Real kids. Real stories.

Children's Wisconsin has been actively committed to the mental and behavioral health needs of kids for decades. Here are just a few of their stories.

 

Changing the approach. Changing lives.

Improving mental and behavioral health care for kids can change the trajectory of their whole life. See how we are changing their world one story at a time.

Stories

 

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.

Helping kids in their school

An innovative partnership between Children’s Wisconsin and the Racine Unified School District brings therapists into schools.

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.

Screening for suicide in our Emergency Department

Since 2018, all kids age 11 and up are given the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions when they come to our Emergency Department.

Cady's story: How one teen fought anxiety

Screening for depression in Children’s Wisconsin primary care clinics is helping catch teens’ mental health concerns early.

Screening teens for depression

Signs of anxiety and depression are often missed — but this simple screening tool aims to fix that.

Building healthy brains through early childhood mental health

Because a child’s first five years are a critical period of development, Children’s Wisconsin recently launched an Early Childhood Mental Health Program.