“Sometimes it helps to get a little boost in the middle of the year,” said Jazzmyne Adams, coordinator of the Southeast Region of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) on why this chapter awards $1,000 mini-grants annually to its members.
“Many people feel apprehensive about learning about suicide prevention because it’s such an emotional topic,” says Elysse Chay, PPI Prevention Services Manager. “But we encourage everyone to learn how to talk to someone who is living with mental health challenges to reduce the chance that suicide is an option.”
Society tells us not to talk about racism: humans would rather just get along and we (mostly white people) tend to believe racism is all in the past. Taking a class that is dedicated to talking about racism is going to feel awkward to say the least. But if we don’t identify these habits in ourselves and others, how can we expect to improve things?
As part of our work on the five-year Healthy Housing Initiative, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute researchers and Community Advocates housing specialists are working with academics and community partners to look into Milwaukee’s housing stock, market, history, and current policies to see how they connect to health issues.