There are a number of valuable resources in the Sheboygan community. As school counselors we often receive information on different programs and resources which are available to the public. On this page we have highlighted several resources/programs which you may want to check into.
- Mental Health America in Sheboygan County is a local organization that offers a variety of community services. The organization’s website is www.mhasheboygan.org and provides valuable information for community members. The website offers a list of upcoming events being sponsored by MHA, links to credible resources, and information about support groups or call MHA at 458-3951 for more information.
Also vailable on the website is a confidential and anonymous tool for several common disorders. Individuals are able to complete self-assessments for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Results of the assessment are available immediately. Depending on those results, individuals may want to contact MHA to discuss possible options.
Sheboygan County currently offers several self-help groups. Support groups are peer led and there is no charge for participation. MHA proudly supports the following:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: This group is for individuals affected by a mental disorder. They meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
- Compassionate Parents: This group is for parents who have lost a child due to illness or accident. The group meets the second Monday of the month at 7 pm.
- Suicide Loss Support Group: This group provides assistance to adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group meets on the last Monday of the month at 7 pm.
Feel free to contact MHA for more information on these or any other support groups.
- Rainbow Kids provides peer support for children, teens, and their parents who have experienced loss because of death, divorce, separation or abandonment. Call Rainbow Kids at 920-452-2838 for more information or visit www.rainbowkidswi.org.
- The Family Resource Center offers a variety of services and resources to “help build strong families and strong communities.” A few examples of what they have to offer include: parenting classes, parenting videos and books, developmental screenings, staff to answer questions, and parent/child activities. They are located at 2508 S.8th Street in Sheboygan and at 1500 Douglass Drive in Plymouth. You may contact the Family Resource Center at 920-892-6706 or online at www.frc-sc.org.
- Project Youth is a resource for youth and families. They help families resolve problems before they become serious issues. They help families learn healthy patterns of communication to resolve conflicts in positive ways. Project Youth also provides a variety of youth-orientated activities. For more information call 920-458-7100.