FeaturedCoalition 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,...

Webinars from WI Dept of Public Instruction (DPI)

This page will be updated as new webinars are posted. Developing Mental Health Referral Pathways: Webinar – October 2019Referral Pathways: Actions or steps taken after identifying youth with a potential mental health issue. Liz Krubsack, School Mental Health ConsultantStudent Services/Prevention and Wellness Access these slides on DPI’s website grant...

Spotlight your School Mental Health Initiative

Whether your program has been up and running for years or if you are just getting started, your story is valuable for your colleagues and all the Wisconsin schools that haven’t yet started on their journey to initiate a comprehensive school mental health program.  Please use this form to share a...

Suicide Prevention Bills

On Tuesday, November 19 the Senate Committee on Education will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 498 which would provide grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in high schools and Senate Bill 496 which would require that student identification cards include contact information for suicide prevention hotlines. The companion bill to SB 496...

Insurance and Paying for Treatment Webinar Oct 23

Families for Depression Awareness is releasing our free What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance webinar on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12pm ET. In this webinar, you’ll learn ways to help your loved one navigate insurance and pay for mental health treatment. Family caregivers and expert...

Back to School Toolkit from Mental Health America

As children and teens head back to school, many are often experiencing stress and loneliness. While it is normal to deal with some degree of stress or loneliness, if a young person continues to feel overwhelmed, unable to cope and feels as though their stress or loneliness is affecting...

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...

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: https://dpi.wi.gov/news/releases/2019/department-awards-65-million-school-mental-health-grants

July 25 Webinar: Suicide Prevention in Schools Part 3

This webinar will introduce participants to the evidence-based Signs of Suicide (SOS) program for middle and high schools. SOS educates teens on warning signs of depression and suicide and teaches them how to support themselves or a friend using ACT: Acknowledge, Care and Tell. SOS includes a vital screening...