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Starting Conversations

Talking about Substance Use

We invite you to explore partner resources for tips on starting conversations about substances in order to prevent harm. Whether you’re talking to your child or a loved one, resources are available to help get you started.

Real Talks Wisconsin is an initiative that provides people with the information they need to keep themselves, their families, and their communities healthy and safe. It promotes conversations on the health and safety impacts of substance use in order to build supportive communities where prevention works, treatment is available, and recovery can happen for everyone. Find more information here.

Small Talks is a statewide campaign encouraging adults – especially parents and caregivers – to have short, casual conversations about the dangers of underage drinking with the children in their lives starting at age eight. Find more information here.

Talking about Mental Health

Starting a conversation about mental health does not need to be uncomfortable, and it can make all the difference. Explore the resources below to learn how to support a friend – or get help for yourself.