​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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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Infant and Toddler Mental Health Fact Sheet Just Released!


Everyone has thoughts, emotions, and behaviors – what we know as mental health – and infants and toddlers are no different. Infants who receive responsive, nurturing care are more likely to develop positive mental health and emotional well-being, as well as have stronger cognitive abilities – all of which impacts educational outcomes, adult employment, and lifelong earnings. 


Read more about how responsive relationships in early childhood are critical to a child's health in our new Infant and Toddler Mental Health Fact Sheet​.



Connecting for Solutions: Youth Participation in Activities and Children's Mental Health

Youth who participate in extracurricular activities are less likely to report depression and anxiety and more likely to feel they belong. Although Wisconsin kids are participating in extracurriculars, the number has been declining over the last five years.

At the next convening, hear from two Wisconsin organizations about how they are successfully connecting youth through their programming.​

This convening is open to anyone in Wisconsin concerned about children's mental health and social connectedness of youth. Feel free to share this invitation. 

​​​​​February Convening Registration​​​




Youth Listening Session – How Can Adults Be Supportive?

​​​​​Having a Supportive Adult has been shown to improve the health and well-being of young people...but what is it that youth actually want in their relationships with non-family members? 

Wisconsin youth are invited to this virtual listening session to voice their opinions on how adults can best support young people.


Register now!  





Explore The Impact of Bias

Join us on March 25 from 10:30 am- 12 pm for a free virtual training by national presenter Judge Derek Mosley. The event is open to any professionals or lived experts who want to learn more about bias and how to mitigate it in daily life. 


Register today - space is limited!​
















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Do you need help now? Call, text or chat​ 988​ Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
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