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Wisconsin Wayfinder: Behavioral and Mental Health

Wisconsin Wayfinder: Child Creating a Drawing With a Marker

Families know their child best. If you notice a change in your child’s emotions or behaviors, or if they appear overly anxious and worried, it’s time to talk with someone. Children's resource guides can help you find mental health professionals that are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a behavioral or mental health condition. They will connect you with the information, supports, and resources you need.

If your child is showing self-harm behaviors or experiencing a mental health, and/or substance use crisis, call, text, or chat with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 24/7 to connect with a trained counselor.

Seek the help of a mental health professional right away

Children’s resource guides can help you:

  • Find mental health professionals that are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a behavioral or mental health condition.
  • Get the information, supports, and resources you need to make decisions going forward.
  • Be assured you that you are not alone. Many other families have had similar experiences.
Wisconsin Wayfinder: Parent on Laptop

How to find a mental health provider

The Children’s Resource Network keeps up-to-date lists of mental health providers and resources in each region of the state. Call our children’s resource guides toll-free at (877) WiscWay (877-947-2929) to learn more or contact us online. Even if a child is put on a waiting list, our guides can help parents create a plan to take positive action during the waiting period.

Learn more about Wisconsin’s System of Care and the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions.

Last revised November 1, 2023