Below you will find information on national and local resources providing assistance..
CoDA.org – Codependents Anonymous – a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. For those who have experienced the painful trauma of the emptiness of childhood and relationships.
SAMHSA’s Self Help, Peer Support and Consumer Groups – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration’s online source of information for persons seeking treatment in the U.S.
Life Transitions/Grief Assistance
Bringing Baby Home – This research-based Bringing Baby Home workshop prepares couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible.
Discernment Counseling – A way for couples to look at their options before making a final decision about divorce.
Divorce Care– Is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
GRASP Help – Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing – Founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and understanding for families and individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction.
Hospice Foundation of America Grief Support Groups – Improving care and knowledge for over 30 years through award-winning programs and expert guidance.
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – A place of healing and remembrance.
Association for Mindfulness in Education – Is a collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education.
Center for Healthy Minds – To cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Located at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Vipassana – Means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago.
Mood and Thought Disorders Assistance
CHADD – National Resource on ADHD. Improving the lives of people affected by ADHD.
DBSA – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
National Alliance on Mental Illness -Is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Perinatal Support Assistance
Doula Match – Find your perfect doula – prenatal, labor, and postpartum help for families.
ICAN – to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). One in three babies are born via cesarean in the United States.
Postpartum International – 1 in 7 Women and 1 in 10 men experience serious mood and anxiety disorders during the perinatal period around the birth of a child.
Postpartum Progress – Together.Stronger. – It is the world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to maternal mental illness, with more than 400,000 monthly page views.
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support – Is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby.
Local (Southeastern Wisconsin) Perinatal Support Assistance
CARE Network Wisconsin – Childbirth Assistance Resources Education – Is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of childbearing families in our community through education, support, and advocacy.
ICAN Milwaukee – Milwaukee’s ICAN group. Meetings twice monthly in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa.
Mom’s Mental Health Initiative of Milwaukee – Helping families navigate perinatal depression and anxiety.
Well Rounded Maternity Center – MORE Midwives, Services, Classes, MORE CHOICES for your Best Birth at home, hospital, or birth center.
Trauma Information Assistance
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
National Center for PTSD – Is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.
Somatic Experiencing – Is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.