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need trustworthy, supportive adults and mental health education. These are two Recommendations for Action
from the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH).
Annie Leffel participated in the youth listening sessions and helped develop the action recommendations, and said, “This report gives our youth voices the credibility that they deserve. We all know the importance of speaking up for ourselves and others, and this report is a great step in furthering that conversation."
In light of the tragic Waukesha Christmas Parade event, below are some free resources that can provide grief and trauma support:
Adults — especially younger and parenting adults — are experiencing unusually high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression at this historic moment. Review the OCMH Fact Sheet on Supporting Parents Under Stress to see how policymakers, employers, and communities can support caregivers. Now available Spanish and Hmong!
The Mental Health Literacy Instructional Units for grades 3 - 12 are available for free download on the Department of Public Instruction website. See what over 200 public and private school districts have accessed so far!
See our OCMH monthly newsletters for information on children’s mental health in Wisconsin.
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