Wisconsin Counties Magazine: Green County helps residents navigate wellness resources

Improving connections to mental health services is needed as mental health and support services are limited in the county–and across rural Wisconsin–and it can be complicated to access them. Further, people experience stigma associated with seeking mental healthcare. 

Though the Green County Human Services Department previously had an intern position that fulfilled some of the navigator’s responsibilities, Green County designed the new position to include more outreach and also address substance abuse. 

“The idea of helping people find services is not just about waiting for them to come to you,” Green County Human Services Department AODA Supervisor Bob Gibson said. “There are people out there who want services, are in need of services, but they don’t even know to come to you.” Read the January edition of the Wisconsin Counties Magazine here.