Mental Health Matters

May 2019

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Mental Health Resources On RASD Website

The Mental Health Resources section of the RASD website is located under the Community tab.

Fond du Lac County Crisis Unit

920-929-3535, calls answered 24-7 by Crisis Intervention staff

How do I know if my child is struggling with a mental health issue?

Whether it's handling day-to-day stress or significant, unexpected changes, we all need help at some point in our lives. When it comes to our children, they cannot always tell us that they're struggling. It can be difficult to determine if a child's behavior is a typical developmental phase or something that says "I am having a hard time- I need help ."

Upcoming Events

Ripon Community Coalition for Youth Mental Health May Meeting, May 16 4:30-5:30 pm, Barlow Park/Journey Elementary School Media Center. Meetings take place the third Thursday of every month from 4:30-5:30pm. To be added to the email list and receive updates, contact Tanya Sanderfoot ( or follow the Community Coalition on Facebook (Ripon Community Coalition for Youth Mental Health)

"You're Not Alone" FREE screening- documentary about youth mental health presented by Milwaukee PBS and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. May 29, 6-8 pm Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (400 West College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911)

NAMI Fond du Lac (National Allicance of Mental Illness, Fond du Lac chapter) hosts a variety of support groups and events monthly. More info at

Tinkergarten- Ripon now has a Tinkergarten coach organizing classes for children 18 months-8 years old and their parent(s)/trusted adult. Play-based classes take place in nature (Riggs County Park) and encourage positive relationships between children and their treasured adult. For more information,