Responding to mental illness
Is the Dane County Jail too often the last resort for people in mental health/drug/alcohol crisis? Is our public mental health system a fragmented patchwork of disconnected programs where disturbed people easily fall through the cracks? Can we create a more comprehensive system to protect and treat people facing mental health challenges? The League supports Dane County’s new study of the gaps in our mental health system. Follow reporter David Wahlberg’s new series, "Crisis situation: Responding to mental illness," starting February 11 in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Police beef up response to mental illness in Dane County Feb. 12, 2018