Here are some helpful background materials for use in planning of the Youth Mental Health Summit:
Recently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran a series of articles called “Imminent Danger”. This series discussed the issues of mental illness, violence, and commitments. The reaction from the community, and the Mental Health Task Force, has been strong.
Click here to view the series of Journal Sentinel articles on Imminent Danger.
Click here to read the Op Ed response by the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force.
Marquette held a forum on the Imminent Danger series on Wednesday, January 11th. Click here to view the forum online. Here are additional resources from the forum:
2) Powerpoint from Thomas Zander, psychologist and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette Law School
3) Handouts from Darold Treffert, Retired Director, Winnebago Mental Health Institute:
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.
Click here to view our printable flyer about the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force.