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To provide the knowledge our community needs and the access necessary for early intervention and continued treatment of mental illness and/or substance abuse.

THINK WELL ACTION PLAN 2016-2020

Rational:

  • In 2015, Washington County residents reported three mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 day.
  • From 2008 to 2014, the percent of respondents who reported a mental health condition increased from 11% to 18%.
  • In 2014, 6% of respondents reported they always or nearly always felt sad, blue or depressed in the past 30 days.
  • In 2014, 4% of respondents felt so overwhelmed they considered suicide in the past year.
  • In 2014, 2% of respondents reported they seldom or never find meaning and purpose in daily life.
  • Washington County (2,764:1) had considerably more residents per mental health provider as compared to Wisconsin(1,024:1) and the top U.S. performers (521:1).

Goal #1:To improve the mental health culture in Washington and Ozaukee Counties.

Objective #1: By 2020, make 50% of the communities in each of the counties mental health friendly.
Objective #2: Increase the percentage of funding sources for mental health initiatives.
Objective #3: Improve the peer support network in Washington County.
Objective #4: Reduce stigma in Washington County.
Objective #5: Increase advocacy for mental health initiatives.

   
 

Sources:
1) County Health Rankings
2) Froedtert: 2014 Washington County Community Health Survey Report
3) Aurora: 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment