Wisconsin continuously ranks among the states with higher rates of mental illness as well as higher rates of illicit drug use. Worse yet, 63.4% of Wisconsin adults suffering from depression do not receive any care for their mental health. Worst yet, around 4% of the adult population in-state suffers from an SMI or serious mental illness.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Wisconsin residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
The state participates in the 2-1-1 program, allowing residents to dial 211 for immediate assistance. Also, check their website for a multitude of resources.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.