Support Services and Family-to-Family



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  1. Important Telephone Numbers (Emergency)
  2. NAMI Ozaukee Membership Application Forms
  3. NAMI Family to Family
  4. LGBTQIA+  Friendly Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Options
  5. Chapter 51 and 55 (Emergency Commitment) Laws
  6. Comprehensive (List of) Mental Health Resource List (New)

Support for Vets



EMERGENCY……….Dial 9-1-1

Ozaukee County Crisis Line 24/7….262-284-8200

Behavioral Health Manager
Liza Drake ………….262-238-8155

COPE HOTLINE- OZAUKEE COUNTY-262-377-COPE (Sirona Recovery) Emotional Support Crisis Intervention – Anonymous and Confidential (24 HOURS/DAY)………………………..262-377-2673

NAMI OZAUKEE……………………….262-243-3627
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)
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Spring 2024 Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8 session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

NAMI Ozaukee is offering the latest version of the Family-to-Family Education Program beginning March 13, 2024 and ending on May 8, 2024. Classes will be held on 9 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in Grafton, Wisconsin. Class size is limited so registration is required.

Click ->  Announcement-for-Spring-F2F-2024  for the Announcement

Contact us at:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 262- 243-3627

Class size is limited!

For information concerning LGBTQIA+ mental health, drug and alcohol support issues  

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LGBTQIA+ Friendly Drug Rehab Facilities Near Me


How to Find Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers & Support

Start Your Recovery works with leading experts in effectively treating substance use issues to offer people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey. provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too.

They know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.

The goal of SYR is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources — presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand. First we ask: “Why doesn’t someone offer access to these resources in one place?” Then we ask: “Why don’t we?”

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Addiction Help


Addiction Help is your trusted educational guide to addiction and recovery, founded by recovering addicts and board-certified addiction specialists. Whether you are struggling with addiction or concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse, our mission is to lead you to a healthier, happier life.

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College Planning Guide for Students with Mental Health Disorders

Click Here -> College Planning Guide


Videos below contain information on the NAMI Family-to-Family Program


(In the above video, Family-to-Family participants in New Hampshire NAMI discuss the benefits to the Family- to-Family program.  Video takes approximately 8 minutes; however, provides a generalized discussion of Family to Family and the benefits received by the participants in the 12 week program.)

[The below video depicts a tribute to Family-to-Family (about 2+ minutes)]



Information of Wisconsin Chapter 51 Emergency Detention

and 55 Emergency Placement Statutes



Click Here:->   2011 Wisconsin Code Chapter 51

Click Here: ->  2011 Wisconsin Code Chapter 55

Comprehensive Mental Health Resource List
Reassure and Empower Families through Resources, Education, Strategies and Hope

Updated June, 2015


National Mental Health Organizations– National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – national mental health organization with local chapters. Excellent resource for general information as well as local support and information. – National Institute of Mental Health. Website filled with information, research, resources and statistics on mental illness for both adults and children. – Mental Health America – national mental health organization with state chapters. – Social Security Administration (SSA). Information about Social Security Disability Insurance. – Brain and Behavior Research Foundation general information about mental illnesses, latest research, webinars and research. – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Extensive listing of mental health resources and information websites. – SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Mental health and substance abuse treatment locator.

“I’m Not Sick and I Don’t Need Help” by Dr. Xavier Amadore. Book for family members and friends on how to support individuals with mental illness who are reluctant to seek help or are unwilling to acknowledge their illness.

Wisconsin Mental Health Organizations and Local Resources – Rogers InHealth focuses on community mental health education and stigma reduction. The website includes a library of video stories of hope and recovery from those impacted by mental illness. – Wisconsin National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – NAMI of Greater Milwaukee – Mental Health America Wisconsin Chapter Excellent search engine – Wisconsin Department of Human Services Community Mental Health Services WI FACETS (Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support) – provides training, education, resources and support for families of children and adults with disabilities. – Wisconsin Family Ties. Enhancing lives by promoting children’s mental health.

Caregivers/Family Members – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides information and resources for family members caring for a person with a mood disorder. – Share the Care. How to develop a network of friends and family to assist in care giving to prevent caregiver burn out. – Empowering Caregivers. Website devoted to those caring for a parent, spouse or child. –helping a family member or friend

Choosing a Clinician
This information is provided as a service to families and is based on feedback from a variety of sources including individual personal experiences. For this reason, we can neither endorse nor guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. You may find the below websites and sources helpful as you research the clinicians listed:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Clinician Locator (database of all licensed, board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists):

AACAP Family Resource Center:

AACAP “Where to Find Help for Your Child”:

AACAP Facts for Families (documents addressing a wide range of issues from depression to eating disorders, bullying, suicide, stepfamilies, television viewing, insurance, firearms, hospitalization and much more):

Clinicians – National listings – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Find a Doctor database. – Department of Human Services. Wisconsin directory of providers and treatment facilities for mental illness or substance abuse. – Healthy Minds provider search. – DBSA psychiatrist database from member recommendations. More focus on adult psychiatrists but may be helpful for leads and referrals to child and adolescent psychiatrists. – Anxiety Disorders Association of America database of therapists\er-search.aspx – database of providers who accept Medicare.

American Psychological Association
Public Education Line
1-800-964-2000 1-800-964-2000
Live operators available to help you 24/7 refer you to local APA board certified psychologists

American Psychiatric Association Answer Center
1-888-35-PSYCH 1-888-35-PSYCH (1-888-357-7924; 1-888-357-7924)
Live operators available 24/7 to refer you to local APA board certified psychiatrists

Clinicians – Local
Fran Arbetter, LCSW, CMFT
Very experienced with young children through teens, family therapy, mood disorders, play therapy.
Mequon Clinical Associates
1045 W Glen Oaks, Suite 1,
Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 241-7878

Cipriano, David PhD
Child and adolescent psychology, treats anxiety, depression, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, complicated grief.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
1155 N. Mayfair Rd., 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8954

Clardie, Serena MSW
Works with adolescents, young adults, depressive and bipolar, anxiety disorders, loss and grief
Midwest Center for Human Services
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Cole, Kenneth PsyD
Mequon Clinical Associates
1045 W Glen Oaks, Suite 1,
Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 241-7878

Comprehensive Counseling Services
Columbia St. Mary’s Building
1317 W. Grand Ave.
Port Washington, WI 53074

Fidlin, Brian PsyD
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Goodman, Judy, MS
Works with adolescents
8989 N Port Washington Rd,
Bayside, WI 53217

Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS
Shoreside Therapies, LLC
4530 Oakland Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI 53211

Gruenberg, Robert PsyD
8989 N Port Washington Rd.
Bayside, WI 53217

Helmrich, Julie PhD
Does crisis counseling with teens, adults, and families.
7212 W. Center St. Milwaukee, WI 53210

Malen, Carolee LCSW, ACSW
Works with Childhood loss and trauma, and attachment disorder.
8112 Bluemound Rd., Suite 106
Milwaukee, WI

Michael Mazius PhD.
Works with ADD, Underachievement Syndrome and other learning and behavioral problems.
North Shore Center
10303 N. Port Washington Rd. suite 203

Meyers, Alicia LPC, PsyD
7161 N. Port Washington Rd.
Milwaukee 53217

Nye, Stacey PhD, FAED
Works with eating disorders, depression, self-concept and women’s issues.
North Shore Center
10303 N. Port Washington Rd. suite 203

O’Brien, Jennifer LPC
Does counseling with adolescents, and specializes in female teenage development. Works with anxiety and OCD.
North Shore Center
10303 N. Port Washington Rd. suite 203

Ozaukee County Counseling Center
For those with Medical Assistance or no insurance. Individual, family and group therapy for individuals age 14 and up. Mental health and substance abuse including Intensive Outpatient for drug/alcohol. Psychiatrist that treats adults and older teens.
131 W. Main St.
Port Washington, WI 53074
(262) 284-8200

Ozaukee Family Services
Counseling on sliding scale for those without insurance or unaffordable copays and deductibles. Anxiety, depression, relationships, divorce, parenting, ADHD, behavioral issues in children, and couples and families counseling.
(262) 376-7774
4922 Columbia Road Cedarburg, WI  53012

Pasch, Laurie LCSW, LMFT, DCSW.
Does individual and family psychotherapy and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and young adults. She has expertise in loss bereavement.
North Shore Center
10303 N. Port Washington Rd. suite 203

Rogers Behavioral Health
4555 W. Schroeder Rd.
Brown Deer, WI 53223

Shorehaven Behavioral Health
Wells, Barbara
Adolescent therapist
3900 W. Brown Deer Road, Suite 200
Brown Deer, Wisconsin 53209-1220

Seydewitz, Carol, LPC, certified EMDR therapist
229 E. Wisconsin Ave Suite 906
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 419-0063

Stanley, Angela Psy D
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Adolescent Medicine Clinic
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

Psychiatrists who work with adolescents
Brehm, Donna, MD
1035 W. Glen Oaks Lane, Suite 204
Mequon, WI 53092

Chayer, Robert P MD
Medical Director, Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinic Location:
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Hale-Richlen, Barbara MD
2600 N. Mayfair Rd. Suite 850
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 771-7700

Lehrman, Jon MD (Does not see patients but can help with resources).
Chairman of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226 [email protected]

Longo, Lance, MD
Psychiatry, addiction, bipolar disorder, anxiety depression.
1020 N 12th St. Milwaukee, WI
414-219-5000 and 414-454-6753

Turcott, Carolyn MD
2600 N. Mayfair Suite 785
Milwaukee, WI 52226

Zetley, Linda MD
Associated Therapies
8989 N. Port Washington Rd. St.220
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 352-3336

Education Resources – State of Wisconsin education page with links to listings of public and private schools, K – 12 as well as post secondary. – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – Independent Education Consultant Association Professional association of consultants who can assist in locating the right type of school for a child with specific needs. – School Mental Health clearinghouse and database of resources related to schools, education and mental health. – Wrightslaw provides accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Specific Disorders -Wisconsin and national organizations with information on mental illness and specific disorders. – Online screening tools for depression, anxiety and mania. CAUTION: Screening tools should NEVER be used to make a diagnosis. These are simply tools to help an individual determine if it might be beneficial to see a clinician.


Anxiety: Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Autism: – Autism Society – Autism Speaks

Bipolar Disorder: – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – The Balanced Mind Parent Network provides support for families raising children, teens and young adults with mood disorders.

Borderline Personality Disorder:
– website dedicated to information and resources on borderline personality disorder

Report to Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder by SAMHSA. May, 2011 – information and resources on therapeutic approaches to treating borderline personality disorder (DBT and mindfulness).

Depression: – DBSA – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – information about mood disorders (depression and bipolar) for caregivers of children, teens and young adults as well as a section specifically for teens and 20-somethings.

Dealing with Depression: Resource Guide (New)


Disassociative Identity Disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder):
The Dissociative Identity Sourcebook by Deborah Bray Haddock
A Fractured Mind, My Life With Multiple Personality Disorder by Robert B. Oxnam.

Eating Disorders:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) pages on OCD – National OCD Foundation

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Military: – advocates and educates to enhance and expand community crisis intervention and support for military service individuals and their families.

Schizophrenia: – FAQ’s about schizophrenia

Self Injury (Cutting)

Substance Abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.):
Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety.

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.):
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information:
SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation’s one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD):

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
The NIAAA supports and promotes the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all by increasing the understanding of normal and abnormal biological functions and behavior relating to alcohol use, improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol use disorders and enhancing quality health care.

National Institute on Drug Abuse:
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Cocaine Anonymous:
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

Codependents Anonymous
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.

Dual Recovery Anonymous
12 Step recovery program for individuals with chemical dependency and affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Insurance – information about the health care reform act. Includes state by state listing of federal and state coverage options, answers FAQ’s, provides information about choosing quality care. – provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. This link addresses health insurance coverage for mental health conditions. – Katie Beckett waiver program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children with long-term disabilities, mental illness, or complex medical needs, living at home with their families, to obtain a Wisconsin Forward Health Medicaid card regardless of family income level. – Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner. Find information about health insurance, agents, coverage, individual plans and much more. File complaints, look up licensure, learn about laws affecting insurance and companies that provide coverage. – Fact sheet on mandated health insurance benefits in the state of Wisconsin.

LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered) – The Trevor Project. Crisis and suicide prevention for LGBT youth. – National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions. – Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists provides resources and support for LGBT community on mental illness issues. – Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people 13 to 24 years The Gay & Lesbian National Help Center
1-888 THE GLNH (888 843 4564) Youth talkline: 1-800- 246–PRIDE (7743)   Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools. The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &
Transgender Youth Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network  Founded in 1986, with over 10,000 graduates, PRIDE Institute is the nation’s first and leading provider of inpatient treatment programs and outpatient treatment programs devoted exclusively to treating the mental health and chemical dependency needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Legal/Advocacy – The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – Pro Bono attorney listing from Justice Denied – American Bar Association directory – Legal resources listing from NAMI – Wisconsin United for Mental Health. Education and awareness about mental illnesses to reduce stigma and promote recovery.

Medication Assistance – collection of over 400 prescription patient assistance programs and free or low cost clinics

Medication Information – Stahl’s Essential

Psychopharmacology Online
Treatment Facilities – National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs has a directory of therapeutic schools and programs for youth. – American Residential Treatment Association lists treatment programs for adults with severe disorders and/or dual diagnosis (substance abuse).

Last Update: March 5, 2024

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