Wisconsin Mental
Health Forums

Join us for a virtual five-part forum series!

This series will identify the inequalities that diverse and marginalized groups face in the Behavioral Health System and share concepts of how to improve their experiences when seeking treatment.

We will focus on the following underserved populations: African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latinx and Hmong Ethnicity, people with whom English is not a primary language, including the deaf and hard of hearing populations, and the LGBTQ+ community.

These are all groups of people who are marginalized and who experience a disproportionate risk for behavioral health challenges. Access to needed services is constrained by marginalizing policies and practices.


  • New Date! Equity and Racial Justice in Mental Health Service Provision
    October 5, 2023 @ 10:00am CDT
  • Intersection of Race, Trauma, and Mental Health
    October 10, 2023 @ 11:00am CDT
  • Assuring Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
    November 6, 2023 @ 10:00am CST
  • Affirming and Supportive Services for LGBTQ+ Individuals
    January 9, 2024 @ 10:00am CST
  • The Ethics of Advancing Mental Health Equity
    February 7, 2024 @ 10:00am CST
Developed by Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) and made possible by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS).

More about About this Interactive Series

  • Expert speakers will present virtually on zoom with opportunities for dialog between speakers and participants.
  • This series will provide participants with relevant background information or self-assessment surveys.
  • Upon conclusion of the formal presentation, participants will be asked to set an individual goal for action related to their personal and professional development.
  • Participants will join in an online Community of Practice (CoP) with moderated discussions with their peers. The CoP approach is an evidence-based practice that can foster innovation and change through discussion, shared knowledge, and translation of information into practice or action.
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