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​ 



Hotlines

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)

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​



​​Mental Health Tools

Feelings Thermometer

​Accessing Children's Mental Health Services Guide

Youth Mental Health Crisis Plan Card

NAMI Wisconsin - Family and Consumer Guide

NAMI Wisconsin - Let's Talk About Mental Illness

Better Together La Crosse - 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

Family Resource Centers

Five for Families​

Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination



Child Care