Mental health resources
(No endorsement by NAMI Douglas County WI should be inferred.)

Crisis Hotlines:
218-623-1800 – Crisis line (Birch Tree Center)
715-395-2259 – Wisconsin crisis line, Human Development Center
715-392-8216 – Crisis line, Douglas Cty Health & Human Services-Mental Health
Text “Life” to 61222 – Suicide prevention texting hotline for teens
1-800-273-TALK (8255) (toll free) – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-866-488-7386 (toll free) – Crisis line for LGBTQ teens/young adults, Trevor Project
1-800-273-8255, press 1 – Veterans Crisis Line. Confidential chat at: or text to 838255.

Amberwing Center for Youth & Family Well-Being
Out-patient facility providing children, adolescents, and young adults with intensive, therapeutic mental health and chemical dependency care; and families with the education and support to help their children heal. Amberwing aims to break the paradigm of the traditional hospital; reduce stigma; and provide effective care that integrates innovative, family-focused services for young people from birth to age 25.

Bridgeport Counseling
Professional Christian counseling, including relationship counseling and counseling for teens and adults; post-military combat reintegration and military family issues; impulse control and addiction; spiritual guidance and direction; sexual abuse; parenting challenges; and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

 Bring Change 2 Mind is a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close, the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO). The organization’s mission is to: 1) provide people who have misconceptions about mental illness quick and easy access to information that combats stigma; 2) provide people who have mental illness, and those who know them, quick and easy access to information and support.

Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA)
715-392-3136 (Twin Ports)
715-373-0870 (Bayfield County)
800-649-2921 (toll free)
Offers 24-hour help line to provide crisis counseling, emotional support, information, and referrals; advocacy services to secure clients’ rights and services from other agencies; short-term counseling; weekly support groups; emergency shelter for up to 30 days or more; children’s program; legal services; rural outreach.

Creative Counseling Group
Counseling for children with behavior problems, family issues, couples, low mood, excessive worries, high stress, life transitions, low motivation, frustration over seeing multiple providers with no success. Services include helping improve behavior through innovative treatment children love; family therapy in a comfortable setting; helping people communicate and achieve goals; and reducing symptoms.

Depression Toolkit
This Web site was created at the University of Michigan Depression Center, the nation’s first multidisciplinary center dedicated to depressive and bipolar illnesses. Although you may never visit our center in person, consider our resources your resources. As allies in your fight, we hope this information will equip you to better understand your diagnosis, and inspire you to take an active role in managing your condition.

Douglas County Department of Health & Human Services, Mental Health Services
Coordinates services for treatment and support to individuals with mental illness, including advocacy, case management, information/referral, intake and assessment, and service coordination. Through contracts with local providers, offers Community Support Program, crisis intervention services, and outpatient counseling services.

Dual Recovery Anonymous™
Dual Recovery Anonymous™ (DRA) is a fellowship of men and women who meet to support each other in common recovery from two no-fault illnesses: an emotional or psychiatric illness and chemical dependency. DRA is a 12-step, self-help program based on the principals of the Twelve Steps and the experiences of men and women in recovery with a dual diagnosis. In the Twin Ports, DRA group meets Wednesdays, 3:30-5 pm, Miller-Dwan Spiritual Center (off main lobby next to gift shop), 502 E 2nd St, Duluth. For more information, contact Jenny R, 218-786-2836.

Emily Program
218-722-4180 or 888-364-5977 (toll free)
The Duluth location offers out-patient eating disorder treatment for adolescents and adults. Residential treatment is available in the Twin Cities.

Essentia Health St Mary’s-Superior Clinic
218-786-8790, 844-232-9262 (toll free)
Adult psychology, ADHD assessment, adolescent depression and anxiety, adolescent adjustment issues, grief, family and couples, PTSD, relaxation and stress management, long-term care/geriatrics.

Grassroots Empowerment Project
800-770-0588 (toll free)
Grassroots Empowerment Project (GEP) is a Wisconsin state-wide, non-profit organization that is controlled and directed by mental health consumers/survivors. It exists to help people labeled with a mental illness exercise power in their lives.

Grief Support Services, Essentia Health-St Mary’s Medical Center
Offers grief and bereavement programs, including counseling, support, and education to people of all ages who are affected prior to or after the loss of a loved one. We serve patients and their families as well as people and communities in the region with programs and services including: grief counseling, youth programs, resource center, bereavement follow-up, and support groups.

Harbor House Crisis Shelters
Provides hospitable shelter, transitional living, and services for homeless women and families: single women with no children or have lost custody of children; mothers with minor children (under age 19); fathers with minor children; married adults with or without minor children; adult females with legal custody of minor children; adult males with legal custody of minor children.

Human Development Center–Douglas County
Intensive In-home program: 715-392-8216
Project Reach Out (youth crisis intervention): 715-394-9177
Brighter Futures (age 8-12); CD treatment (adult and adolescent); Community Support Program (CSP); Intensive In-home Program, Jill’s Place, Project Reach Out, psychiatry, psychotherapy.

Lake Superior Community Health Center-Superior
Counseling for adjustment, grief and loss, women’s issues, men’s issues, relationships, co-occurring disorders; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 Lake Superior Transgender Groups
Serving people in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, LSTG provides support and assistance to all trans-identified people and their families.
Transgender Group: Open to all trans-identified people and those questioning their own gender. Meets first Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 pm.
Family, Friends and Ally Group: Open to family, friends, and allies of transgender people. Meets first Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 pm.
LSTG also provides education and training to medical and mental health facilities, businesses, and schools.

 North Country Independent Living
715-392-9118 V/TTY, 800-924-1220 V/TTY (toll free)
Services to people with disabilities in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn counties. Information and referral, advocacy, peer support, accessibility, independent living skills training, technology, public education, personal care, benefits counseling, transportation assistance.

Northland Children’s Mental Health Collaborative
This Web site highlights the mental health services and resources available in our community for parents and children. Includes a directory of mental health services, a treatment locator, and information on Navigating Insurance, Commonly Used Terms, Levels of Care, Models of Treatment, 25 Things to do to Raise Healthy Children, and How to Recognize and Respond to a Mental Health Crisis.

Northwest Journey Children’s Mental Health Day Treatment
Siren, WI: 715-349-2829,
Hayward, WI: 715-699-1241,
Provides a community-based treatment option by offering comprehensive intervention and services to prevent out-of-home placements and create family stability and individual success. Also provides therapeutic support services for children, adolescents, and families transitioning back to the community from out-of-home placements. Services include individual, family, and group counseling; family support and educational services; and coordination of care.

St Luke’s Mental Health
Inpatient services: 218-249-5326, 800-321-3790 (toll free)
Outpatient services: 218-249-7000, 800-355-8495 (toll free)
St Lukes’s Mental Health department offers in-patient and out-patient services and counseling.

Together for Youth, an inclusive, supportive and welcoming group for a LGBTQ youth
The purpose of Together for Youth is to affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied youth. We assist in navigating through a world in which their lives are often negated or denigrated. Support group meets Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm, Ordean Building, 424 W Superior St, Duluth. (Exception: the 2nd Wednesday of each month we meet at Amazing Grace Bakery and Café at 394 S Lake Av.)  For more information, contact, 218-529-2224.

Tradewinds Residence
Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) licensed by WI to provide residential services to adults who are experiencing symptoms or issues that affect their ability to live and work independently. Provides a therapeutic environment for individuals who are coping with mental illness, chemical dependency, mild dementia, and other conditions. Provides opportunities to use community resources and can be an excellent step between an institutional setting and independent living.

Text “Life” to 61222
Suicide-prevention texting hotline for teens. Someone to talk to, someone who understands, someone who won’t judge you, someone you can trust to keep the conversation confidential.

United Way 2-1-1
Phone: 211
Call 2-1-1 to speak to a specialist who will help you locate services in your area. (Cell phone users call 800-543-7709.) All phone calls are free and confidential. 2-1-1 is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get information on education, housing, counseling, health services, child care, employment assistance, food, youth services, senior services, veteran services, and more.

Wipson Counseling
Individual therapy for PTSD, anxiety, trauma, panic, addictive disorders, low self-worth, dissociative disorders; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).