Eat, Learn Give - May 1, 2013
Mental Health America of Wisconsin presents Eat, Learn, Give, a fundraiser to help support MHA programs and services. Our 2nd Annual dinner event will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Italian Conference Center. This year's event will focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder featuring recognized expert Dr. Steven Southwick.
Event sponsorship opportunities are available for $5,000 (Gold Sponsor), $2,500 (Silver Sponsor) or $1,000 (Bronze Sponsor) and include recognition on event signage, as well as a reserved table for 8 guests. Click here if you are interested in being an event sponsor.
Individual tickets are $85 (includes parking). More information about individual tickets and event registration will be available in the coming weeks. If you have a friend, relative or acquaintance who may be interested in attending, please feel free to pass this information on to them.
For questions about our event, please call 414.276.3122.
Welcome our NEW staff members
MHA welcomes two new staff to the Strong Families Healthy Homes team!
Beth Burazin will be working part time as a class facilitator out in the community. Beth brings great experience to this position including training in trauma-informed care and person-centered planning. Additionally, Beth was recently named Advocate of the Year by NAMI Greater Milwaukee.
Anne Fojut will be working as a part time Family Advocate. Anne was an intern with SFHH and excelled in that role. She has a Masters of Science in Community Counseling from Mount Mary College.
SFHH is very excited to have both of them as part of our team!
Educate, Empower and Enjoy Parent Events
Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) recently sponsored two positive self-esteem classes at McKinley Gardens for residents and other interested members of the community.
Part one included a presentation from Planned Parenthood, where women discussed various birth control methods as well as myths/facts about birth control and sexual health. They also discussed general women's health issues and the importance of preventative care. Part two included a discussion on the relationship between stress, self-care and self-esteem. Faye Wetzel (from Faye's boutique) was the guest speaker and presented on positive self-esteem and body image/appearance.
Friends of MHA and Faye generously donated new and gently used items of clothing and other accessories for participants to take home.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a great success! View photos >>
MHA 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.
Thank you Rockwell Automation!
Thank you to Rockwell Automation for volunteering as a part of United Way's Days of Caring. We appreciate it so much. Volunteers truly make a difference!
Suicide Prevention Information
MHA and Kyles Korner, a children's grief center, are partnering to start a free Youth Special Circumstances support group that offers support to middle and high school teens who have suffered the death of a friend, parent or other loved one due to suicide, homicide or other complicated scenarios. The group began in June and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
The Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee Coalition has trained over 1,000 people to-date in Question Persuade Refer (QPR), a suicide prevention training, since the coalition began a year and a half ago including 80 law enforcement officers in June!
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