​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Children's Mental Health (OCMH) supports Wisconsin's children in achieving their optimal mental health and well-being. By encouraging collaboration across child and family service systems in Wisconsin, including state agencies, nongovernment mental health programs, advocates, and people with lived experience, OCMH supports children's mental health system improvements.​

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​News and Events​​​​​

The October 2021 Fact Sheet found that emerging adults are more likely than older people to engage in crime, but tend to age out of criminal activity by about age 25 as their ability to control their emotions and actions improves. Crime by emerging adults tends to reflect a temporary life stage rather than a longterm criminal tendency. Read more in our newly released Fact Sheet on Improving Outcomes for Emerging Adults in the Criminal Justice System. ​

Mental Health America ​created a Back to School Toolkit for the 2021-2022 school year. Access the fact sheets and various resources included in the Toolkit by downloading it here​


For the 2021-2022 school year, the Office of Children's Mental Health partnered with the Department of Public Instruction​ to create instructional units for grades 3 - 12 on the topic of Mental Health Literacy. In addition, Caregiver Companion Guides have been released so parents and families can access additional resources and activities to support their child's well-being. 

Download the free Instructional Units and Caregiver Guides for use in your community!


​See our OCMH monthly newsletters ​for information on children’s mental h​​ealth in Wisconsin. 

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