Mental Health in Our Community

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One fifth of Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder during a given year. Mental illness is often misunderstood.  There are a number of different illnesses, each with its own set of symptoms and challenges both with varying degrees of severity.  Persons living with mental illness may experience symptoms that interfere with behaviors, relationships, and everyday matters.  Mental Illness is no one’s fault! Mental illness is not caused by the individual or by their family.  People can and do recover from mental illness with the help and support of family, friends and professionals. Below is a listing of resources about mental illness as well as crisis numbers for immediate assistance.

Resource Phone Number
Police, Fire & Medical 911
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-274-TALK (8255)
Oak Creek Health Department 1-414-766-7950
NAMI - National Alliance of Mental Illness 1-414-344-0447
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Psychiatric and Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-414-257-7222
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Psychiatric Crisis Service/Admission 1-414-257-7260
Milwaukee Woman’s Center Crisis Line 1-414-671-6140
Veterans Mental Health & Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
Parent Hotline 1-414-671-0566
Child Abuse National Hotline 1-800-252-2873
The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
Financial Help for Victims of Crime 1-414-227-1804
CDC- Mental Health  
CDC- Alzheimer’s Association  
WI Dept. of Health Services  
American Psychological Association  
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Health  
Mental Health Resources