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Treatment Resources

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Mental Health Resources

HOPELINE

A 24/7 Text line providing emotional support to individuals. Coordinated by the Center for Suicide Awareness.

HOPELINE is the first Emotional Support Text Line in the State of Wisconsin and provides service throughout the entire state. HOPELINE’s purpose is to offer emotional support and resources before situations rise to crisis level. HOPELINE Text Line serves anyone in any type of situation, providing access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information via the text medium that already is commonly used and trusted.

  • Texts into HOPELINE to  741741 — anywhere, anytime, about any type of challenge or struggle
  • A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly
  • Each person that texts in is important to us and we care about what they are dealing with
     

Mental Health America

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives by advocating for changes in policy; educating the public and providing critical information; and delivering urgently needed programs and services.
 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

This web site provides resources to inform yourself about mental illness, to find support, and to take action.
 

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Dane County

This web site provides facts about mental illness including a brief overview of some of the symptoms for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and severe depression. Brochures and pamphlets may be obtained at their office. The site also contains a guide to resources for consumers of mental health services and their families in Dane County.
 

National Institute of Mental Health

This web site provides information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of mental illnesses.
 

Recovery Dane

This is a consumer operated information service that assists individuals through the Dane County mental health and substance abuse service systems.
 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This web site provides mental health information for individuals, families, and the general public.

Additional Resources

ACCESS
Use the ACCESS website for information about eligibility and to apply for Wisconsin’s health, nutrition, and child care programs.

Access to Independence
A non-profit, consumer-controlled Independent Living Center (ILC) that provides an array of services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities in Dane, Columbia, Green, and Dodge counties in south-central Wisconsin.

Social Security Administration
This is the federal government’s web site regarding Social Security, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income Programs.

United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral Database
This link is to the United Way of Dane County’s searchable Information and Referral database. This can provide assistance in looking for resources for food, housing, and more.