Mental health awareness is important in society today. It is estimated that one in four adults suffer from some form of mental illness, and that number is only growing. Mental health awareness month helps to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and allows sufferers to seek help without feeling ashamed.
The McLario Firm, Your Law Firm For Life, wants you to know you are not alone. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health problems, please reach out for help. Below are five Wisconsin base mental health resources that may be able to help.
NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization that offers support, education, and advocacy for people living with mental illness and their families. They have local affiliates across the state that offer support groups, educational programs, and other resources. Check out all the events they have scheduled for mental health awareness month.
MHA is a statewide mental health advocacy organization that works to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. They offer education and training, support groups, and public policy advocacy.
DBSA is a peer-led support and education organization for people living with mood disorders. They have chapters in Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay, and offer support groups, educational programs, and resources.
ADAA is a national nonprofit organization that provides education, support, and resources for people living with anxiety and depression. They have a Wisconsin chapter that offers support groups, educational programs, and resources.
NIMH is a federal agency that funds mental health research and provides information on mental health disorders. They have a Wisconsin office that can provide resources and information on mental health research and services.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder, there are many resources available to help. Talk to your doctor, mental health professional, or a trusted friend or family member to get started.