Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) will be holding its annual fundraiser to raise awareness and support for critical mental health programs in our community. The event will be held on December 2, 2022, at Aperitivo (311 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
This year’s event is focused on Youth Mental Health. One year ago, Mental Health America of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Coalition for Children’s Mental Health declared a Public Health emergency for children’s mental health. The COVID 19 pandemic, resulting in social isolation, economic downturn, and job loss, and a national reckoning with systemic racism has created a perfect storm impacting Milwaukee residents’ long-term mental wellbeing. When combined with existing racial and socioeconomic disparities in mental health and child developmental outcomes in Milwaukee, we predict that we are facing a sustained, multi-faceted public mental health crisis to which we need to respond quickly, decisively, and collaboratively.
Now, two years into the pandemic, these concerns have been borne out. Milwaukee, like much of our nation, is reeling from the confluence of these events. We are seeing sharp increases in children’s Emergency Room visits for mental health crises and huge disparities in mental health outcomes for LBGTQ+ youth. We anticipate that we will not fully understand the breadth of this crisis for many years to come. This year, we need your help more than ever to continue to expand MHAs outpatient clinic services, school-based mental health programs and suicide prevention efforts for high-risk youth. We hope you will consider being a Platinum sponsor for our annual fundraiser.
There will be music, heavy appetizers, cash bar, wine pull, and a raffle will add to the fun of networking with friends and colleagues. MHA appreciates your ongoing support and would love to see you at this celebration event. All proceeds will benefit children’s mental health initiatives.
311 N. Plankinton Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203