Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grants – Application Opens in July

Starting in July 2020, high schools in Wisconsin are eligible to apply for peer-to-peer suicide prevention grants through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Grants are available for public, private, and tribal high schools. Grants may be up to $1,000 per school and may be renewed up to three times. As you consider the opportunity […]

DPI Student Services/Prevention & Wellness and COVID-19 Webpage

Many of you have benefited from the support of the DPI SSPW team throughout this challenging time. For those who have not connected with the SSPW resources, this webpage provides a range of resources relevant to Student Services/Prevention and Wellness including Safe Schools, Pupil Services, School Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA), Health Education, and Expanded […]

Office of Children’s Mental Health – Building Social and Emotional Skills

This month the Office of Children’s Mental Health released a new fact sheet focused on building children’s social and emotional skills and what our communities can do to increase these skills.  Highlights include:  Over 80% of parents and teachers, as well as most high school students think it’s important to prioritize social and emotional programming in childcare settings […]

DPI Launches New Resource Page on SMH Referral Pathways

Having a clear referral pathway that is understood and implemented by staff can make the difference in ensuring students get access to the services they need. The School Mental Health Referral Pathways webpage contains resources and tools to help your district create an effective process for identifying students and connecting them to the services they need. […]

Call for Applications: Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training

Mental Health America of Wisconsin, with support through a grant from the Division of Care and Treatment Services, is accepting applications for the Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training and learning community. The Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training is scheduled for June 18-19, 2020, in Appleton.Key Dates March 11, 2020 – Teleconference for interested health and behavioral health care organizations: […]

Webinar: Teen Self-Injury: Working Toward Healthy Coping Skills – March 24

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free Teen Self-Injury: Working Toward Healthy Coping Skills webinar on Tuesday, March 24 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:15 PM PT. In this webinar, Jason Washburn, PhD, ABPP, will discuss the connection between self-injury and depression, how caring adults can identify signs of self-injury, and respond […]

Governor Signs Bill Expanding Mental Health Consultation for Students

At the State Capitol Tuesday, supporters for expansion of school-based mental health services in Wisconsin gathered in the Governor’s office to celebrate the signing of 2019 WI Act 88, which expands existing Medicaid-funded consultation services to include connections with parents. Consultation services enable mental health therapists to work collaboratively with teachers and school staff to […]

Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit – Workshop Proposals CLOSED

Deadline: February 14, 2020 5th Annual School Mental Health Summit – June 17, 2020 The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in  Wisconsin will be hosting our 5th Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit this summer on June 17, 2020 in Wisconsin Dells. Join with the more than 400 stakeholders from around the state from […]