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 members include 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 Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force has a sizable list of accomplishments in the community.

 

The materials for 2017-2018 membership to the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force are available online!  Click here to view the membership letter.  Click here to download the membership form.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Building Bridges Towards Authentic Inclusion – 2017 Forum

  • September 12, 2017
  • - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force invites you to our 2017 Forum:
Building Bridges Towards Authentic Inclusion
Structural Racism & Implicit Bias, Microaggressions: meaning and next steps
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st St.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration, refreshments & networking
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program & presentation of the 4th Annual Karen Avery Award
Register online at www.milwaukeemhtf.org/2017forum

Click here to view the forum flyer.

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Monthly General Meetings

  • June 13, 2017
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • July 11, 2017
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • August 8, 2017
  • - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • September 12, 2017
  • - 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 12th, 2017

“Something to Think About” Series

Here are some resources to review relating to the Something to Think About series:

The Little Misunderstood Mental Health Effects of Racial Trauma (powerpoint)

The Little Misunderstood Mental Health Effects of Racial Trauma (article) 

Historical Trauma Chart

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Updates

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Materials from Briefing on 2018 Proposed County Budget Requests

These are the materials from the August 8th briefing on proposed county budget requests:

Budget Advocacy Resources

Department Presentations on 2018 Budget Requests

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

Nominations for 2017 Karen Avery Award

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Karen Avery Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and to the peer movement. We are especially interested in nominees who have been active in advancing the rights and independence of people with mental illness.

Please email nominations by August 4, 2017 to barbara.beckert@drwi.org

Click here for details on the requested contents for letters of nomination.

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