Why is this an important health issue in Eau Claire?
About 75% of people in Eau Claire County with mental health conditions receive no treatment at all for their mental illness. Community members have identified the complexity of navigating the mental health system as a major barrier to receiving treatment. Summary Data from the 2013 Community Health Assessment
The Mental Health Action Team is working on the following projects in support of the group’s goals of improving navigation of the local mental health service system and coordination of care for both consumers and community organizations:
- Identifying and analyzing barriers to mental health service access.
- Creating a comprehensive mental health resource directory.
- Collaborate with community organizations to enhance communication education, and activities around mental health.
The team received a mini-grant to increase mental health literacy in Hmong Elders, community liaisons and healthcare providers in Eau Claire. Educational sessions will be held for Hmong Elders to enhance what they know about mental health, the importance of being mentally healthy, and how to maintain mental wellness.
Action Team Action Plan — click here to learn what we’ve done and what we are currently working on.
Current Co-Chairs: Shae Havner-Sierer and Brook Berg. To get involved with the Mental Health Action Team, click here.