The Strong Families Healthy Homes Program has a new menu of services.
The Strong Families Healthy Homes Program (SFHH) consists of programs and services committed to nurturing and supporting the recovery, strengths and resilience of families when the parent(s) and/or caregiver(s) live with mental illness. These programs are strength-based, family-driven and follow a recovery model of service and a belief that healthy family bonds create natural supports for sustaining wellness.
The new menu offers a variety of services including intensive in-home services; family assessment & empowerment plan development; mental health home visits; specialized supervised visitation; family activities; classes; and support groups. Download the menu >>
MHA was awarded the Garrett Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant.
The three year grant began on August 1st. Key components of the grant include: working with three Wisconsin communities to demonstrate how multiple evidence-based suicide prevention practices can be integrated to impact youth suicide; integrating suicide prevention competency into the entities responsible for providing training to schools and child welfare staff; enhancing education of mental health professionals on suicide prevention; addressing suicide prevention in a number of subpopulations known to have elevated risk; and building on our current training and community education and outreach.
MHA played a key role in the development of two training DVDs on workplace wellness.
MHA received a grant to build on Wisconsin United for Mental Health’s (WUMH) efforts to address workplace mental health and, as part of this, has created an advisory committee of public and private partners with interest and expertise in this area. Partners to this grant also include two business organizations which together represent about 2,000 employers in southcentral and southeast Wisconsin, expanding our capacity to reach out to business.
Recently MHA played a key role in the development of two training DVDs on workplace mental health called Mental Health @ Work: The Competitive Advantage. View them at https://connect.wisconsin.gov/dhsmentalhealthatwork/ and https://connect.wisconsin.gov/dhsmetalhealthatworkpart2.
Since the launch of Prevent Suicide WI, 40 counties have started suicide prevention coalitions.
Suicide Prevention efforts in Wisconsin are ramping up! Since the launch of Prevent Suicide Wisconsin in September of 2009, 10 more counties have started coalitions in the state – bringing the total to 40 out of 72! And more are getting started in 2012.
Does your county have a suicide prevention coalition or task force? If so, find out what you can do to help. If not, find out how to get one started by visiting our website: www.preventsuicidewi.org. (Sponsored by MHA)
Learn more about MHA's suicide prevention initiative and about suicide prevention coalitions throughout the state >>
MHA helped lead the effort to pass the Wisconsin Parity Act.
After many years of hard work parity is now the law of the land at both the federal and state level in Wisconsin, bringing equality to the manner in which mental health services are insured.
Learn more about the state and federal laws, how they interact, consumer rights and expectations under the law and what to do if you think someone is not receiving the services to which they are entitled.
Learn more about the Wisconsin Parity Act >