Diverse groups from across Milwaukee County are inviting individuals and families to Grant Park Location 4, 1335 Grant Park Dr., South Milwaukee, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, to experience activities and gather resources that will improve their health and wellness. "Discover Wellness" will feature a Walk for Wellness, free food, prizes, activities, and a chance to win a Milwaukee Bucks swag bag, a Kwik Trip gift card, an adult and kid’s bike, and more.
"Discover Wellness" will encompass the eight dimensions of wellness—emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual—to provide visitors with a broad range of activities that can help to enhance their health and well-being.
"Discover Wellness" sponsors include Healthiest Cudahy Collaboration; Healthiest Oak Creek Coalition; Healthy Mind, Healthy Greendale; Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention coalition; Neu-Life Community Development; The Parenting Network; Volition Franklin; West Allis-West Milwaukee Family Resource Center; and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now available.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides care and support to people experiencing stressful situations—whether that is thoughts of suicide, a mental health concern, or a substance use issue. It is a free and confidential service that is available 24/7.
People of all ages who need help for themselves or a loved one can access the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by:
- Calling 988 (multiple languages).
- Sending a text message to 988 (English only).
- Using the chat feature at 988lifeline.org (English only).
Wisconsinites who use the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline will connect with an in-state service known as the Wisconsin Lifeline. The person contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is connected with a trained counselor who takes note of the person's needs, understands how the person's problem is affecting them, provides support, and, if needed, gets the person additional help.
A Morning of Wellness
On July 27th the Health Department and SAGE workgroup held, A Morning of Wellness Older Adult Health and Resource Fair. We would like to thank all our wonderful community partners, volunteers, and vendors for their contributions that made this event a huge success. A special thank you goes out to St. Alphonsus Church for allowing us to utilize their large community room and to Boy Scout Troop 506 for their help with setting up and taking down the tables and chairs for the event.
Family 4th Fest
Staff members of the Health Department and the Healthy Mind, Healthy Greendale CHIP group had a great time interacting with community members at the Family 4th Fest this year. On July 1st, 177 participants of all ages spun the wheel and answered questions related to mental health and childhood developmental milestones . It was a fun-filled evening!!