Behavioral health is a priority area in our community. Our coalition focuses on changing how our community thinks about mental health, substance misuse, and suicide. Coalition members help strengthen our community by building connections and providing education.
Behavioral Health Goal: Prevent or reduce substance misuse among youth and adults in the City of Greenfield.
How can you make a difference? Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Be kind to others
- Get trained in Suicide Prevention (QPR)
- Sessions are offered to our community through the health department - call or check out the @GreenfieldHealthDepartment Facebook events to learn when the next event is scheduled
- Learn about the resources below, such as Narcan training and Medication Drop Box locations
- Join the coalition's effort to build and strengthen relationships in the community
- Help share resources and education to others
Definition of Mental Health
According to the World Health Organization, mental health is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stressors of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides resources for maternal, child, and adolescent mental health as well as programs for suicide prevention.
- IMPACT 2-1-1 for local resources and assistance
- National Suicide Prevention Life-Line: 1-800-273-TALK (1-888-628-9454 for Spanish)
- Text HOPELINE to 741741 to text with someone about a crisis, to find resources, or just to talk
- Milwaukee County Mobile Crisis Team: 414-257-7222
- Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
- Child-Help USA: 1-800-422-4453 (24 hour toll free)
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- Teens helping Teens: Text TEEN to 839863 if you're a teenager to talk with someone your age about something you're trying to work out or just need someone to understand
There are a variety of ways to help reduce opioid misuse and prevent an overdose from occurring.
1. PDMP -Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Wisconsin uses a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program that helps healthcare professionals to effectively monitor and control the amount of prescriptions for controlled substance medications.
2. Good Samaritan Law
This law protects all people who help an individual experiencing an overdose to get the care needed.
3. Narcan (Naloxone)
Narcan is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid. It is available as an injection or as a nasal spray. All pharmacists in Wisconsin have a standing order to provide Narcan to the public without a direct prescription.
Our next free Narcan training session is on March 25th at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Greenfield Fire Department, Station 92. 4333 S. 92nd St.
A map of all the locations where Narcan is available can be found below. This map links to Google and can help you to find the location nearest to you.
4. Medication Drop Box
It is easy to let medication get into the wrong hands. 3 out of 5 teens say that it is easy to get medication from a medicine cabinet at home.
A map of all the Medication Drop Box locations can be found below. This map links to Google and can help you find the nearest location to you.
In Greenfield, there is a drop box available to all residents at the Law Enforcement Center, 5300 W Layton Ave.