re:TH!NK's partners haved worked to bring together community partners to increase access to all dimensions of mental wellness that are needed for residents to live a healthy lifestyle. Because this work is so important and touches so many lives, the projects related to mental health that re:TH!NK helped create now have a regional focus, with the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection taking the lead. Visit re:TH!NK's YouTube channel for videos featuring some of re:TH!NK's past work with mental health.
N.E.W. Mental Health Connection
re:TH!NK and the Northeast Wisconsin (N.E.W.) Mental Health Connection share the common vision of removing the stigma of mental health and improving access to care.
NEWMHC was formed in 2012 as a backbone membership organization for mental health collective impact work. Members include service providers, academic institutions, municipalities, faith-based agencies, community resource agencies, hospital systems, law enforcement, consumers and families. The core functions of NEWMHC are to enable communication and collaboration, create and reinforce a vision for the community, understand the needs and current state, build capacity, and bring best practices to the tri-county area.
For more information visit theN.E.W. Mental Health Connection website.
N.E.W. Mental Health Connection's current initiatives include:
No Wrong Door: "People seeking mental health services & treatment will find the right service, at the right time, in the right place"
Strenthening 24/7 crisis response: United Way 211 poster distribution
Support school-based mental health efforts
Educate/equip primary care providers to feel more confident diagnosing and treating mental health conditions
- Youth Depression