Rural Wisconsin schools getting mental health help by video

September 2, 2019 HOLCOMBE, Wis. (AP) — Students at a rural Wisconsin school district are getting access to mental health services with a new video-conferencing system to address a shortage of options nearby. The closest mental health clinic available to students at the Lake Holcombe School District is about a 20-minute drive away, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. […]

Teen Anxiety Webinar Sept 25

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free Recognizing and Managing Teen Anxiety webinar on Wednesday, September 25 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:15 PM PT. In this webinar, Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, a practicing  psychotherapist and international best-selling author, will discuss the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, anxiety management skills adults can […]

Department awards $6.5 million in school mental health grants: Impact of program doubled by 2019-21 state budget

The Department of Public Instruction distributed $6.5 million for services to support students’ mental health in 120 public school districts and one independent charter school. The funding comes from the School-Based Mental Health Services Grants Program. For more information and details:

Webinar: Coping with Stress and Depression in the Workplace

Families for Depression Awareness is now offering the second webinar in our Coping with Stress and Depression in the Workplace series. You can watch our free webinar How Workplace Can Support Mental Wellness and Prevent Suicides on demand at your convenience. Featured presenters Valerie Cordero, Susan Weinstein, and Carol Thomas cover how workplace places contribute […]

Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Linda A. Hall as Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health

On June 18, 2019, Governor Evers’ office announced the appointment of Linda Hall as the new Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health. Hall will be assuming her new role effective July 8. For the past 25 years, she worked for the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies – serving as the Executive Director since […]

Coalition members speak at Medicaid Reform and Oversight Committee Assembly on Clinical Consultation Code

On May 22nd, the Assembly Committee on Medicaid Reform and Oversight held a hearing on AB 192 relating to Mental Health Clinical Consultations for Students under Medicaid. This bill, that the Coalition has been advocating for would allow school therapists to be paid for consultations with parents. In addition, it would remove the June 30th […]