Mental Health

Health & Science
4:10 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Mental Health Advocate Urges Caution on Changes to County Complex Oversight

Two bills aimed at reorganizing services at the Milwaukee County Mental Health complex are being considered by state legislators.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Barbara Beckert, director of the Milwaukee office of the group Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Lawmakers in Madison continue to push for passage of two bills that would make reforms to Milwaukee County’s embattled Mental Health Complex, even while some in the mental health community question the plans.

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Politics & Government
11:05 am
Wed February 12, 2014

County Exec Abele: Change In Mental Health Oversight "A Good Thing"

Chris Abele speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Some state lawmakers are pledging that action will still be taken this session to reform Milwaukee County's embattled mental health system.  

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Health & Science
4:36 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

After Son's Suicide, Milwaukee Mother Fights Depression's Stigma

Depression affects as almost 1 in 10 Americans at some point in their lives.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Jon Lehrmann of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Billie Kubly of the Charles E. Kubly Foundation.

Depression affects nearly one in ten Americans at some point in their lifetimes.

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Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Walker Addresses Mass Shootings at Governors Meeting

Gov. Walker (at podium) addresses reporters at the opening news conference of the National Governors Association meeting this weekend in Milwaukee
Credit Erin Toner

Gov. Walker says if the U.S. hopes to prevent mass tragedies, it must treat mental health issues.

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8:19 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Counting Milwaukee's Homeless Residents

Clyde Cole (right) has taken part in the meal program at St. Ben's for eight years. Brother Dave Schwab (left) is director of the program.

While it’s often an invisible population, homeless advocates believe that on any given day, there are as many as 1,500 men, women and children looking for a place to sleep in Milwaukee.

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