Mental Health

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There are significant changes planned for the delivery of mental health services in Milwaukee County. The massive reorganization comes in response to well-publicized struggles by the County’s Behavioral Health Division.

One non-profit group that has been advocating for patients and their families for some time is the Milwaukee-based Vital Voices for Mental Health.

Michelle Maternowski

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.

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

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

Erin Toner

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

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.

Wisconsin soon could see a big increase in funding for mental health services.

Rosalie Winard

Temple Grandin's new book examines the progress made over decades to address the needs of autistic individuals.

Erin Toner

Monday, we reported on a one-year-old clinic in West Allis treating a growing number of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some say they’re seeking outside therapy because they’re dissatisfied with their VA health care. This morning, WUWM’s Erin Toner revisits the clinic to report on another free service it provides – mental health services for the families of veterans. Family members don’t qualify for care at VA hospitals.

Erin Toner

An alarming number of suicides among American soldiers has/have been pressuring the VA to improve mental health services for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a result, the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department plans to add nearly 2,000 employees to reduce wait times for appointments. In Milwaukee, a growing number of vets dissatisfied with the VA have been supplementing their government care with therapy at an outside clinic. As WUWM’s Erin Toner reports, it offers a less structured approach.