mental_health

3 area schools have school-based mental health teams

Districts, Dane County collaborate on program focused on younger students

New teams of mental health professionals are helping students and families in a creative program based in area schools, according to a release.

Police, jails becoming de facto health care providers

Law enforcement officers responding to more calls of individuals in mental crisis

Mental health care advocates say issues stemming from law enforcement officers responding to individuals in mental crisis are symptomatic of a greater problem.

Madison Police Department seeks approval to sue state

Lawsuit over policy requiring police to transport individuals with mental health crisis

A resolution will be introduced before the Madison Common Council seeking authorization for the city attorney to pursue legal action against the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Law-enforcement leaders call for change in state's mental health care

Policy requires men needing emergency detention to be transported 2 1/2 hours

Mental health care advocates say it is the last thing a person in mental crisis needs at that moment, to be handcuffed, placed in the back seat of a police car and driven two and a half hours away from their family and support system.

DPI announces school safety recommendations

Framework focuses on keeping schools havens of learning, academic achievement

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced Monday it partnered with a broad coalition of education organizations to release a framework and recommendations to address school safety.