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Mental Health & Trauma Resources

  • To request mental health provider information or a referral in your community, call 211 or 877-947-2211 or please click here
  • To connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 800-273-8255 or please click here.
    • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
    • For support en Español call 1-888-628-9454 or please click here
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can connect with a Lifeline counselor 24/7 by:
      • Video relay Service – Dial 800-273-8255
      • TTY – Dial 800-799-4889
      • Voice/Caption Phone – Dial 800-273-8255
      • Or online chat by visiting here.
  • For information and resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please click here.
  • To view mental health resources specific to the African American community courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, please click here.
  • To find support specific to Veterans, Service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members or friends call 800-273-8255 and press 1 or please click here.  
  • To view mental health resources and information specific to the Latino community courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, please click here.
  • To view mental health resources and information specific to American Indian and Alaska Native communities, please click here.
  • To view mental health resources and information specific to the LGBTQIA+ community courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, please click here.
  • To find support specific to farmers and their families through the Wisconsin Farm Center, call 800-942-2474 or click here.
    • To learn more about the Wisconsin Farm Center's Counseling Voucher Program, which provides access to free, confidential mental health counseling services for Wisconsin farm families, please click here.
  • To access information and resources on trauma informed care courtesy of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), please click here.
  • To find behavioral health treatment services using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) locator, please click here
    • The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.
  • To connect with SAMHSA’s National Helpline call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889
    • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
  • To access mental health care and coverage information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, please click here

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Behavioral Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many Americans, further straining mental and behavioral health and substance use disorder services that have been historically underfunded. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 aims to increase access to mental health and substance use disorder services, treatment, and prevention with $4 billion in funding, including: 

  • $3 billion for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Community Mental Health Block Grants 
  • $420 million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics 
  • $420 million to the Indian Health Service for behavioral health services 
  • $140 million to develop a program to support providers’ mental health and decrease burnout of providers and public safety officers 
  • $100 million to the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program to train behavioral health paraprofessionals, such as peer support specialists 
  • $80 million in new grants for community-based and behavioral health organizations 
  • $80 million for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program and an additional $50 million to support youth suicide prevention 
  • $10 million for the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network 

Additional Information and Resources

For more information about health care and insurance resources, please click here

For general information and resources about coronavirus for Wisconsinites, please click here.

For more information about the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, please click here.

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