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.​ 


​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​​

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​ 



Hotlines​

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

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

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

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

County Crisis Lines in Wisconsin​



​​Mental Health Tools

Feelings Thermometer

​Accessing Children's Mental Health Services Guide

Handling a Mental Health Crisis 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​


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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



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