Tuesday April 8, 2014 - Governor Walker signed into law the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board bill, SB 565.
This legislation will provide a new oversight model for mental health services in Milwaukee County and has the potential to significantly improve services and access and advance a system that truly supports recovery.
Mental Health America thanks Representative Sanfelippo, Senator Vukmir, and Representative Pasch for their leadership in advancing this bill and for their vision of a community-based, person-centered, recovery-oriented system that seeks to protect the personal liberties of individuals living with mental illnesses.
Familial Mental Illness Cuts across Disorders, (Psychiatric News, 3/27/14)
Scientists Identify Genes that Might Increase Risk of Depression, (HealthDay News, 3/25/14)
Survey Reveals Mental Health Toll of Wars on Vets, (The Washington Post, 3/31/14)
More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk (Health Day, 3/10/14)
Traumas May Have Immediate Impact on Kids’ Health (PsychCentral, 3/16/14)
CMS Urged to Rethink Plan on Protected Drug Classes (The Wall Street Journal, 2/26/14)
Stigma Prevents Many from Getting Care (Health Day News, 2/26/14)
Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers (The New York Times, 2/26/14)
Rick Warren Plans Mental Health Ministry (The Associated Press, 2/27/14)
Studies Find Suicidal Tendencies Evident Among Soldiers Before Enlistment (CNN 3/4/14)
Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study (Health Day News, 3/6/14)