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Wisconsin Resources

Bureau of Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Services
Department of Health and Family Services
(608)266-2712
www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov

Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team
http://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/suicideprev.html

Helping Others Prevent and Educate about Suicide (HOPES)
A nonprofit organization composed of volunteers; web site includes a local Survivors of Suicide group listing and free support for communities working to end suicide.
www.hopes-wi.org

Independent Living Centers
Provides peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training and person & system advocacy for people with disabilities.
www.dhfs.state.wi.us/disabilities/phisical/ILCS.HTM

Mental Health America of Wisconsin
The MHA offers advocacy, resources, and direct support for mental health.
(414)276-3122
www.mhawisconsin.org

Mental Health Specialist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Department of Health and Family Services
TTY: (608)261-9314
Main line (voice): (608)267-7792
www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov

Project Fresh Light
Latest research news, provider networking, best practices, and internet discussion board in relation to adolescent substance abuse treatment in WI.
www.projectfreshlight.org

State Office for the Blind
Provides regional and county information for assessment, training, and information to adults with vision loss.
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/blind/

State Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Assists with benefits, service provider information, telecommunication systems, interpreting, etc.
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/sensory/

Wisconsin Burden of Injury Report
The latest data on injuries in Wisconsin and also delineated by county. The report includes hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and deaths due to injury.
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/injuryprevention/pdffiles/injuryreport.pdf

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources
The Wisconsin Clearinghouse is a unit of University Health Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Provides education and training and includes a comprehensive resource center.
www.wch.uhs.wisc.edu

Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities
Advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, foster inclusive communities, and improve disability service system.
www.wcdd.org

Wisconsin Crisis Network
Meets on a quarterly basis to review trends, problem-solve, keep updated on and try to influence legislation affecting crisis services. A useful resource for support in the development of county crisis plans and information on best practices.
(608)266-0907
www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Family Ties
A statewide organization run by and for families that include children and adolescents who have an emotional, behavioral or mental disorder. Programs and services include advocacy, support groups, information and referral and education.
www.wifamilyties.org

Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Initiative (SPI)
A public-private collaboration working to implement the Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy.
(608)250-4368

Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy
Reviews the problem of suicide as a public health problem, identifies goals and objectives, and sample implementation activities for suicide prevention efforts in Wisconsin.
www.dhfs.state.wi.us/dph_emsip/index.htm

Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System
Captures data from homicide and suicide deaths, from most frequent method, age, ethnicity, and gender of victims, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.
www.dhfs.state.wi.us