Mental Health and Wellness
Crisis Text Line
If you are in crisis, reach out for help. Text REASON to 741741.
Free, 24/7, confidential.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call or Text: 988
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Many people feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders are different, though. They can cause such distress that it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life.
Does your child have a hard time controlling his or her behavior? For some children, these may be symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.
Death is inevitable, yet the loss of a close friend or family member always showers us with a range of emotions. Explore resources and ways to support your family.
Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding, treatment and a good recovery plan. With early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle choices, many people get better. But left untreated, depression can be devastating, both for the people who have it and for their families.
There is a commonly held view that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
The goal of Family Intervention Supports and Services (FISS) is to find services outside of the court system for families struggling with the behavioral challenges of teenagers. FISS provides an assessment of the needs of both the teenager and the parent/guardians and refers the them to appropriate services in the community.
Free or low-cost crisis and other mental health resources in the Milwaukee area.
Mindfulness involves intentionally bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. It can be developed through the practice of meditation, which can be defined as the intentional self-regulation of attention from moment to moment.
Staffed by a team consisting of a psychologists, social workers, nurses, case managers and a consulting physician, the Mobile Urgent Treatment Team provides services to any family in Milwaukee County with a child who is having a mental health crisis.
REDgen was formed out of a duty of care. They foster active community conversations around
what it means to live a healthy, balanced life with authentic success. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization consisting of school and university educators, parents, community members, interfaith leaders, and health professionals. They provide say access to supportive resources in the areas of resiliency education, mental health support and suicide prevention.
‘Sexual assault’ is when you are forced, coerced or tricked into doing sexual things when you don’t want to. Sexual assault is a form of sexual violence, and covers a wide range of unwanted sexual behaviors that can involve strangers or people you know. If you’ve been sexually assaulted, remember it’s not your fault and it’s never okay for someone to force you to do something you are uncomfortable with.