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Kids in Crisis | 10 ways to help kids' mental health

For two years now, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s Kids in Crisis series has sought to shed light on gaps in youth mental health services and help policymakers identify life-saving solutions.

Our first year of reporting culminated in a list of 10 ideas to improve services, based on guidance from dozens of experts and families across the state, and a rally to present the ideas to policymakers for consideration. Some ideas later gained traction; others appear to have stalled.

State officials, including Gov. Scott Walker, and families from around the state will discuss the ideas May 4 as part of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin's day of action. The event, 10 a.m. at the Overture Center in Madison, is free and open to the public. Ahead of that discussion, we've looked at the status of each proposal.


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