Community Needs

Community Needs

CRITICAL COMMUNITY NEEDS

Mental health 

and

wellbeing

The availability of affordable, timely, accessible, and culturally sensitive mental health services correlates to a community’s overall health and wellbeing. Improved mental health allows for stronger community bonds, better physical health, improved educational outcomes and employee productivity, and heightened community engagement, all of which contribute to a thriving and more resilient society.

THE DATA

  Requests for Service

In 2023, mental health and addiction resources were the second most frequent request made to 211 in Brown and Oconto counties, with nearly 1 in 3 of these callers seeking mental health services.
Source: 211 Wisconsin

  Suicide Deaths

Between 2017-2021, there were 28 recorded suicide deaths in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties. Approximately 75% of the victims were identified as white men. In Oconto County, 78 percent of survey respondents think mental health is a moderate or major problem. And in Kewaunee County, mental health was identified as a top priority for improvement following a 150% rise in suicide deaths between 2019 and 2021.
Source: Wisconsin Violent Deaths Reporting System; Kewaunee County Community Health and Improvement Plan

 Survey Data

Local survey data shows disparities in the mental health of youth and adults who identify as LGBTQ+. Brown County residents who identify as LGBTQ+ reported lower feelings of psychological and social well-being. Additionally, 85% of high school students in Brown County who identify as LGBTQ+ reported experiencing mental health concerns, while this figure stood at 45% among their heterosexual cisgender peers.
Source: Wello 2023 Community Health and Well-being Survey; Brown County LIFE Study 2021; High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2021 – Brown County

COMMUNITY ACTION

Through collaborations with Wello, Connections for Mental Wellness, Foundations Health & Wholeness, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin and other advocates for mental health supports, and in partnership with those creating the pipelines of providers, we are building culturally responsive, accessible options.

Making life better 

together

We share our knowledge openly so, together, we can pursue innovative solutions. Giving to a collaborative fund allows you to be part of a collective effort to meet the community’s evolving needs. Together, we accomplish more than we can alone. Join us.

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Want to 

learn

 more?

By sharing our knowledge and experience, we can help you make informed decisions and explore new possibilities for greater impact. Call us at 920-432-0800 or connect with a member of our team here.

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Critical Community Needs

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Escalating Community Needs

Escalating community needs include aging and disabilities, belonging and social connectedness, and transportation.

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Nonprofit 

resources

We work alongside nonprofits promoting their causes, empowering their development, and helping them grow. Whether your organization is in need of funding or other resources to support its mission, we can help you continue working to solve problems and strengthen our community.