Mental Health Archives

Gov. Evers, DHS announce $5.7-million in funding for mental health emergency center in Milwaukee

September 2, 2021

Investment continues Administration’s efforts to ensure state rebounds and recovers from the coronavirus pandemic On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Gov. Tony Evers at a ceremony celebrating the completion of the new Mental Health Emergency Center announced $5.7-million in funding for the new center in Milwaukee. To support the Mental Health Emergency Center, Gov. Evers, together… [Read More]

Simone Biles isn’t alone: Olympic athletes face a mental health crisis

August 5, 2021

Even before Naomi Osaka appeared on stage to light the Olympic torch, these Games were aflame with the issue of athletes’ mental health. Osaka had inserted it into the conversation in the runup to Tokyo, with her openness about feeling vulnerable and resulting withdrawal from the French Open and Wimbledon. Then Simone Biles made mental… [Read More]

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – All of Us

July 1, 2021

By Kathy Gaillard freelance contributor July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It was first formally recognized in May 2008 by the late Bebe Moore Campbell, a best-selling author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate. Campbell passed away from cancer at the young age of 56 but not before witnessing the devastation of identifying,… [Read More]

Seven ways of finding joy in trying times

March 4, 2021

Throughout history, joy has made cameo appearances in hard times. While imprisoned in a concentration camp, Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl developed the joy and life-sustaining ideas in his influential book, Man’s Search for Meaning, that beauty, art and love need to co-exist amid devastation.* During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, there was a boom… [Read More]

Self care—handling mental health, stress and trauma

February 11, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing It’s well-documented that stress and trauma can affect our mental state, even in the best of times. But months of anxiety, fear, grief, and social isolation can take their toll on our mental health, particularly during this pandemic. Parents are coping with ensuring… [Read More]

Putting the ‘Merry’ back into the holidays

December 10, 2020

By Sandra Millon Underwood PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Purchasing that ‘perfect’ gift and decorating and cooking for the holidays can become overwhelming—even in an uneventful year. Added to the stress and pressure of the holidays this year is the coronavirus pandemic. However, if we pause to take a breath, and put… [Read More]

Are you taking your mental health days off from work?

November 5, 2020

Even before the “new normal” of working from home, many American workers have been doing the job of two or three people. The days of working on a team have been reduced to being a team of one. Companies have been trying to determine how to increase productivity without increasing manpower. Economists use terms such… [Read More]

How allowing our kids to express themselves can improve their mental wellness as adults

May 23, 2019

By: Dr. Nicole Washington board-certified psychiatrist “Stay out of grown folks’ business” “Speak when spoken to” “You’re too young to have an opinion” I am sure that many of you have either heard these words when you were a kid or have spoken them to your own children. Oftentimes in the Black community we don’t… [Read More]

Children and mental health: What can you do to help your child?

September 13, 2018

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN Author, Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Global Nurse According to the Children’s Mental Health Report, mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood. An estimated 17.1 million children have or have had a psychiatric disorder more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. This is… [Read More]

Grants to expand mental health services in schools

July 26, 2018

Sixty-four school districts and consortia are sharing $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services. All of the funded projects involve collaboration with community mental health providers and other stakeholders to create comprehensive support systems for children, youth, and families. The new, competitive grant program attracted proposals from 141 applicants, representing… [Read More]