Support Groups, Trainings, Resources

Support Groups
NAMI Southeast Wisconsin Support Groups
Offers several support groups at various locations and times to best accommodate our
community - for individuals living with mental health conditions, family members,
parents of children with mental health conditions, survivors of suicide, and more.
Serves: All ages
Contact: Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

The Parenting Network-Parent Connections and Parent Cafe Facebook Group
Offering virtual support for parents to share your wisdom, learn from others and come
together online to support each other during this challenging time. Now, more than
ever, it is important to connect to other parents for encouragement & ideas.
Serves: Families, parents
Contact: Call 414-671-0566 or access the information via the website linked above

Trevor Project - Trevor Space
The world's largest affirming community for LGBTQ young people.
Serves: Age 13-24
Contact: Access the information via the website linked above

Training and Workshops 
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

NAMI Family-to-Family 

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

How To Talk About Mental Health
Person-first language maintains the integrity of individuals as whole human beings. Example: “person with a substance use disorder” has a neutral tone and
distinguishes the person from their diagnosis and can support people in feeling that they are more than a stigmatized label.

As in any other situation, if you’re unsure what language to use with a person, asking them what language they identify with, or deferring to the words they
use to describe themselves can help people feel seen and respected.

You're Not Fine Fact Sheet- things you can say when you're not "fine"

They're Not Fine Fact Sheet-what to say when someone tells you they're fine but they're not

Mental Health Resources from the Greendale Public Library
Youth, Teens, and Adults

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