Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help

Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — A network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in a mental health crisis, suicidal crisis or emotional crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Committed to improving services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals and building awareness. (Veterans, press “1”)


National Drug Helpline — Offers free, 24/7 drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a confidential, free information service in English and Spanish. It is for individuals and family members facing a mental health crisis and/or substance use disorder. We provide referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Order free publications and other information.


Services in Lakeshore CAP’s Coverage Area

Manitowoc County

  • Pathways Alcohol & Drug Treatment & Recovery Services — Pathways to a Better Life is a dual diagnosis treatment facility that provides individualized care without judgement to those affected by the disease of addiction. It integrates mental health treatment at the same time as addiction treatment. There are 8 programs to choose from and family members are encouraged to participate. Make the call today: 920-894-1374. Pathways is located at 530 State Road 67, Kiel, WI  53042
  • Core Treatment Services A nonprofit, 16-bed residential and day-treatment AODA treatment center in Manitowoc that provides evidenced-based treatment to individuals who struggle with substance abuse and/or co-occuring mental health conditions.3 Riverview Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220  Call 920-663-1035 or email
  • NAMI Manitowoc (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — Mental health services does not just refer to medication or therapy but also to case management services, treatment teams, residential treatment, supported employment, supportive housing, peer support and more. Follow the link for mental health crisis & other services in Manitowoc County.
  • Prevent Suicide Wisconsin/Manitowoc County Join one of two groups IF you have lost a loved one, whether a family member, friend or colleague. Our goal is to raise awareness, offer support and to end suicide. Contact: 920-901-0779. Crisis line: 920-683-4230 or 888-552-6642 after hours.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Manitowoc county or call 800-662-4357.
  • Lighthouse Recovery Community Center — It’s mission is to empower those seeking recovery by providing access to resources, recovery support services, and a safe social space to gather. We educate the community about recovery with the aim to reduce stigma that is related to Substance Abuse Disorder. 721 Park St, Manitowoc. Contact: or call 920-374-4433.
  • Other Manitowoc Help Lines

Door County

  • NAMI Door — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Door County.
  • Door County Mental Health Crisis Prevention Resource Guide — This list was compiled as a collaborative effort by numerous individuals invested in the mental health of Door County citizens.
  • Lakeshore CAP JAK’s Place — A drop-in resource center in Sturgeon Bay providing structured and social resources to those affected by mental illness and to family members in need of support and information. Call 920-818-0525.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Door County or call 800-662-4357.

Sheboygan County

  • NAMI Sheboygan — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Sheboygan County.
  • Sheboygan County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center — Providing treatment to residents suffering with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or the negative effects of traumatic life experiences to foster hope, reduce symptoms, and promote recovery and improve quality of life. 24-Hour Crisis Service & involuntary commitments; mobile, walk-in and telephone service  877-688-0734
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Sheboygan County or call 800-662-4357.

Kewaunee County


State Agencies

Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Organization — Our strategy is for you. Whatever you do, wherever you live, work or play in Wisconsin, you can have a role in preventing suicide. And this plan can help. Find resources and centers in your county on our website or call 414-336-7970.

AODA Provider Directory by Wisconsin County — Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment encompasses a wide range of programs for individuals, family and friends affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Wisconsin community programs include detox centers, day treatment, inpatient/outpatient facilities, residential programs, and intervention/prevention efforts.

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 2-1-1 — The Recovery Helpline is available to connect people with resources in your community to overcome a dependence on Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Opioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is managed by 211 Wisconsin. Staffed by caring, trained specialists, it is a safe, trusted place to quickly turn for information. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 211 or 833-944-4673.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services — The DHS is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin. It is working to reduce the impact of mental illnesses on Wisconsin’s citizens. Support is available! Find an index of community programs on our link or call 608-266-2717.

Wisconsin Family Ties —CHANGING LIVES BY IMPROVING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH. Wisconsin Family Ties (WFT) is the only statewide, parent-run organization in Wisconsin working with families that include children with social, emotional or behavioral challenges. We walk beside families to provide emotional support while helping to navigate the complex service and treatment systems with which they are involved .. 16 N Carroll St, Ste 230, Madison, WI 53703. Question? Email us at or call 608-267-6800.


National & Private Agencies

Mental Health First Aid USA — Get involved and make a difference. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your job and your community. Find courses and instructors and follow Mental Health First Aid’s stories, thoughts, and reflections on mental illness, drug abuse, self-harm, depression, anxiety, etc. Mental Health First Aid USA is ramping up its efforts for a better response to tearing down the barriers that prevent people from seeking and receiving help by talking about mental health and substance abuse. Knowing how to respond when someone tells you they’re NOT okay can change — or even save — a life! Notice when a person may need support. Learn, in particular, where you can direct people for appropriate help. Find ways to start and continue conversations about mental health and substance use: Watch this video on having that Awkward Conversation.Contact or call 888-244-8980, ext 4.

Veterans Crisis Line: CALL THE NATIONAL LIFELINE at 1-800-273-8255Press “1” OR Text 838255 — Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. From mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans dealing with relationships or the transition back to civilian life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — A web site that shows the location of residential, outpatient, and hospital inpatient treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism throughout the country. This information is also accessible by calling 800-662-4357.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — A voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. We give those affected by suicide a place to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP has chapters in all 50 states. As a result, people have a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy. Contact us at 888-333-2377. Of all addictions, perhaps none is more likely to result in suicide than opioid addiction. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from opioids. Due to the nature of overdose, it is impossible to know how many of these deaths were accidental and how many were suicides. However, no matter where you live, there is a drug rehab center that can help you overcome your addiction. We’ll help you find it. Contact a treatment expert at 844-236-5318.

Sex Trafficking Training Tool for Parents This training brochure explores the topics of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. With proper awareness, parents can begin to understand the warning signs and help their children avoid behavior and people and places that could lead to exploitation and abuse. National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888

Drug Rehab USA  Reduce the impact of substance abuse by locating proper treatment. This is your source for finding the right alcohol and drug rehab centers for you! Drug Rehab USA created a user-friendly free directory that uses location technology to display addiction treatment near you. The data in this directory comes from Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator by SAMSHA. Click on green link or call the SAMSHA National Helpline at 800662HELP (4357). — Addiction takes so much away from you: friends, family, career, and even your personality. No matter what addiction you are struggling with, there is a treatment program out there for you. At Rehab Spot, we are focused on helping individuals struggling with alcohol dependency to safely and comfortably quit and gain control over their life. Get addiction information for addicts or loved ones and find a treatment center on our website or connect with a compassionate treatment specialist at 844-658-0552. — A person with a co-occurring disorder has been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and another mental health disorder. Any mental health disorder can co-occur alongside substance use disorders. The most common types of co-occurring disorders include mood, anxiety, psychotic, eating, personality and behavioral disorders. Co-occurring disorders, sometimes called dual disorders, are best treated through integrated treatment that addresses both issues at the same time. is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery. For 24/7 help, call 855-520-2898. — They have compiled an extensive directory of drug and alcohol rehab centers located throughout the United States, which can be narrowed down by state and city. This site is full of information and resources! Once you step over the line from use to abuse, it’s difficult for anyone to fight their addiction on their own. Pairing you with the right type of program is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety. To experience life without addiction, call them at 866-650-2452 or go to Inpatient Drug Rehab Center Locator

D’Amore Mental Health/Teenage Suicide — On this important resource and FAQ website, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions about teenage suicide and practical information for what to do if you are concerned about a loved one. If you have a teenager you care about in your life, it is important to be aware of the mental health and suicide risks they are facing. Go to the D’Amore Mental Health website through the green title or call 714-868-7139.

Addiction Rehab Centers — Doctors and therapists will create a plan for recovery based on the substance being abused and the severity of the addiction. These include inpatient and outpatient rehab, ongoing support groups and multiple kinds of therapies. Contact our Indiana addiction hotline at: (877) 659-4555 — Substance abuse among the elderly (adults over the age of 60), particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance abuse among senior citizens can be classified into two general forms: the “hardy survivor,” or those who have been abusing substances for many years and have reached 65, and the “late onset” group, which is those who form addictions later in life. Regardless of how old you are or when your addiction started, there are treatment options available to help you get back on a healthy path. Contact a treatment expert at 855-781-0841.

DetoxRehabs — Learning how to identify the early signs of mental health issues can potentially decrease their severity. Professional treatment can help individuals manage these issues as they pursue a healthy future. Knowing about mental health can help individuals and families understand the significance of symptoms, how an illness might develop, and what to do to help. To learn more about how to identify early signs of mental health issues or substance abuse and find detox centers and rehab programs, contact us at 888-694-3198.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide — Our mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides. We do this by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational & training programs. Contact us through our website or call 732-410-7900 to find out more about our efforts and, furthermore, how YOU can help!

Common Addictions in the Elderly — Substance misuse among the elderly can oftentimes be overlooked, but is still prevalent in today’s society. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as reported in 2018, about 1 million adults over the age of 65 live with a substance use disorder. For example, alcohol has proven to be the most commonly used substance in older adults and many elderly adults take prescriptions, making it a recipe for disaster.Healing is possible! Treatment options are discussed on the website or call 855-524-9814. (Treatment information for other than elderly populations is also available on this site.) 

Social Media Addiction — Research has shown that too much social media use can result in long-term negative mental health issues including lowered self-esteem and increased feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation.The way social media interacts with your brain makes it inherently addictive. When you share content on social media, your brain releases dopamine, the same neurotransmitter that is released when you take addictive drugs. Visit our website or call 949-272-8652.for information and resources.

Alcohol Rehab — Since there are thousands of inpatient rehab centers available, it is important to choose the one that’s right for you. This decision will require some research, but this website has important factors to consider as you weigh your options.Please contact a dedicated treatment professional today to get answers to your questions about rehab and recovery. Call 855-919-2515.

Wavelengths Recovery — A comprehensive guide about certain life skills that aren’t necessarily going to make recovery a cakewalk, Seven steps to help you during times of struggle.Life skills are tools you need to help you thrive in your everyday life.Call for 24/7 help at 844-948-1161.

(These sites are not all-inclusive or guaranteed accurate over time.)

You may always dial  2-1-1 for community information and referral services in almost all areas of the United States


WIRCO Sheboygan/AODA Resources

WIRCO Sheboygan/AODA Resources


As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WIRCO and The Bridge Recovery Community Center now offers virtual options for all of our meetings and programs.  Staying connected is vital in recovery and we are here for you!  Please check our WIRCO Sheboygan Facebook page for all updated events and check out our website to access our calendar and all of the virtual links.


Spring is in the air and it is a great time to Get Connected!  WIRCO and The Bridge continue to offer over 15 programs/meetings weekly both in person (with proper precautions) and virtually.  Please refer to our Virtual Calendar on our website for the monthly schedule and Zoom links.  New in March is the “Back to Basics” workshop sponsored by the Primary Purpose Group on Saturdays from 5:30-6:30 PM. This is a workshop designed to dig into the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and is available to anyone seeking recovery from any substance.

Big News for 24 Hours of Recovery!

Looking ahead, we are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for 24 Hours of Recovery this year as Best Selling Author and Addiction Recovery Speaker Brandon Novak. He will be speaking live here on Sept. 17, 2021, from 7-8 pm, and we are looking forward to hearing his miraculous journey of recovery. Please stay tuned for more information for this important and fun event!

Get Connected in your recovery with WIRCO!


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WIRCO at 730 Erie Avenue,  Sheboygan, WI, 53081. 

If you want to get involved, please email us at

The Bridge Recovery Community Center
730 Erie Avenue Sheboygan, WI 53081

For more information about WIRCO, or if you are in need of services, please contact us at 920-234-5016 or online at


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We remain open during this time with proper precautions in place including limiting our capacity, screening at the door, temperature monitoring, thorough sanitization and mask wearing.

We hope you continue to attend our meetings and programs and stay connected, whether virtual or in person.


We also host over fourteen different meetings at our Recovery Community Center, The Bridge and WIRCO are open (standard COVID precautions in place) for support services Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am-4pm.

Sheboygan County has many resources for individuals seeking recovery! The Rightway Club is still open for in person meetings as well as virtual meetings.  Please see their website or their Facebook page for more information.

The 1907 Club is also open for in person meetings and virtual meetings. Please see their Facebook page for up to date meeting lists.

The Lighthouse Recovery Community Center is hosting their fundraiser this Saturday 11/14/2020 and will be featuring Guest Speaker Joseph Green, please see their Facebook page for more information.

Samaritan’s Hand, the Open Door, and MHA of Sheboygan, also provide resources for individuals seeking recovery, please see their websites and Facebook pages for more information.

Recovery is all about connection and there are many ways to stay involved and connected in the recovery community. Please reach out to us at 920-234-5016 or stop by The Bridge (730 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081) if you are looking for ways to get connected.


Please see our WIRCO Sheboygan Facebook page at for the latest meeting updates as well as stay tuned for our interactive calendar on our website at

WIRCO Sheboygan/AODA Resources

WIRCO’S Virtual 24 Hours of Recovery

12 days left until 24 Hours of Recovery! Beginning at 6:00 PM on September 15th. Visit WIRCO Sheboygan at

This is WIRCO’s major annual fundraiser featuring a different speaker live, every hour for 24 hours, all virtually via Facebook Live so you can enjoy it from the comforts of home.  We are excited and grateful to have so many great speakers ready to share their experience, strength and hope with everyone.


Montee Ball from Wisconsin Voices for Recovery will begin the event at 6 PM on 09/25.  Montee Ball is a former running back for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers and was drafted by the Broncos in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft. His NFL career sputtered out in just three seasons due to issues stemming from his alcoholism and depression.  He is hoping to continue helping others avoid his mistakes by speaking candidly about his struggles with alcoholism and mental illness that contributed to the end of his football career.  We thank Wisconsin Voices for Recovery for their sponsorship of Montee and for all of the work they do for the recovery community.   


Chester Marcol will wrap up the event at 6 PM on 09/26 by sharing his journey and then offering a book signing.  By 1972, Chester Marcol became a household name in Wisconsin after being named National Football League rookie of the year with the Green Bay Packers. He led the league in scoring in two of his first three years and was among the top place-kickers in the game.  In his autobiography Alive and Kicking Marcol talks about the hurdles he overcame as a Polish immigrant to become an NFL star, provides a no-holds-barred look at his alcohol and substance abuse that cost him his football career and family. A member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Marcol lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where he works as a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor and fights the daily battle to remain clean and sober.

WIRCO Services

For more information about WIRCO, or if you are in need of services, please contact us at 920-234-5016 or online at

The Bridge – Sheboygan Recovery Center

The Bridge – Sheboygan Recovery Center

New and Exciting at “The Bridge” WIRCO Recovery Community Center

We are pleased to announce the naming of our new Recovery Community Center, now known as The Bridge! There has been much growth since we opened and we continue to expand our programs. Starting in August, we will offer a Mindfulness Meditation group on Tuesdays from 10-11am. On Wednesdays, we will offer Alateen from 3-4pm. The Mindfulness Meditation program is for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness and how to use meditation in this time of chaos to ground yourself and bring awareness to the present moment. Our Alateen group is designed to help young people affected by another person’s use of alcohol or drugs and will be a great resource for adolescents. We are also working on our first major fundraiser for The Bridge called 24 Hours of Recovery. It features live speakers every hour for 24 hours for September – National Recovery Month.  Watch for more news on this fun and exciting event soon!

Meetings Continue

We continue to host meetings at The Bridge (masks are required, and we can supply them if needed) and will continue to support the recovery community. Please check out our website “” or our Facebook page “WIRCO Sheboygan” for our calendar and more!

Thank you for your continued support to our mission: WIRCO seeks to establish and sustain a Recovery Community Organization and Center that embraces all pathways to recovery and support all individuals impacted by the disease of addiction through education and coaching, programming, referrals, and advocacy.

The Bridge – Get Connected, Stay Connected!
734 Erie Avenue (behind Usadel’s)
Sheboygan, WI

For more information about WIRCO, or if you are in need of services, please contact us at 920-234-5016 or online at

Lighthouse Recovery Center COACH TRAINING

Lighthouse Recovery Center COACH TRAINING

The Lighthouse Recovery Community Center (LRCC) presents RECOVERY COACH TRAINING

  • November 7th-10th
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Beacon Organizational Consulting
  • 814 Washington Street
  • Manitowoc, WI  54220
The cost of the training is $400 which includes materials and lunches. There are limited scholarships available. Registration closes October 28th.

Included in the cost of this 4-day intensive training:

  • All course materials
  • Daily lunch
  • Certificate of completion from the CCAR

The Connecticul Community Recovery Coach Academy© (CCAR) is an intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long­-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The Academy prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© participants will:

  • Describe Recovery Coach role and functions
  • List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
  • Build skills to enhance relationships
  • Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching
  • Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story
  • Understand the stages of recovery
  • Describe the stages of change and their applications
  • Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
  • Address ethical and boundaries issues
  • Experience recovery wellness planning
  • Practice newly acquired skills

Feel free to contact LRCC at 920-374-4433 or email at if you have any questions.