A new unit has opened at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Complex to specialize in the treatment of women.
Women experiencing combinations of severe and persistent mental health symptoms, substance abuse issues and significant trauma will work with a multidisciplinary team of professional staff and peer specialists. Recovery plans will include individual psychotherapy and group therapy focusing on building skills such as being mindful, regulating emotions and problem-solving.
Tours of the Wauwatosa-based facility, 9455 W. Watertown Plank Road, were provided Monday to display changes the behavioral health division is making based on recommendations from a mental health redesign task force and input from staff and advocates.
Previously the space offered one of four general acute treatment units, said E. Marie Broussard, director of strategic affairs for the county's Department of Health and Human Services.
The redesign provides a physical transformation as well as changes to programming to better treat female patients, she added.
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