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Call 9-1-1 for any immediate safety concerns, including suicide attempt or violence.

Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services Crisis Intervention Services
Services Available 24/7 — Day, Night, Weekends, Holidays
(262) 547-3388
(866) 211-3380

Business Hours — Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(262) 548-7666

Hopeline
24/7 Counseling & Support Text Line
Text “HOPELINE” to 741741

National Suicide Hotline
(800) 273-8255

*Navigating Through a Mental Health Crisis Info

 

Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24.

For some, experiencing the first signs can be scary and confusing. Discussing what you are going through with others is an important first step to getting help. Speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength. You will be amazed by the support you get simply by asking.

A mental health condition isn't your fault or your family's fault—it develops for complicated reasons that researchers are only starting to understand. But we understand a lot about how you can live well with a mental health condition—and you have the power to take the steps necessary to improve your mental health. 

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Mental health services and supports are available and the earlier you access them the better. Many teens and young adults live full lives with a mental health condition. More and more teens and young adults are speaking out about their experiences and connecting with others. Check out Ok2Talk to see what others are saying. You are not alone—there are others out there going through the same things you are.


Mental Health Warning Signs

Mental Health Warning Signs
  1. Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks

  2. Thoughts of suicide; making plans to end your life

  3. Severe out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors that harmful to self or others

  4. Sudden, overwhelming fear for no reason

  5. Not eating, throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight

  6. Significant weight loss or weight gain

  7. Seeing, hearing or believing things that others don't

  8. Excessive use of drugs or alcohol

  9. Drastic changes in mood, behavior, personality or sleeping habits

  10. Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still

  11. Intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities

  12. Self-harm



Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotlines

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotlines

Call 9-1-1 for any immediate safety concerns, including suicide attempt or violence.

Waukesha County DHHS Crisis Intervention Services
Services Available 24/7 — Day, Night, Weekends, Holidays
(262) 547-3388
(866) 211-3380

Business Hours — Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(262) 548-7666



Support Groups

 

NAMI Parent Support Group

NAMI Waukesha Office

217 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300

Waukesha, WI 53186

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month

6:30pm - 8:30pm

NAMI Family Support Group

For family members and those with a loved one impacted by mental health conditions. 

NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health conditions.

4th Tuesday of Every Month

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Crosspoint Community Church
W380 N6931 N. Lake Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Conference Room

(262) 409-2743, Barb or Denise