Mental health in Wisconsin - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Mental health in Wisconsin


MADISON (WKOW) -- Mental health has become a hot topic after three mass shootings in 2012, and the gun control debate has taken center stage in Washington, with bills that include expanded background checks and mental health services.

Here is Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker announced on Wednesday he is putting an additional $29 million towards mental health services in his budget proposal.

Those funds could to help groups like the Wisconsin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The organizations's mission focuses on education, advocacy and support for persons with mental illness, their families and friends.

For more information on NAMI Wisconsin, check out its website.

NAMI Wisconsin's Executive Director Julianne Carbin joined us on 27 News at 5 on Wednesday to talk about this.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at