard working co-chairs and committee, and tremendous volunteers including the terrific facilitators all contributed to an impactful and memorable day. 

Our Sponsors and Supporting organizations were a huge factor in the success of the Summit.  We thank the following organizations for their sponsorship and/or support for this year’s summit. Without their generosity, this summit would not have been possible.  We are grateful for your partnership and collaboration and your generous support!.

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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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