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Milwaukee Health Department provides mental health resources following Rittenhouse trial, parade tragedy

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — Milwaukee officials provided a list of mental health resources following several weeks of highly emotional events in the area. 

Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Services spokesperson Taylor Fisher said in a press release the department understands residents may be experiencing distress, confusion or anger following the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the tragedy at the Waukesha Christmas parade. 

"If you or a loved one is experiencing a crisis, please know you are not alone," Fisher said. "Local mental health resources are available for children and adults." 

Fisher shared the following resources for residents to utilize: 

  • IMPACT 2-1-1. Free 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Milwaukee County mental health crisis line - 414-257-7222. Free - 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Milwaukee County Children’s Mobile Crisis Team - 414-257-7621. FREE for children and adolescents up to age 23 seeking assistance via phone or having a resource meet them in the community.
  • Milwaukee County Resource & Referral Line - 414-257-7607. Free for  children and adolescents up to age 23 seeking resources or support. 

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