Elevating humanity together

January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

There is something fulfilling about seeing our clients do good in their communities and beyond (and doing so together!). Especially when that choice will provide a ripple of goodness for years to come. The Boldt Company recently donated $1 million to Children’s Wisconsin, formerly known as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. This donation will help fund the training of at least five therapists a year for the next five years, in addition to helping address the shortage of therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists in the state.

Mental health is one of the largest public health issues of today, yet it is often ignored, misunderstood, and neglected. But there is hope. Organizations like Bring Change to Mind co-founded by actress and activist Glenn Close and The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign are among those at the forefront of eradicating the stigma and increasing the open dialogue around mental health.

The need:
Wisconsin has a total of 148 practicing child psychiatrists – 12 for every 100,000 residents younger than 18 – according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry that is only about a quarter of the recommended number. The demand continues to grow as more families are recognizing the need for mental health care in a way that is similar to physical health care.

“One in ten children will experience a mental health difficulty at least once before the age of 11. Children should understand what it means to have mental health and be aware of how to manage it…”

- The Royal Foundation

The struggle:
Wisconsin requires therapists to complete 3,000 hours in the field after they graduate before they are able to be licensed and reimbursed by insurance. This leads many to take full-time jobs in another field and spend their spare time volunteering to get the necessary hours. This can take years, and many don’t finish at all.

The hope:
By proving a salary and benefits, Children’s hopes their therapists-in-training will be able to finish the 3,000-hour requirement in about a year and a half. The first group of potential therapists were hired in July.

“…mental illnesses are treatable through medication and psychosocial therapies – allowing those who live with them the opportunity to lead full and productive lives


Our mission at Envision is to enrich the lives of our stakeholders and seeing our clients actively make efforts to do the same is…well…enriching.

Read more on this great story here: https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2019/12/17/boldt-gives-1-million-childrens-wisconsin-help-train-therapists/4408198002/?fbclid=IwAR2IGNu5_MH1U2GmrXUqTryzF2ngGcPQzf2MAXHiHWZquPXrGS9L1B1W6RY

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