The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Call 988 to connect to the phone lifeline.
Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Text 988 or go to 988lifeline.org/chat to connect to the chat lifeline. Lifeline Chat is English only at this time.
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Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español, y no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda. Prestamos servicios en inglés (988) y en español (1-888-628-9454).
“Helping people navigate the mental health and wellness aspects of their life in a way that honors culture, family, community, and faith.”
Anesis Therapy (ACMFT) is a state certified DHS clinic that provides mental health, substance abuse and case management services. Anesis was established to bring more cultural competent mental health care in the Dane County area in 2016 by Myra McNair. ACMFT staff is comprised of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse staff that bring insight into the dimensions of identity that we seek to address at our clinic. Our diverse staff bring rich life and clinical experience, insight, and community knowledge that deeply supports structural inclusivity within all aspects of our reach.
Our philosophy is rooted in systems therapy meaning that we approach problems that people have in their social, cultural and political storylines. We believe in helping our client's identify their values and skills so they can effectively confront whatever problems they face.
We serve all clients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for primary services are offered based on family size and income. For more information, please ask about our scaling fee.
Community TIES is a UW-Waisman Center behavioral support program serving Dane County children/families, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who live in the community. Our mission is to address behavioral, psychological, and emotional needs using therapeutic approaches that assure continued participation in supported community life.
These needs – if not addressed – are often expressed through “challenging behaviors” – which might include aggressions, self-injurious behavior, or property destruction. Many individuals served by TIES often have co-occurring mental health conditions.
Community TIES – in partnership with Dane County Human Services – works directly with the person with a disability, their families and community teams involved in the person’s support. Community teams might include supported living or supported employment agencies, public schools, respite providers, CLTS case management agencies, Support Brokers, Family Care Managed Care Organizations, or IRIS Consulting agencies. The TIES program began in 1986 and has steadily grown in the number of persons served as well as the range of services offered.
Length of a TIES referral can range from a short-term intensive engagement to multiple years of ongoing direct contact and team participation. It is common for TIES to become re-involved with individuals/teams years after an initial consultation. Consultations often span the transition from child to adult services. TIES also offers a variety of Community Training activities which are attended by provider agencies from across the State.
TIES activities are a creative blend of various positive practices that have proven effective in meeting complex behavioral and mental health challenges within supported community life.
Madison, WI 53713
Crisis Response is a coordinated, community-based, approach to crisis prevention and response for Dane County adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experiencing acute behavioral health crises. The program was developed in partnership with Dane County Human Services and has been in operation since 1998. Interventions strive to enhance the safety of individuals and their care givers and to prevent or shorten institutional admissions or incarcerations.
What services does Crisis Response provide?
Crisis service coordination, especially if a situation involves contact with law enforcement or emergency mental health practitioners (Community TIES, Dane County Human Services)
Accelerated access to behavioral consultation and program recommendations (Community TIES and Responsive Solutions)
Home and workplace Adaptations & Modification Program (Responsive Solutions Inc.)
Additional care giver support in the person’s home or workplace (Responsive Solutions Inc.)
Access to psychiatric consultation (Community TIES or Dane County Human Services)
Follow-up consultation (Community TIES, Responsive Solutions Inc.)
If these services are insufficient to safely support an individual in his or her home a temporary stay at the RSI Safe House might be considered. The Safe House, an RSI property in a residential neighborhood in Madison offers a temporary, modified, secure environment for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
The purpose of a Safe House stay is to increase a care providers’ confidence and competence supporting a person with challenging and severely dysregulated behavior. Additional staff support, coordination and consultation is provided through Responsive Solutions’ Crisis Response staff.
To start a referral request for crisis services through Responsive Solutions, contact the RSI Crisis Coordinator
Madison, WI 53713
The Middleton Autism & Special Needs registry is a voluntary registry setup to collect information about community members with special needs. The intent is to provide information to Middleton first responders who are called to assist with a crisis.
Voluntary registry to provide information to first responders who will then be able to respectfully and appropriately interact with an individual when they are in contact with them.
Responsive Solutions, Inc. is a non-profit agency providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide Crisis Response and Adaptation & Modification Services.
Adaptation & Modification Program (A&M)
The goal of A&M is to create safe and appropriate environments that help ensure an individual's continued participation in community life. A&M provides services to families who have children with disabilities as well as teams working with adults with disabilities.
Projects involve assistance in making homes, apartments, and work places safer for individuals with behavioral challenges, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and/or physical disabilities. A&M staff collaborate with outside contractors, families, and support teams to develop solutions to various modification needs. We use pre-existing products when possible and always strive to blend any modifications into the current environment.
A&M offer staff are able to assist with:
safety assessments in homes and workplaces
individualized project recommendations
assistance with obtaining contractor proposals
project coordination between family/support team, the funding source, and the contractor
Crisis Response Staffing
Crisis response staff work closely with consultants from Waisman Community TIES to assist the support team to prevent or shorten stays in more restrictive settings by providing ever-evolving services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Crisis Response Staff provide a variety of time-limited supports:
staffing assistance while an individual is living at the Safehouse
Additional staffing in an individual's home or workplace
Short-term staffing during transition
Assistance with residential provider staffing vacancies
Madison, WI 53713
The Trevor Project is a suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and advocacy organization centered around LGBTQ+ youth. They offer free, confidential, and anonymous crisis intervention services online and over the phone. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S.
Text 'START' to 678-678 (standard text messaging rates may apply)
Call at 1-866-488-7386
The Well Badger Resource Center is an information and referral (I&R) service for Wisconsin individuals and families. We like to think of I&R services as the art, science, and practice of connecting you with the services they need when it comes to health and human services. Information and referral services create and maintain databases of programs and services, and then make sure, through a variety of channels and outreach, that you and others in your community know about those services.
Search our online directory: We list over 4,000 services, programs, and resources in all 72 Wisconsin counties and 11 tribal agencies. Just scroll up to the search bar above to look for what’s available in your area.
Connect one-on-one: Our certified I&R (Information & Referral) Specialists can listen to your situation, suggest programs and services to fit your needs, and follow up if needed.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI) has been the safety net in Wisconsin's continuum of care for behavioral health services since 1873. Staff provide recovery-oriented treatment to Wisconsin residents of all ages living with challenging behaviors and complex psychiatric conditions. All patients are referred by county health and human service agencies and the court system.
WMHI serves children and adults court-ordered into inpatient psychiatric assessment treatment through county-based emergency detention and commitment proceedings. These individuals are referred to as civil patients. WMHI also serves individuals court-ordered for mental health competency evaluations, treatment to competency services, and found not guilty of criminal activity by reason of mental illness. These individuals are referred to as forensic patients. The majority of forensic patients served at WMHI are women.