Date: October 18, 2012

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Location of Meeting: Disability Rights Wisconsin

Meeting Minutes

Present:  Gabriela Dieguez (SSCHC), Luke Waldo (CHW), Trishla Shah (DRW), Lauren Mascari (TLS), Melissa Waldo (SSCHC), Maria Guardiola (Guadalupe Head Start)

Lauren approves minutes.  Gabriela seconds.

Minutes next month: Gabriela


Summit for Latino Mental Health at Alverno in February.  Collaboration with MHAT to outreach and provide information on the work of MHAT?

National Broadcast for Suicide Prevention – showing documentary with debriefing after – free on Saturday, November 17th at 9:30am.  Location to be announced.

C. 2012 Goals – Action Steps

Bienestar Facebook page is up.  Currently under Trishla’s personal Facebook account.

Need to create Gmail account for Bienestar Facebook.

Warmies are excited about a Warmline Facebook page.

Before setting up a Warmline Facebook page it may be good to consult with legal to ensure no legal liabilities held to MHAT.  Can we legally put in disclaimer that Warmline Facebook page is a non-crisis page that will not respond to crises?  Who will be administrator?  Warmies?  Potentially meet with Warmies on November 12th to set up Facebook page.

They prefer to be at county as they have support there.

Going down to one day for now.  Prefer to be in couples than solo.  Need to change telephone message to inform of this.


Hold on La Gran D radio ad until more Warmies are recruited.

MHA/MHAT Resource Cards to be distributed once printed.

D. 2013 Goals – subcommittees to be created to address each of the new 2013 goals.

a. Proposals –

  • Involvement with youth who are experiencing some issue of mental health – action steps: contact school social workers/psychologists to get better understanding of needs of Latino youth with mental health issues in schools and see if anyone is interested in attending next MHAT meeting.
  • College student intern
  • Continued maintenance and recruitment of Warmies with ultimate goal to have it be self-sufficient by end of 2013
  • Grow and promote the speakers bureau (promote with contacts in schools)   – one idea: speak about mental health (during mental health month) to Spanish classes in schools?
  • Maintenance of websites and expansion into social media

Next meeting: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Minutes completed and submitted by Melissa Waldo.

The mission of the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition is to improve the health and well-being of Latino communities by organizing power for social change.

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