Creating solutions for mental and behavioral health

Our kids are facing a mental and behavioral health crisis, and Children’s Wisconsin is committed to changing that.

Bringing kids' mental and behavioral health into the light

Kids across Wisconsin are facing a mental and behavioral health crisis. They have high rates of anxiety, depression and suicide and not enough access to care. But with your help, we can change that.

At Children's Wisconsin, we believe caring for a child's mental and behavioral health is just as important as caring for their physical health. We’re inviting you to help us Shine Through and light a path forward to better mental and behavioral health for kids in our state.

Parents, start here

You are not alone in caring for your child's mental and behavioral health. Children's Wisconsin has resources and tips for talking to your child.

It’s time to Shine Through

Shine Through brings to life the important work Children’s Wisconsin is doing to detect needs sooner, reduce stigma and improve access to care for kids with mental and behavioral health needs.

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Halfway mark passed on five-year commitment to address mental health crisis

Significant progress has been made since Children’s Wisconsin identified seven key initiatives to help address the mental health crisis.


From darkness to light: Carson's story of strength and survival

At 3:03 a.m. on the morning of March 4, 2017, 14-year-old Carson Molle went out to his family’s garage and did something unthinkable, something irreversible, something sadly all too common.

Turning tragedy to hope

Jeff Yabuki’s brother, Craig, died by suicide in 2017. That experience led Jeff to make a groundbreaking gift that will transform how mental and behavioral health services are provided at Children’s Wisconsin.