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Youth Resources

Dane County Behavioral Health Resource Center

The Behavioral Health Resource Center (BHRC) is a voluntary person and family centered service designed to help any Dane County resident seek assistance and access behavioral health services in Dane County, regardless of insurance status, financial status, age, identity, ability or legal status. The BHRC assists Dane County residents from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. BHRC services are consumer led and consumer driven, meaning that the individual and family is the expert regarding their needs.



A 24/7 Text line providing emotional support to individuals. Coordinated by the Center for Suicide Awareness.

HOPELINE is the first Emotional Support Text Line in the State of Wisconsin and provides service throughout the entire state. HOPELINE’s purpose is to offer emotional support and resources before situations rise to crisis level. HOPELINE Text Line serves anyone in any type of situation, providing access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information via the text medium that already is commonly used and trusted.

  • Texts into HOPELINE to  741741 — anywhere, anytime, about any type of challenge or struggle

  • A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly

  • Each person that texts in is important to us and we care about what they are dealing with

Mental Health Resources:

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Suicide Prevention

As of July 16, 2022, anyone in mental health distress can call 988, send a text to 988, or use the online chat function on to connect with a counselor through what will be known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Wisconsinites who use 988 will connect with an in-state service that we fund known as the Wisconsin Lifeline.

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Mental Wellness

Resources for teens and college students. Facts, personal stories and resources about college anxiety: Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

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The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people under 25.


It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Their website offers education, stories, and directory of local resources to help get the support your loved one needs

Alcohol, Drug, Vape, and Nicotine Resources:

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Need help with quitting vaping or using nicotine products?  Free services for youth to help them quit.

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Cadca resources

Learn more about how youth are collaborating together to form coalitions in their communities around wellness and prevention.

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