Mental Health: Healthy Living

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is working to reduce the impact of mental illnesses on Wisconsin residents.

Good mental health is an essential component of good physical health. Here are some steps from that individuals can take toward better mental health.

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Community programs

Peer-run respites

Peer-run respites are managed and staffed by people who use their unique set of mental health and substance use recovery experiences in combination with skills training to provide hope, health, and healing to adults facing similar challenges. There are locations in Appleton, Madison, and Menomonie.

Suicide prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death—and it's preventable. Get resources to save lives.

Last Revised: January 4, 2019