Joint Finance Committee Approves Funding for School Mental Health Grants

The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin celebrates the Joint Finance Committee’s August 28th action to increase funding for school mental health beyond the Governor’s budget initiatives. The Joint Finance Committee approved $3.25 million for school mental health grants (up $750,000 from the Governor’s budget) along with the text proposed by the Coalition […]

Study: Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care

The following research, conducted by the George Washington University Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), identifies the systemic challenges to ensuring children’s access to mental health care common among many states and points to encouraging examples of success. Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States

13 Reasons Why

Local experts discussed the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ as part of a town hall meeting at Neenah High School. The event was part of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s coverage of youth mental health through its Kids in Crisis series. (May 25, 2017) USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

Kids in Crisis

Kids in Crisis: The Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework Kids in Crisis is USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s groundbreaking series on youth mental health. Wisconsin ranks among the worst states for rates of youth depression, youth suicide, and shortages of care providers. A team of 25 journalists throughout the state have spent months reporting on the topic and […]

2nd Annual Growing School-Based Mental Health Summit

About Featured Speaker Elizabeth Connors Dr. Elizabeth Connors is an Assistant Professor of psychiatry in the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry Center for School Mental Health.  Dr. Connors provides training, technical assistance, and evaluation supports to mental health agencies, schools, districts and behavioral health systems at local, state and national levels. Dr. Connors is […]

Facts About School Mental Health Services

American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, National Association of School Psychologists, School Social Work Association of America Facts About School Mental Health Services Need for School Mental Health Services •      Approximately 2.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 reported a major depressive episode in the past year and nearly 60% of them […]