Our History

The Northeast Mental Health Connection was born out of the findings from the LIFE Study, a ThedaCare Plunge, and a Mental Health Summit in 2011. The community was further motivated by a cluster of teen suicides that shook the Fox Valley.  We have been working collaboratively since then to ‘move the needle’ on large-scale, systemic and complex issues of mental health.  As a backbone agency, the Connection’s mission is to lead the collaboration of community stakeholders to create and continuously improve an exceptional mental health system of care for Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet Counties.

Our history is summarized in our special 10-year anniversary report, released in Jan. 2022. We invite you to check it out!