Stop the Stigma

Stop the Stigma West Allis

The West Allis Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force (WAMHSATF) was created in 2015 in response to the growing concerns related to the numerous complicated issues that affect and are affected by mental health and substance abuse in the West Allis community. Mental health and substance abuse often exist in tandem and when undiagnosed or untreated, can have a negative effect on the individual, their family, and the community at large. This multidisciplinary taskforce of community leaders and stakeholders is committed to creating awareness of these issues and then building support for the individuals and families impacted by mental health or substance abuse to seek help.

Part of this effort is the launch of the #stopthestigma campaign, a community wide awareness initiative that aims to destigmatize mental health and substance abuse disorders and encourage residents to seek information and connect with resources that can help. In cooperation with the City of West Allis Communications Department and West Allis Health Department, members of WAMHSATF will be leveraging social media, print brochures and posters, and community events to develop an open conversation about mental health and substance abuse in West Allis.

If you or a loved one is struggling with these conditions, help is available. Contact the resources below, visit 2-1-1 Impact, or call 2-1-1 for assistance.

In a life threatening emergency or if the risk of immediate harm to yourself or your loved is present, dial 9-1-1.

To Find Treatment Near You

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Resources for Kids and Teens

Professional Services Group (PSG)
1126 S. 70th Street, Suite S507
West Allis, WI 53214
414-727-2789

St. Charles Youth and Family Services
151 S. 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214
414-476-3710

Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53219
414-329-5657

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Child & Adolescent Treatment Programs
1220 Dewey Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53213
414-454-6777

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Program
8915 W. Connell Court
P.O. Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-453-1400 or 414-266-3339 for new patients

Rogers Memorial Hospital-West Allis Child and Adolescent Services
11101 W. Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227
414-327-3000

Resources for Adults

Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53219
414-329-5657

Access Recovery Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
2727 West Cleveland Avenue, #204, Milwaukee, WI 53215
414-269-8356

LaCausa Recovery Center (A Mental Health America of Wisconsin Drop In Center)
804 W. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-316-4156

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Milwaukee (DBSA)
540 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-255-8536

Rogers Memorial Hospital-West Allis Adult Services
11101 W. Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227
414-327-3000

211 Impact
Online Resource Database
2-1-1
Toll free: 866-211-3380

Resources for Seniors and Caregivers

Aurora Behavioral Health Center West Allis
2424 S 90th Street
Suite 502
West Allis, WI 53227
414-329-5657

Resources for the LGBTQA Community

FORGE
P.O. Box 1272
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414-559-2123

Pathways Counseling Center
13105 W. Bluemound Road Number100
Brookfield, WI 53005
262-641-9790

Resources For Employers

Aurora Behavioral Health Center West Allis
2424 S 90th Street
Suite 502
West Allis, WI 53227
414-329-5657

Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Resource Library
1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Ste 700
Washington, DC 20007
202-572-3737

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Resource Guides

2017 Safety Net Clinic Directory
COPE Crisis Resource Guide
CDC Alcohol Portal - Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Your Health
SAMHSA Series - Rx Pain Medication Print or Order Fact Sheets