We are encouraged by DCHS’s commitment to maintaining existing levels of service for those programs that impact people affected by mental illness
Logic's “1-800-273-8255” is named in reference to the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, acknowledging what so many are afraid to: that suicide is a serious problem and one that needs to be talked about.
Though providing the necessary aid for homeless persons with severe mental illness is not always an easy task, it’s one that we cannot abandon. We encourage public officials and the community to explore all options that may help Safe Haven continue serving some of our most vulnerable citizens.
One participant described her experience: “I learned about community resources that could help both my child and I. I came to accept that mental illness is a chronic brain disease that no one caused and that there were ways to have this challenge and lead a happy, fulfilling life. While gaining hope, I learned that I do not need to face this alone and will benefit from the available supports.”
Unfortunately, rates that are not reflective of the full costs to provide services mean straight MA clients must deteriorate to a point of crisis in order to get timely access to care.
Wisconsin will be forced to reduce and eliminate funding for a number of programs that provide important mental health services to some of the most vulnerable adults and children throughout Wisconsin.
The power of community can make our current situation feel manageable, while giving us a sense of hope and belonging.
There are still significant barriers to obtaining high quality mental health services for multicultural communities. Keeping this in mind, NAMI Dane County and WEA Trust hosted an event that brought together Dane County leaders to talk about challenges and future directions.
By committing to NAMI, you will be given the tools and the proper training needed to nurture your passion for mental health and become a proper advocate for mental health and illness in our community.
African-Americans are experiencing depression at the same rate as Caucasians, but ... they are not seeking mental health services at the rate they’re experiencing those issues. They are suffering in silence.
“I was thrilled to join other mental health advocates from across the country to use our voice to tell Congress how important it is to fight to protect important mental health coverage that helps people with mental illness get better and stay better.”
I hope that my internship with NAMI Dane County is just the start of the kind of change I want to see in our country because what I want, and what other students want as well, is to cut ignorance out and replace it with education, help, and better mental health.
America’s veterans already face many barriers to accessing quality care and congressional actions to cap and cut Medicaid or phase out Medicaid expansion entirely, would make it impossible for veterans to get necessary health services.
Having positive interactions and relationships with others provides us with a sense of connection,support, happiness and purpose.
With our increasing sensitivity (the oft-derided "political correctness"), our use of language can become more complicated and challenging. We simultaneously desire increased precision, but increased sensitivity often requires more care, and more words.
While individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia can face enormous challenges, ignited by the symptoms of the disorder and by the stigma harbored by our society, there is help and hope for those who seek to start their journey to recovery.
In Wisconsin, 1 in 4 employers felt like depression was a sign of personal weakness and did not want to hire or work with a person with depression. Conversely, leaving the choice of seeking treatment up to chance can seriously hinder productivity and increase the number of workdays lost due to untreated symptoms.
Journey Mental Health and NAMI Dane County are committed to working with DHS and Wisconsin healthcare stakeholders at this critical time in order to ensure that the health and mental health care needs of our state’s most vulnerable populations are met.
Dane County doesn’t need a larger jail. It needs greater investment in community-based mental health treatment.
Many schools operate within a zero tolerance policy. While this phenomena conveys face validity, presenting school safety and zero tolerance for disruptive and undesirable behaviors, the underlying bias reveals a threat to students who are overwhelmingly faced with mental health concerns and behavioral disabilities.