WISE is a statewide collaboration of organizations and individuals seeking to reduce the stigma of mental illness in our state by promoting the use of evidence based practices and outcome evaluation. Research on addressing discrimination and stigma has shown that individuals' attitudes improve when they have direct contact with persons with mental illnesses, when they can get to know people beyond labels and myths.
Rogers InHealth provides facilitative leadership to the team. Patrick Corrigan PhD, an expert stigma researcher, is the lead academic consultant and evaluator for WISE. (See blog post) Participation in WISE is open to all and actively includes people with lived experience.
Our first collaboration is to create a toolkit that provides a framework for organizations to implement evidence based stigma reduction plans and support for evaluation.
To receive notifications when the toolkit is ready for use or to join WISE, please email Rogers InHealth
Organizations Represented as of March 2013:
- Care Connections (Waukesha County NAMI Support Group)
- COPE Services
- Dry Hootch
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- The LaCrosse Mental Health Coalition
- MHA Wisconsin
- Milwaukee Center for Independence
- NAMI Greater Milwaukee
- NAMI WI
- North East WI Mental Health Connection
- Prevent Suicide WI
- Rogers InHealth
- Rogers Memorial Hospital
- University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin Madison
- Walker’s Point Clinic and Core El Centro
- WI Department of Health Services
- WI Family Ties
- Family and friends
Members include a majority of individuals with lived experience.