Our Mission

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

We Advocate

  • MHA provides public policy and systems level advocacy through its involvement with other state and local organizations such as the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force and Wisconsin United for Mental Health.

  • Provides critical leadership for mental health issues at the state and local level. MHA’s advocacy with the Department of Health Services and the Governor’s office contributed to the expansion of access to services in the 2013-2014 legislative session and to mental health services through the Affordable Care Act.

  • MHA promotes enhanced integration of mental health and primary care through avenues such as advocacy for a Child Psychiatry Access Line, participation in a planning retreat sponsored by the National Governor’s Association and engagement of health systems in improving suicide prevention practices.

  • MHA is a leading voice for suicide prevention locally and statewide.

We Educate

We Serve

  • The Strong Families Healthy Homes program is dedicated to serving and strengthening families. 
    • Provides support and advocacy services to families where the parent(s) have mental health concerns.  The trauma-informed, person centered care provided empowers parents to take control over their mental health and meet their children’s needs.
    • Parents are supported with in-home visitation, parenting assistance and community referrals
    • Additional services are extended to the community through Day Programming: Nurturing Parenting; Wellness Recovery; Anger & Stress Management; Healthy Relationships/Domestic Violence; and Support Group

  • MHA offers Survivors Helping Survivors support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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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