​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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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Youth suicides and suicidal behavior are increasing substantially, especially among Black youth. The same factors that produce physical health disparities also affect mental health. Our youth-serving systems need help recognizing and responding effectively to the mental health needs of Black children and youth.

Review the Preventing Suicide Among Black Youth Fact Sheet here​. 


New Mental Health Literacy Instructional Units offer skills-based lessons on mental health that allow students to better understand their own mental health, know where to get help, and be equipped to support friends experiencing mental health challenges. 

These instructional units were a joint project of the Department of Public Instruction and the Office of Children's Mental Health. An extensive group of teachers, lived experience partners, and mental health experts also contributed to their development.


Download the free Instructional Units and share them with your school and community!

The Office of Violence Prevention, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are committed to hearing from youth about what matters to them! During Suicide Prevention Month, we are hosting two online Youth Listening Sessions to gather thoughts, concerns, and ideas from young people from across Wisconsin. 

The theme for these sessions is The Impact of Social Media.  Specifically, we want to hear from youth ages 13 – 24 from all backgrounds. RSVP now​!

Help us spread the word to young people and please promote this event on your social media and within your networks.​   Youth Listening Session Flyer​   Youth Listening Session Image​​

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