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From Schools to Communities: A Guide to Boosting Mental Health Support in Wisconsin

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
Medical College of Wisconsin Releases Mental Health Strategy Guide

Several communities across the state are implementing new strategies to better support the mental health of their residents. In an effort to showcase what works best in various regions, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative has compiled lessons learned from 10 coalitions.

One successful example is Connections for Mental Wellness in Green Bay, which has implemented initiatives such as providing mental health care in schools, mental health “first-aid” training, and a mental health services navigation website. Executive director Kathleen McKee explains that each coalition is focusing on specific strategies to improve mental health outcomes and track their progress over time.

Since launching their online resources, the MyConnectionNEW.org website has been visited over 350,000 times by individuals seeking support. Over 750 people in Brown County have been trained to recognize signs of a mental health crisis and provide appropriate support and resources to those in need.

The work being done by these coalitions has helped to reduce the stigma around mental health and spark more conversations on the topic. McKee hopes that the strategies outlined in the guide will be adopted by more communities to help individuals across the state.

McKee emphasizes the importance of talking openly about mental health and seeking help when needed, as it is a sign of strength. By sharing their successes and resources with other communities, they hope to continue making a positive impact on mental health support statewide.

By Samantha Johnson

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