4/15/15 Mental Health Task Force Update and Survey on 2016 Milwaukee County BHD Budget Priorities

Milwaukee County 2016 Budget – Please Complete Our Online Survey

Because we had such a robust agenda at our meeting yesterday, we ran out of time for our discussion of priorities for the 2016 Milwaukee County BHD budget. The Steering Committee had identified some possible priorities which they wanted to share with the Task Force and we had also developed an input form so Task Force participants could share their priorities. Since our time was so short, we are providing the list of Steering Committee priorities and the input form online. Thank you also to those who completed a survey yesterday.

Please click on the link below and share your priorities for the 2016 BHD budget. We will compile the results and share them with the Mental Health Task Force and use them as a resource to share priorities with County staff, the County Executive, and the Mental Health Board. Your input is valued and appreciated – please respond by Tuesday, April 28. Please share with others who have an interest.

Thank you to Speakers at Our April Meeting

Thank you to everyone participated in yesterday’s Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force meeting and special thanks to our wonderful speakers. We had a very knowledgeable panel on the state budget provisions on crisis assessment and emergency detention – our sincere thanks to Amy Lorenz of Milwaukee County BHD, Inspector Carianne Yerkes, Attorney Dennis Purtell, and moderator Attorney Tom Reed. We will be sending a follow up email on this topic to respond to questions about how to educate legislators about this proposal.

A warm thank you to Rochelle Landingham and Shawn Green for a great presentation on a potential model for a community based mental health system that was developed by the Mental Health Redesign Cultural Intelligence Work Group. There was a lot of interest in discussion around this model and we are sorry that time was so short but stay tuned – we hope there will be an opportunity to continue the conversation!

Thank you also Peter Hoeffel for the update on the expanded Crisis Intervention training and thanks to NAMI Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Police Department and other partners who are working so hard to advance this. NAMI is seeking other community members to assist with the training – stay tuned for more information-

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director, DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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