Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Testimony Priorities for the 2019 Behavioral Health Division Budget
Jeanne Lowry, MMHTF Co-chair
June 7, 2018
On behalf of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force (MMHTF), thank you for this opportunity to share our priorities for the 2019 Behavioral Health Division Budget. The MMHTF works collaboratively to identify issues faced by people affected by mental illness and by substance abuse disorders, facilitate improvements in services, give consumers and families a strong voice, reduce stigma, and implement recovery principles. The MMHTF includes over 40 community organizations and comprises service providers, individuals who live with a mental illness or substance use disorder, advocates, family members, and other stakeholders.
We appreciate the opportunity to share our frontline perspective regarding community needs with the Mental Health Board and BHD leadership.