Waushara County Health News

Mental Health

 

Mental health refers to a person’s emotional well-being. The World Health Organization relates mental health to the ability of a person to reach their full potential. If a person has good mental health, they can cope with the normal stresses of life. They are also able to work productively and make contributions to their community.

Mental health conditions affect everyone. They do not discriminate. Anyone of any race, color, gender, or identity can be affected with a mental health condition. A person’s background, however, can make it more difficult to access mental health treatment.

Wautoma offers three main mental health resources. First, Family Health/La Clinica is a center for behavioral health services and counseling. Family Health/La Clinica is located at 400 South Townline Road. Appointments can be made through your primary care physician. You can also make appointments directly through Family Health/La Clinica. To schedule an appointment, call (920) 787-5514. Appointments can usually be made within one to seven days.

Options Treatment is a center for mental and behavioral health services. Options Treatment is located at 719 West Main Street. To schedule an appointment, call (920) 787-7472.

Finally, Waushara County Clinical Services works with individuals with mental health needs, alcohol or other drug abuse addictions, or those who are experiencing a mental health crisis situation. For general information about Waushara County Clinical Services, call (920) 787-6550.

 

If you are experiencing an immediate mental health crisis during business hours, please call 920-787-6618 and request to speak to a crisis worker. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For After Hours Crisis, please call (920) 787-3321.

There are other mental health resources available in nearby cities. These cities include, but are not limited to: Appleton, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, and Waupaca. Many major medical providers offer mental health services in these cities.

ThedaCare offers behavioral health services in Oshkosh, Menasha, and Waupaca. Ascension St. Michael’s has three behavioral health locations in Stevens Point, alone. Finally, Aurora has a behavioral health location in Oshkosh.

 

For a full list of local mental health resources, please stop by the Waushara County Health Department and pick up a “Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services” brochure.