The following is a guide to Mental Health and Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs Awareness (ATODA) organizations. We have provided a brief description of the organization and contact information listed on the right side of the page.
Prevent Suicide Fox Cities - services include, community education including QPR (gatekeeper) training, resources for suicide prevention, and support for those coping after a suicide has occurred. All services are free. They meet each month to provide support and assistance. For more information go to:www.preventsuicidefoxcities.org
N.E.W. Mental Health Connection - NEW Mental Health Connection is a membership organization open to individuals and organizations who align with the mission and vision of the mental health connection. The NEW Mental Health Connection is a self sustaining, accountable organization that focuses on the consumer of mental health services and moves our community forward. They are not a service provider. They exist to connect service providers and other key stakeholders who work with consumers to create dialog that leads to greater collaboration and the improvement of mental health services in the community. For more information go to: www.newmentalhealthconnection.org
Center For Suicide Awareness - The Center for Suicide Awareness coordinates and collaborates with others, including schools, law enforcement and other charitable organizations and agencies to help maximize use of resources to help educate, prevent, and support those who are affected by suicide. They also assist survivors of suicide by giving them a "voice" in the component of utilizing education in helping to prevent suicide. They will engage in education, intervention, prevention, awareness teaching, and instruction. The center offers support groups for all ages for those who have lost love ones to death by suicide, for those who have attempted suicide and for family members. Their vision is to create a stronger community that helps those in need and supports those in grief. For more information go to: www.centerforsuicideawareness.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Fox Valley) - NAMI Fox Valley is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those with brain disorders (mental illness) and their families and friends through education, support, advocacy and research. NAMI Fox Valley is a grass roots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with mental illness. It is their vision to one day live in a community where mental illnesses are recognized as physical illnesses and treated as such. Some of NAMI's support groups are: Supporting Parents as Advocates and Resources for Kids, Family Sharing Sessions, Teen Support Groups, support group for women who have experienced violence, and Veterans Connections are just a few. For more information go to:www.namifoxvalley.org
United Way Fox Cities - To find mental health services and resources serving Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waushara, Waupaca, and Winnebago County residents - Dial 2-1-1 to reach United Way's information and referral service. 2-1-1 service is free and confidential, it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information go to: www.211now.org
CATALPA Health - Provides services to diagnose, treat and prevent the entire spectrum of mental health illnesses in children and adolescents. The fact is , mental illness is a disorder of the brain, your body's most important organ. 1 in 6 adults lives with a brain-related illness including depression, bipolar disorder, PSTD and schizophrenia.
Mental illnesses are treatable through medication and psycho-social therapies, allowing those who live with them the opportunity to lead full and productive lives. Phone (920) 750-7000 or you can go to: www.catalpahealth.org
Center for Grieving Children - Offers an accepting environment where children, teens, and families in the Fox Valley can be with others who are grieving the death of a love one. The center offers peer support and education, as well as opportunities to remember and commemorate. There is no cost for services. Phone (920) 750-5839 or go to: www.centerforgrievingchildrenfoxvalley.org
Wisconsin Al-Anon/Alateen - Provides community and support networks for families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is the recovery program for young people. For more information go to: www.area61afg.org
Harmony Cafe - GLBT Partnership - is a support and youth leadership development group for self identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and transgender youth and their allies between the ages of 14 and 18. Contact team member Jesse Heffernan - (920) 680-5991 or for more information go to:www.focol.org/harmonycafe/programs.htm
Harbor House - Provides emergency shelter for battered women and their children, advocacy and legal information and support. Offers referrals to counseling for abusers. In addition provides perpetrator assessments, community education and outreach and emergency transportation to safety. 24 hour crisis line (920) 832-1666 For more information go to: www.harborhouseonline.org
Sexual Assault Crisis Center - Fox Cities, Inc. - a nonprofit agency created to help survivors and their families and friends of all forms of sexual assault or abuse including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. Services include free, confidential crisis services as well as support groups for victims and families. 24/7 Hotline (920) 733-8119 or for more information go to: www.sacc-foxcities.org
Outagamie County Pre-Action Network - A proactive process that empowers individuals and systems to meet the challenges of life events and transitions by creating and reinforcing conditions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles. The goal of substance abuse prevention is fostering of a climate in which, (a) alcohol use is acceptable only for those of legal age and only when the risk of adverse consequences is minimal; (b) prescription and over-the-counter drugs are used only for the purposes for which they were intended; (c) other abusable substances, e.g., aerosols, are used only for their intended purposes; and (d) illegal drugs and tobacco are not used at all. For more information, visit their website.