Vital Voices for Mental Health is a non-profit, 501(c)3 advocacy organization initially created for individuals with mental illness who use services provided by agencies within the Milwaukee County behavioral health system. The mission of Vital Voices is to advocate for excellence in mental health and substance use recovery services through the voice of the people being served. While Vital Voices primarily advocates for adults served by this system, we also respond to concerns expressed by family members and providers. Vital Voices is available to help with other projects outside of the Milwaukee County mental health care system.
Vital Voices was established in 1995 as a unique organization. Our resources enable us to go directly to individuals receiving mental health and substance use services and find out how they feel about the system, and then work with the system to implement improvements in care. Vital Voices works in the best interest of these individuals to advocate for the best possible treatment and care.