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.​ 

Youth & Young Adult Support Lines

Uplift WI - Anonymous, confidential, support from certified peer specialists. Call 534-202-5438 from Noon - Midnight​

​Teen Line ​​- Teen peer support. Text TEEN to 839-863 from 8 PM - 11 PM.​​​ Call 800-852-8336 ​from 8 PM - Midnight​

NAMI Teen & Young Adult HelpLine​ - Peer support for teens and young adults. Text FRIEND to 62640 or Call 800-950-6264 Monday through Friday from 9 AM - 9 PM

love is respect - Information, support, and advocacy for young people with questions or concerns about their romantic relationships​. Text LOVEIS to 22522. Call 866-331-9474. 

Parent & Caregiver Support Lines

​​​​​Parent Stress Line - Trained volunteer counselors. Call 800-632-8188

The Parenting Network​ Helpline - ​Free confidential ​phone coaching on any parenting issue

​​Call 414-671-0566 Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM; Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM​​

Support Lines for Specific Populations​

PRISM Peer Support Warmline​ - Certified peer specialist support for LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin. Call or text 414-336-7974 10 AM - 10 PM​

Trevor Project​ - Crisis counselors for LGBTQ youth. Text START to 678-678. Call 866-488-7386

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

Racial Equity Support Line​ - Support for emotional impacts of racist violence and micro aggressions. Call 503-575-3764 Monday through Friday from 12 PM - 9 PM

Project Resiliency - Hmong Peer-Run Warmline in Wisconsin. Call 800-293-7080 Monday through Friday​ from 9 AM - 5 PM 

Wisconsin Hmong Family Strengthening Helpline. Call or Text 877-740-4292

Wisconsin Farmer Wellness Helpline - Call 888-901-2558​​​

Thrive Lifeline​ - Non-carceral crisis support by and for marginalized people. Text THRIVE to 313-662-8209

​General Support Lines

Wisconsin Milkweed Alliance Warmline - Anonymous peer support for adults. Call 715-505-5641​

​988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call or text: 988. Web chat​ Suicide & Crisis Lifeline​

Crisis Text Line​ - Text HOME to 741-741​

County Crisis Lines in Wisconsin​

​Resource Navigators​

​​Wisconsin 2-1-1​​​ - connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government services in your area​​

Well Badger Resource Center​​ - one-stop connection to community, social, health, and government programs

Wisconsin Wayfinder: Children’s Resource Network​ - Connecting families with special health care needs to essential support and resources

Mental Health America - Resources by County​

Find a Family Resource Center​​

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

WI FACETS Help Desk​ - Resources on disability and special education. Call 877-374-0511​

​​​SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Service Locator​ 

Connect to Care - Child Mind Institute​ 

​​Mental Health Tools​​

Feelings Thermometer

​Accessing Children's Mental Health Services Guide

Handling a Mental Health Crisis Guide

Mental Health Crisis Card

Pause for​ a Moment

NAMI Wisconsin - Family and Consumer Guide

NAMI Wisconsin - Let's Talk About Mental Illness

Better Together La Crosse - Dinner Table Resilience

Children's Wisconsin - Shine Through​


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 200 peer-led school-based wellness ​programs in Wisconsin. View the map of Peer-Led School-Based Wellness Programs in Wis​consin​.​​


​Building Parent and Caregiver Skills

Parenting Videos and Resources - Office of Children's Mental Health

Five for Families​

Parenting and Family Relationships​ - University of Wisconsin Division of Extension​

Prevention Board Fact Sheets​

Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination

Child Care


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