Mental health services are for people experiencing a condition that disrupts their thoughts, feelings, mood, social skills, and/or daily living. Community-based programs are at the core of the Wisconsin mental health service delivery philosophy. Services are presented in a variety of settings and range from education, treatment, and recovery.
If you are in crisis and need help now, please dial 911.
Locate a Treatment Provider
- Use this directory to contact your county Human Services Department
- Use this page to locate a treatment provider in your area
- Use this online search tool provided by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Major Programs and Initiatives
- Milwaukee County Behavioral Health System
- 2013 Wisconsin Act 203 required the Department of Health Services to review the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health System and offer recommendations to the Governor on opportunities that can improve outcomes for residents living in Milwaukee County who are in need of mental health services.
- Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
- CCS is for children and adults with a mental health and/or substance use disorder.
- Community Support Programs (CSP)
- CSPs provide comprehensive mental health and case management services to adults diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness
- Coordinated Services Teams (CST)
- CSTs care for children with behavioral health issues and who have complex needs. Parents are empowered to more effectively help their kids.
- Community Recovery Services (CRS)
- CRS provides home and community-based care to people aged 14 or older with a mental illness.
- Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
- TIC is a philosophy of providing care embraced by the Department of Health Services that is a collaborative approach, where healing is led by the consumer and supported by the service provider.
- Supported Employment or Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
- IPS helps people with disabilities participate in the labor market.
Frequently Requested Resources for Consumers
- Client Rights
- Contact the Bureau of Treatment Prevention and Recovery
- Filing Complaints with the Division of Quality of Assurance
- Resource Links
- Recovery Information
Frequently Requested Resources for Providers
- Crisis Counseling Grants and Resources
- Licensing and Certification
- Conferences and Training
- The Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Abuse Infrastructure Study
- Single Coordinated Care Plan Initiative for Milwaukee County
Wisconsin Council on Mental Health
The Wisconsin Council on Mental Health was created to advise the Governor, the Legislature and the Department of Health Services on the allocation of federal money designated for mental health services. It has 20 to 25 members appointed by the Governor, meeting bi-monthly. At least 50 percent of the members are consumers and/or family members. Other members represent state agencies, mental health providers, and other organizations or groups.