Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, along with the County’s Emergency Management Division and Department of Health and Human Services, activated the Disaster Mental Health Task Force on Wednesday.
“The recent flood has been devastating for thousands of people in Milwaukee County, particularly those who are the most vulnerable in our community. It is absolutely essential, in time of a disaster of this magnitude, that we recognize the need to support individuals in our community who are experiencing stress due to trauma, loss or relocation,” Walker said.
The Mental Health Disaster Task Force is chaired by the Behavioral Health Division Crisis Service Medical Director along with leaders from the public, private academic, professional and volunteer agencies, and institutions in Milwaukee County that provide mental health care.
“It is important to know that help is available. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing these symptoms, reach out to the resources identified.”
For a list of resources for flood victims, visit http://tinyurl.com/32gyhoj.
– BizTimes Milwaukee