Our Mission

"Mental Health America of Wisconsin is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals through advocacy, education and service."

We Advocate

  • On a local and statewide level, our advocacy network keeps the public informed about proposals in Congress and the Wisconsin Legislature related to mental health.

  • MHA serves on several mental health committees including The Governor's Council on Mental Health, Wisconsin United for Mental Health and the MHA Council of Wisconsin.

  • MHA has been an active supporter of parity legislation, which was recently passed, that ensures that insurance companies cover mental health the same way they cover physical health.

We Educate

  • Outreach and Education programs work to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness by providing workshops, consultation services and training for audiences of all ages, local and statewide groups, schools, professional organizations and employers.

  • The statewide Suicide Prevention Initiative has helped educate communities all over the state about the warning signs of suicide, risk factors, protective factors, prevention and postvention programs.

  • Whether the search is for a therapist who accepts Medicaid, a support group, information on a specific mental illness or how to get help if you don't have insurance, we provide timely assistance by telephone and email.

  • Our web site includes information about mental health issues, online mental health screenings, support groups, information about MHA initiatives, statewide resources, as well as current news topics.
     
  • We distribute thousands of brochures and fact sheets annually about depression, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.

  • MHA publishes several e-newsletters including Mental Health News and Survivors Helping Survivors.

We Serve

  • The Strong Families Healthy Homes Program serves parents with chronic mental illness and teaches them life skills that help them raise healthy children and supports families with mental health needs through education, advocacy and social opportunities.
     
  • MHA offers Survivors Helping Survivors, a support group for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide. Additional support groups throughout Greater Milwaukee are listed on our web site.    

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Our Programs & Services

The story of our symbol - The Bell

Learn more about our national organization.

Learn more about our 80 years of history - 1930 to 2011

Frequently Asked Questions