Behavioral Health Community Resources

What can people do to cope?

Talking with others who understand and respect how you feel — family members, faith leaders, people you trust — is a helpful way to ease your discomfort. Recognize that although you might still have these feelings over a long period, they will likely be less and less intense over time.  Make sure to exercise and eat healthy meals. Allow yourself to feel joy at times and to cry when you need to.

If you have experienced the death of a friend or loved one — or if you have been exposed to community violence — feelings of grief and anger are a normal reaction. But, if these feelings persist, access the resources on this page for more information on getting help.

Updated List of Local Resources

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center-Kenosha Human Development Services

Location: 3536 52nd Street, Kenosha, WI | Telephone: 262-764-8555

Services offered include:

  • Kenosha Community Resources Guide
  • Crisis 24/7 crisis stabilization telephone line for assistance and support, 262-657-7188
  • Sunrise Clinical Services for psychiatric services and therapy
  • Homeless Assistance Program
  • Resources, outreach, services and ongoing coordination for victims of crimes and those struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders

HOPELINE (Center for Suicide Awareness): free, anonymous text line for immediate assistance. Text “HOPELINE” to 741741

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: Available by calling 1-800-985-5990, this is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. You can also text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

211: Talk with knowledgeable community resource specialists who can connect people to immediate help by simply dialing 211.

NAMI Kenosha: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kenosha County works to improve the quality of life for people living with a mental illness in our community through education, support and advocacy. For more information, visit or call 262-652-3606.

Kenosha County Opioid Prevention and Addiction Resources: view the handout.

Local support groups: see the list here.

Support for Veterans: Make the Connection connects Veterans, their families and friends, and other supporters to VA mental health resources and hundreds of videos of Veterans sharing inspiring stories of recovery. Treatment works. Recovery is possible for all Veterans, even during these challenging times.

The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services provides our community with a weekly “Spotlight” of a Behavioral Health provider or resource. All agencies are local and cover a wide range of services and programming.