Support for Families

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Children’s Mental Health does not provide mental health services, but there are many resources that can help families in need. Organizations listed below can be helpful in giving support to families across Wisconsin.​ During COVID-19, find an additional set of resources here

​Resource Navigators​

​​Wisconsin 2-1-1​​​​​

Well Badger Resource Center​​

Mental Health America - Resources by County​

Finding Your Way: A Navigation Guide for Wisconsin Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities​ ​

Wisconsin's Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs​​

​​​SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Service Locator​ 

Connect to Care - Child Mind Institute​ 


County Crisis Lines in Wisconsin​

HOPELINE: Emotional Support Line or Text "HOPELINE" to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1 800-273-8255

National Helpline - 1 800-662-HELP (4357)

National Youth Crisis Hotline - 1 800-442-HOPE (4673)

Parent Stress Line - 1 800-632-8188​

Trevor Project LGBT Lifeline - 1 866-488-7386

LGBT National Youth Talkline - 1 800-246-7743

Trans Lifeline -​​​ 1 877-565-8860

BlackLine: for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Call or Text - 1 800-604-5841

​National Eating Disorders Association Hotline - 1 ​800-931-2237​

Sojourner Family Peace Center Domestic Violence Hotline - Text 1 414-877-8100 or Call 1 414-933-2722

​​Mental Health Tools

Feelings Thermometer

​Accessing Children's Mental Health Services Guide

Mental Health Crisis Card

NAMI Wisconsin - Family and Consumer Guide

NAMI Wisconsin - Let's Talk About Mental Illness

La Crosse Area Family YMCA - Dinner Table Resilience​


Peer Support

Disability Rights Wisconsin 

Family Voices of Wisconsin

NAMI Wisconsin​

Mental Health America

The Mighty​ 

Parent 2 Parent

Wisconsin Family Ties

Youth across the state are leading efforts to support their peers with mental health conditions​. There are over 100 youth mental health groups in Wisconsin. View the map of Youth Mental Health Groups in Wisconsin​.

​Building Parent and Caregiver Skills

Five for Families​

Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination

Child Care