Suicidal Patients: ED Docs Miss Opportunities to Intervene
Recent research shows about 50% of Emergency Department physicians ask suicidal patients if they have access to lethal means of ending their life - a well-known risk factor for completing suicide. According to medical records, safety plans had been created for 37% of patients discharged to home.
Maternal and Post-Partum Depression Community Needs Assessment
WUMH is seeking input to address the needs of women and depression. Topics include screening, prevention, policy and referrals. If you have knowledge on this issue, please click on "Learn More" to see the survey questions.
Research-Based Principles of Stigma Reduction
WISE Wisconsin promotes the Principles of Strategic Disclosure and Planned Contact as tools to reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses. Both components stress the importance of a thoughtful and purposeful interaction. Planned Contact involves the meeting of a person with a mental illness and other individuals or groups with the intent of "increasing inclusion and reducing stigma."