Navigating the Resource Roadmap for Mental Health may feel like a maze or a minefield. We can help! If you are looking for resources to help your child, you may find some practical directions here. We’ve listed some FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) that may help you on the road to finding answers for your family.
- Where do we begin if we don’t have a diagnosis or treatment plan for our child?
- What if our health insurance doesn’t cover our child’s mental health treatment needs?
- How can we learn about Medicaid or other programs to pay for therapy and/or medication for our child?
- Are there any support groups or “parent to parent” resources for us?
- Who can help with school problems and learning about the IEP (Individual Educational Plan) process?
- How can we learn more about our child’s diagnosis and where to get qualified treatment close to home?
- Are there any advocacy groups or resources to help us find quality child care? Who can provide and pay for respite care?
The Western Region Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) also works with children with mental health needs. Together, we can help find the answers to these and other questions about mental health resources in the Chippewa Valley. Contact by phone at 715-726-7900 or 1-800-400-3678 or e-mail: Dawn Stark.