Behavioral Health


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Definition of Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stressors of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his/her community."

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides resources for maternal, child, and adolescent mental health as well as programs for suicide prevention.

Increased Risks

Mental health issues are often associated with higher rates of chronic disease and risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, and substance use and abuse.

Local Statistics

In 2003, the percentage of Greenfield residents who had considered suicide was less than one percent. In 2009, this statistic had drastically increased to 6 percent. The Greenfield Health Department is hoping to increase awareness of the impact of mental health on personal wellness and the availability of community resources for all residents.

Crisis Hotlines

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please contact one of the following crisis hotlines:
  • Child-Help USA: 1-800-422-4453 (24 hour toll free)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • National Suicide Prevention Life-Line: 1-800-273-TALK (1-888-628-9454 for Spanish)
  • Youth Mental Health Line: 1-888-568-1112
For additional resources, contact the Greenfield Health Department.

Overdose Prevention

There are a variety of ways to help reduce opioid misuse and prevent an overdose from occurring.  

PDMP -Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Wisconsin uses a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program that helps healthcare professionals to effectively monitor and control the amount of prescriptions for controlled substance medications.  

Good Samaritan Law

This law protects all people who help an individual experiencing an overdose to get the care needed.

Narcan (Naloxone)

Narcan is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid.  It is available as an injection or as a nasal spray. All pharmacists in Wisconsin have a standing order to provide Narcan to the public without a direct prescription. 

A map of all the locations where Narcan is available can be found below.  This map links to Google and can help you to find the nearest location to you.

Naloxone Directory - Google My Maps

Map of Naloxone Dispensing Pharmacies

Medication Drop Box

It is easy to let medication get into the wrong hangs. 3 out of 5 teens say that it is easy to get medication from a medicine cabinet at home.

A map of all the Medication Dropbox Locations can be found below.   This map links to Google and can help you to find the nearest location to you.

In Greenfield, there is a dropbox available to all residents at the Law Enforcement Center, 5300 W Layton Ave. 

Drug Take-Back Drop-off Sites - Google My Maps

This map shows all the locations in Milwaukee County that have safe prescription drug take-back drop boxes.

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