Did you know that 1 in 5 individuals are diagnosed with a mental health disorder each year? Even though mental health disorders are so common, finding the right resources to help or provide support isn’t always easy.
Here are six local and accessible resources that are free of stigma and judgement:
VPI Community Outreach Center
The VPI Community Outreach Center (ORC) is a free drop-in mental health community center for individuals with a mental health and/or substance use diagnosis, and offers a youth and young adult program for individuals ages 14-24, and an adult program for individuals ages 18+.
The ORC offers supported education, access and delivery of mental health services that are trauma informed, cultivates healthy habits, develops community, and supports, empowers, and encourages independence, all while having side-by-side coaching available.
Learn more Mental Health Services – VPI (vpiwi.org)
MyConnectionNEWis a one-stop shop for mental health and substance abuse information, resources, and service navigation in Brown, Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties. MyConnectionNEW also offers over 30,000 articles, fact sheets and reports about Mental Health, produced by leading organizations.
The Connection N.E.W. Mental Health
The Connection N.E.W. Mental Health offers a brief, anonymous, and confidential screening that gives you comprehensive explanations of your mood and behaviors, and provides recommendations and resources to help you take full control of your mental health.
Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional.
Learn more or take the screening N.E.W. Mental Health Connection :: Anonymous Mental Health Screening
United Way 2-1-1 provides easy, simple access to health and human services, gives callers an opportunity to get or give help, and serves as a hub for community information in times of disaster.
2-1-1 is available 7-days a week, 24-hours a day and is free and confidential for callers.
Learn more United Way 2-1-1 › United Way Fox Cities
NAMI Fox Valley
NAMI Fox Valley provides resources, support groups, education peer run respite Iris Place and a warm line at (920) 815-3217. Iris Place Peer Run Respite is staffed by people with lived experience who are trained to listen and support you in finding your path to wellness and recovery during your 1-7 night stay.
Text HOPELINE to 741741 – Center for Suicide Awareness, free 24/7 emotional support and information via text provided by a live, trained crisis counselor.