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​

​SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Service Locator​ 

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

Lived Experience Partners, clinicians, and Collective Impact members have co-created a resource for families: Accessing Children's Mental Health Services.


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

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1 800-273-8255

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

The Trevor Project LGBT Lifeline - 1 866-488-7386

LGBT National Youth Talkline - 1 800-246-7743

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

Peer Support

Disability Rights Wisconsin 

Family Voices of Wisconsin

NAMI Wisconsin​

Mental Health America

The Mighty​ 

Parent 2 Parent

Project Semicolon

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

Family Resource Centers

Five for Families​

Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination


Resilient Wisconsin​

The Feelings Thermometer is a visual tool that helps kids and adults measure how they are doing emotionally and what steps they can take to shift their mood when things are getting tough.

Child Care