Behavioral Health

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Extension educators work with local leaders to create healthier communities. We apply the research and resources of UW-Madison to help:

  • Promote positive mental health by teaching skills to manage stress more effectively, practice self-care and reduce risky substance use by youth and adults.
  • Build community skills, tools and resources to promote health.

Contact your local Extension Office to learn more.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping Educational Tools and Resources 
Feel better informed and equipped to help young people understand the dangers of e-cigarettes and overcome the temptation and effects of vaping.

How to support young people who want to quit vaping

How parents can help

Alternatives to discipline in schools

Prevention education programs for schools


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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Gain the skills you need to provide initial help to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a crisis.

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Creating Resilient Communities

Learn how organizations can partner with public and private sectors to prioritize behavioral health and work toward healthier Wisconsin residents.


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Mindfulness and Stress Management

Learn practical strategies to cope with stress in our Taking Care of You program.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Learn how Extension can help your community address the opioid crisis.


Contact us for more information about our Behavioral Health resources.

 

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