Connecting People to the Critical Mental Health Care They Need

Life can get you down, and when you’re dealing with untreated mental illness, it can sometimes be harder to get back up. Having the right supports can help, which is why the Mental Health Navigator pilot program was created.

Last week, a man was walking home from his car that broke down in the road. Because his car broke down, he ended up losing his job, and felt like his life was falling apart. He called 2-1-1 on a whim while walking home and was connected to the Mental Health Navigator. As they were talking, he let Brittany know he had a more complex mental health issue and needed care. Brittany was able to get him into the Winnebago HHS office for an appointment with his psychiatrist, and provided him with cab rides. He was able to get his medication back on track and let me know that he had gotten a new job that was within walking distance from his house.

“The navigator program has been awesome. I was in a situation where I was completely overwhelmed with life. Just having someone to talk to knowing that there were people and programs to help made all the difference. Thanks so much Brittany, God Bless”

Interested in learning more?
Meet our Mental Health Navigator, Brittany! The Mental Health Navigator program was designed to provide 1:1 support to individuals in need of getting connected to mental health care. Take a look at this short video describing the work that she does and how it impacts her clients.

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