Treatment & Recovery

Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255

If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911.  If you are suicidal, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wisconsin United for Mental Health is not a counseling or crisis service. The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders should be performed by health care professionals. The information on this site is for educational purposes only.

Only 40% of those with any mental disorder seek treatment each year.  Mental illnesses are treatable, especially when treatment is not delayed. For persons of any age, early detection and treatment can help prevent mental illness from worsening and can improve the individual’s chances for recovery.  It is important for everyone, including providers, friends, and family, to be informed about the symptoms of mental illnesses, to be knowledgeable about treatment options, and to have an understanding of stigma and recovery.

The economic impact of higher medical costs and loss of productivity that accompanies untreated mental illnesses. Just consider depression: this disease affects 16% of all Americans; medical costs for people with depression average twice the cost of others; and, people with depression are seven times more like to be unemployed or underemployed.

Know Your Rights

As a consumer of mental health services, you have a right to:

  1. Expect good quality help and services.
  2. Ask questions regarding: credentials, training, and experience of the person helping you; the treatment plan you will be on, including medication; the cost of services and provision for payment; access to your medical records.
  3. Seek another opinion about your therapy, whether the therapist is in private practice of works in an agency or public clinic.
  4. Expect confidentiality from the person helping you.
  5. Know that your written consent is required by law for the release of any information about you or your treatment.
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