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NORTH SHORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER

H I G H L I G H T S 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, is able to work productively and fruitfully, and makes a contribution to his or her community” (World Health Organization).  There are many factors that can affect and contribute to your state of well-being, including: Genetics, life experiences, family history, etc. Mental health problems are common and can affect individuals of all ages. There are many different mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Symptoms may vary from confusion and social withdrawal to suicidal ideations and hallucinations. It is important to watch for some of these warning signs and get help. Individuals that suffer from a mental health illness may have therapy programs in place, but some individuals may not know how or where to get help. If you don’t know where to turn, you can talk to your primary care provider and get connected to the right mental health services. If you do not have a primary care provider, use the Milwaukee area resources to get help. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental health problems in a given year, you are not alone and there is help available.
 
Milwaukee Area Services

Police (911):
If you have an emergency contact police right away. You can request a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) which is team of officers who are trained to deal with situations involving mental illness or developmental disability.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or TTY 1-800-799-4889 or Spanish 1-888-628-9454.

COPE Hotline: 262-377-2673, The COPE Hotline is answered by trained listeners. They provide supportive listening to callers, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.  

Milwaukee County Psychiatric Crisis Service/Admissions: 414-257-7260, 9499 Watertown Plank Road, provides 24-hour, 7-day psychiatric emergency service.

Milwaukee County Crisis Mobile Team: 414-257-7222, available to provide community based assessment when individuals are unable to come to the Behavioral Health Division

Milwaukee County Access Clinic (walk-in, for uninsured): 414-257-7665, serves uninsured Milwaukee County residents based on a sliding fee scale. 


 

HEALTH TRENDS 

Source: National Alliance of Mental Illness


MAY HIGHLIGHTS


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. 

May 8-14 was the fourth annual United Nations Road Safety Week.

May 14-20 was National Women's Health Week .

May 22-28 was the 13th annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.


 

C L I N I C S 

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Thursday, June 8th  3:00-4:30pm-Shorewood
Tuesday, June 13th – 10:00-11:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, June 20th - 7:30-9:00 am-Shorewood
Wednesday, June 21st – 3:30- 4:30pm-Brown Deer

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) – Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.
Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, June 21st – 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, June 27th – 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood



Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome – no appointment necessary)

Tuesday, June 6th – 1:30 -2:30pm- Lydell Community Center in Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, June 7th -12:45-1:15pm- Lois and Tom Dolan Comm. Center in Brown Deer

Wednesday, June 28th -  3:30-4:30pm- Shorewood


U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S 

Bayshore Safety Days
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Town Square of the Bayshore Town Center 

Enjoy police, fire, EMS, crime prevention and safety-related demonstrations, displays, music and kids events at this FREE educational event!


Town Hall Meeting- 13 Reasons Why
June 19th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Nicolet High School 
6701  N Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale, WI 

REDgen invites community members to a town hall meeting with an expert panel to discuss the popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. 
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4800 W Green Brook Drive 
Brown Deer, WI 53223 

2010 E Shorewood Blvd
Shorewood, WI 53211

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