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Date: 10/1/2018 12:10:42 PM

MHA Highlight - October 2018

MHA Highlight
October 2018

MHA would like to welcome two new interns to the Strong Families Healthy Homes (SFHH) Progam. Hymon Bradshaw is in the Human Services Program at MATC and Emma Davis is in the Graduate Social Work Program at UW-Milwaukee. Learn more about our internships here.

We would also like to welcome Brian Michel who has joined MHA as the Director of Prevention Services. Brian will be responsible for oversight of MHA’s suicide prevention and early intervention programs.

hymon-bradshaw-crop.jpgMy name is Hymon Bradshaw; I am a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am married with five children, and I am 51 years old. What brought me to Mental Health America is that I have lived experiences with mental health disorders and some substance abuse just like most of our Consumers. I was blessed enough to have found a way to manage my conditions and to begin living what I consider a normal life again. From that, I began to understand that blessings are not for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others. So, I entered the Human Service Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to pursue my Associate's Degree. I am at the end of my studies at MATC and was able to do my internship here at Mental Health America. I will be graduating in December of 2018. So far I have been enjoying every moment here at MHA. The supervisory staff members here are phenomenal. This is definitely a place I would love to work.

                                                                                                               ~ Hymon Bradshaw


I am Emma Davis and this fall I began the Graduate Social Work program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As part of our program, we intern at local agencies to improve clinical, interpersonal, and therapeutic skills within a social work setting. My time at MHA thus far has improved those skills and many more beyond what a classroom setting could ever provide. I am excited to continue to grow as a social worker during my year at MHA!

                                                                               ~ Emma Davis

michel-headshot-crop.jpgI proudly joined MHA in August to continue developing and expanding our suicide prevention efforts. In that short time, I have learned an enormous amount from our staff and coalition partners. After collaborating for several years with stakeholders to improve mental health services in Milwaukee, I am excited to continue that work with MHA. From planning our PSW conference and contributing to the Burden of Suicide report to expanding QPR training for professional organizations and reaching out to underrepresented populations, the work is diverse, impactful, and necessary for our community. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to making MHA so strong!  
                                                                                                          ~ Brian Michel

Watch for our November MHA Highlight which will feature the new members of our Board of Directors.