Mental Health

Refugees experience many heightened stressors before, during, and after the migration process. These, in combination with the more typical everyday stressors, can lead to a heightened risk of mental health challenges and needs. Mental health care is, therefore, an integral part of refugee health. When working with refugee patients, health care providers should be aware of this potential background of trauma as well as linguistic, cultural, and experiential differences.

Last Revised: June 29, 2022
Wisconsin’s sixth peer-run respite funded by the Department of Health Services (DHS)—the La Crosse Lighthouse—is now open. It offers a place where people with mental health and substance use challenges can stay in times of increased stress or symptoms and receive support from people who have themselves been mental health and substance use service users. “Making sure folks have the mental health and treatment services they need is an essential part of addressing substance use in our state,” said...(see release)
Schedule and materials for the 2022 Wisconsin Public Psychiatry Network Teleconference.
Last Revised: July 28, 2022
A youth crisis stabilization facility is now open in Wausau, with start-up funding provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The eight-bed facility operated by North Central Health Care serves young people with non-life-threatening mental health needs. “Increasing access to mental health care for all Wisconsinites is a top priority of mine, but particularly when it comes to our kids,” said Gov. Evers. “This facility will help meet a critical need in caring for youth in this...(see release)

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