In order to provide the best mental health care to children and families, and to promote the health and wellness of children and families, Dr. Jenna believes that mental health advocacy is an imperative. Our central Wisconsin psychiatrist, Dr. Jenna Saul, travels annually to Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health legislation that promotes the health and well-being of children and families. She is the Wisconsin Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s Legislation and Advocacy Chair.
Dr. Jenna works to develop liaison relationships for Mental Health Advocacy in Wisconsin. In concert with Mental Fitness, Inc and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, she wrote a grant that was accepted by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. They implemented a tiered training program into several Wisconsin public schools to reduce the incidence of eating disordered behaviors that place students at risk for Eating Disorders, the Female Athlete Triad, and obesity.
Other mental health advocacy in Wisconsin: Our child and adolescent psychiatrist provides forensic psychiatry consultation that is developmentally informed for civil, juvenile and criminal, and family law matters.
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With MEGAVOTE, you can be involved in Mental Health Advocacy in Wisconsin and Nationally
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Your local media can be a great way to think globally, act locally, and advocate for children, families and mental health care. This AACAP link will allow you to find local and national media contacts.
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