Mental Health

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Disability Rights Wisconsin believes in and fights for the rights of all people with disabilities, including those whose disability is related to mental health. We are here to help ensure that your civil liberties, your rights to quality care, and your freedom from discrimination are not infringed.


Mental health is a very important topic in disability rights, and we at Disability Rights Wisconsin are committed to covering it as best we can, by providing you with the best resources we have on issues of mental health and psychiatric care, as well as representing and advocating on behalf of those with disabilities related to mental health.


If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are in a crisis situation, please call:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1 (800) 273-8255
  • Immediate emotional support: Text “HOPELINE” to:  741741
  • Solstice House (24/7 non-crisis warmline):  (608) 244-5077
  • Iris Place (24/7 non-crisis warmline): (920) 815-3217

Self-Advocacy Resources

Our self-advocacy resources have helpful guidance and further information on issues related to this topic. Learn more below:


Other places that may be able to help you:

  • NAMI Wisconsin

    The mission of NAMI is to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness, including family members, and to promote recovery. Find your local NAMI chapter to find out about available education and support groups in your area.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit the website.

  • Wisconsin Family Ties

    Wisconsin Family Ties (WFT) is the only statewide, parent-run organization in Wisconsin working with families that include children with social, emotional or behavioral challenges.

Learn More

You can find more information on this topic from these websites and publications:


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