Mental Health - Healthy Living

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is working to reduce the impact of mental illnesses on Wisconsin’s citizens and communities. Good mental health is an essential component of good physical health. Everybody has mental health and just like physical health a person's mental health may be good or may need attention. Here are some steps to take toward better mental health.

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Back to School Resources

Just as you prepare youth and young adults for the start of a new school year with the right school supplies and materials, it's also important to think about their emotional health. Remember that youth and young adults may not only be excited about the new school year, but also apprehensive about all the changes that come with growing up. All adults can provide youth and young adults with support and guidance. Use these resources from Mental Health America.

Time To Talk: Tips For Talking About Your Mental Health

Be a Safe Person

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Join the "Safe Person" campaign! Let others know that you want to offer a non-judgmental listening ear and effective support when able. "Safe Person" campaign members commit to uphold seven promises.

Learn the seven promises and get a decal to show your commitment.




Support is Available

Community Programs

Peer Run Respites

Peer Run Respites are for individuals living with mental health or substance use concerns. There are locations in Appleton, Madison, and Menomonie. Each location offers a safe, supportive environment during times of increased stress or difficulty.

Suicide Prevention

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

Last Revised: August 23, 2017