Wisconsin Mental Health Hotlines

Are you or someone you love facing a mental health challenge? If so, you’re not alone. More than 1 in 5 Americans are living with a mental illness as of 2021, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In Wisconsin, the number of adults with a mental illness is more than 850,000, which is three times the population of Madison. Sadly, almost 1 in 5 Wisconsin residents reports being unable to find the help they need to deal with their mental health challenges.

If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken an important first step by seeking out resources to get help. The good news is that help is readily available in Wisconsin, and it doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, there are many free mental health treatment options you can take advantage of, including the Mental Health Hotline of Wisconsin. Below are the top resources in Wisconsin to help you or your loved one address your mental health.

Wisconsin Mental Health Resources

The Mental Health Hotline

You can call the Mental Health Hotline at any time to speak to a trained mental health specialist. They’ll assist you however they can, and if they feel you’d benefit from more focused counseling or therapy from an in-person provider, they’ll refer you to someone close by. The hotline is available in Wisconsin and every other state, so no matter whether you’re at home or traveling, you can call 24-7 for help.

(866) 903-3787

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline

The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides its own helpline for anyone suffering from anxiety, depression or a more serious mental health crisis. They can talk you through your current situation or refer you to someone local who can provide more assistance. The helpline is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. If you need help outside those hours, you can receive text-based assistance.

Call: (800) 950-6264
Text: NAMI to 741-741

Wisconsin 2-1-1

The state participates in the 2-1-1 program, allowing residents to dial 211 for immediate assistance on a variety of issues, including acute mental health challenges. You can also refer to the Wisconsin 2-1-1 website to learn about the additional resources they offer.


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Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services within the Wisconsin DHS oversees many programs that support mental health and provide treatment for residents dealing with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Services include crisis intervention, therapy, counseling and peer support.

(800) 362-3002

Call the Mental Health Hotline of Wisconsin

The Mental Health Hotline of Wisconsin is your 24-7 resource if you or someone you love is experiencing a crisis with their mental health. Our trained, compassionate counselors are available around the clock to offer help, whether that means listening and talking you through your situation or referring you to a local mental health resource. We can help you get your life back. Call today!