Welcome to Behavioral Health where we provide outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse services to members of the Oneida community. Our licensed professionals believe in a holistic approach to your wellbeing by providing care in a culturally-sensitive manner to achieve positive outcomes.
Behavioral Health is a State of Wisconsin Licensed facility, and we work cooperatively with the Brown County Crisis Center for after-hours crisis care.
My provider “has been immensely helpful in being able to talk about my past in a safe respectful manner.”
– an OBH client
Ka?nikuhli.yo Family Center – Behavioral Health Services
As part of the Comprehensive Health Division our mission is to empower individuals and families within the Oneida community to restore harmony in mind, body and spirit through culturally-inspired interventions for the next 7 generations.
Oneida Comprehensive Health Division
VISION: We Provide the highest quality, holistic health care to ensure the future wellness of our Oneida Community.
MISSION: Our Mission is to empower individuals and families within the Oneida community to restore harmony in mind, body and spirit through culturally-inspired interventions for the next 7 generations.
VALUES: Responsive Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Culturally Sensitive, Communication, Respect and Safety.
“Very welcoming and understanding.
I tend to over explain things and in the past
with previous mental health services I’ve been shut down or felt as though I wasn’t heard.
However, I felt understood today and realized a lot do things that I didn’t before
and that’s beautiful. Thank you.”
– an OBH client
- Triage Counseling
- Therapy (Individual, Couples and Family Therapy)
- Gambling Assistance
- Tobacco Abuse
- Psychological Evaluations
- Psychiatry (Adult and Child – Evaluations and Medication Management)
- Safe Care Pathway (helps identify those at risk for suicide)
- Social Work Services and family support teams
- Wellness Support Services (walk-ins welcome)
- Substance Abuse ATODA (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse)
- Same Day Substance Abuse Care
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Hub and Spoke – A Comprehensive Approach
- Insights Group
- Transformations Group – DBT for Recovery
- Discovery Group – Intensive Outpatient Therapy
- Journey Group – Aftercare Therapy
- Recovery Coaching
- NARCAN® and Fentanyl Test Strips
Counselors are available to assist you in getting your initial intake appointment either by phone or walk in services. Our triage counselor is also available to assist if you are in crisis, suicidal or just not feeling well. Our triage counselor will either see you at our office location or will go out into the community if you are not able to get in to see us.
We also offer alternative health modalities like breath work, Reiki, Brain Spotting and Reflexology. Our phones are transferred to the Brown County Crisis Center at 4:30 p.m. daily for any afterhours crisis calls.
“The services are vital to mental health healing and growth. I am grateful for the services…”
– an OBH client
Families are welcome! Join us Saturday, September 30 for Recovery Day of Service
Together we are stronger. Please join us on Saturday, September 30 for Recovery Day of Service. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. at Tysunhenkwa followed by volunteering at Tysunhenkwa from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at the Recovery Nest at 12:30 p.m. And, from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m., we will finish with a Recovery Nest Fire Meeting. Please click here to see the related flyer.
Councilwoman Jennifer Webster on Small Talks
Councilwoman Jennifer Webster shares a message for parents, caregivers and other community role models about how important it is to have Small Talks with children about underage drinking. To learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Health Services “Small Talks,” click here.
Mental Health Navigation Guide
If you’re seeking help finding mental health services, the Mental Health Navigation Guide is a great place to start. Simply click this link to access the guide and find the contact information you need now.
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- National Self-Check Month
- Restore and Refresh with Dry January
- Child Abuse Prevention
- Access to Services
- KUNHI-YO “I’m Healthy” Participants Make It a Meaningful Day
- KUNHI-YO’ “I’m Healthy” Conference – August 31
- Silence the Shame
- Making Healthy Choices
- Clean Your Medicine Cabinets
- Making Mental Health a Priority
Alcohol Abuse Awareness
If you or a loved one is abusing alcohol, we are here to help. The clinical staff at Oneida Behavioral Services are ready to provide education, support, and treatment to clients who are affected by problem drinking.
- Have you ever felt you needed to cut down on your drinking?
- Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
- Have you ever felt guilty about drinking?
- Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (“eye-opener”) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
Answering “yes” to two or more of the above questions may be a sign that alcohol use is a problem. The medical providers at Health Services recommend that if you chose to drink, that it be in moderation. This means no more than 1-2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink a day for women. One drink can equal:
- 12 ounces of regular beer, which is usually about 5% alcohol
- 5 ounces of wine, which is typically about 12% alcohol
- 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, which is about 40% alcohol
Individuals who are ages 21 and younger, pregnant women, and those who have health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and liver disease should avoid alcohol. Also, please talk with your doctor if you take prescription or over the counter medication, as it may be dangerous to combine them with alcohol.
There is help and support available at Health Services. Our Health Services team can provide the following services to our registered clients:
- Confidential assessments and screening
- Patient/family education
- Referrals to inpatient, detox, and intensive outpatient treatment
- Individual or family counseling
- Information on AA meetings, Al-Anon meetings, and other community supports
- Support for those who have a loved one who is using/abusing alcohol
- Individualized Treatment Planning
For more information on how the Oneida Behavioral Health Services can help, call (920) 490-3790 or (920) 490-3860 and ask to speak with a Triage Counselor. We are here to help.
Below are links to video testimonials from Oneida Nation leaders sharing their experiences and perspective regarding Oneida Behavioral Health (OBH) and the role it plays in meeting the community’s mental health needs.
Director of Public Relations for Oneida Nation Bobbi Webster
“Chairman Hill explains how Oneida Behavioral Health responded to the opioid epidemic…”
“Chairman Hill believes that having access to services through Oneida Behavioral Health is a great opportunity…”
“Mental health is an important issue that needs to be addressed. OBH can help…”
Chairman for Oneida Nation Tehassi Hill
Chief Judge of Oneida Nation Judiciary Layatalati Hill
Director of Oneida Nation Head Start Program Debbie Thundercloud
Oneida Nation Member Marie Cornelius
“Oneida Behavioral Health has a humungous impact on the community and it’s people…”
“Oneida Behavioral Health provides many important services…”
“Oneida Behavioral Health offers a cultural component of care that is vitally important…”
Oneida Business Committee Member Kirby Metoxen
“Knows firsthand how it is to deal with an addiction and Oneida Behavioral Health is there to help when you’re willing to take the initiative…”
Oneida High School Principal Artley Skenandore
“Oneida Behavioral Health is also responsive, sharing compassion and support…”
“The school has been working with Oneida Behavioral Health for several years which was particularly important during the pandemic…”
“The long-term, positive relationship with Oneida Behavioral Health has been a real benefit…”
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center General Manager Steve Ninham
“Oneida Behavioral Health is a wonderful resource for Tribal members…”
“Oneida Behavioral Health provided much needed services following the 2021 shooting at the hotel…”
“It’s important to consider your own mental health…”
Oneida Casino General Manager Louise Cornelius
“OBH was very instrumental in assisting the casino and hotel following the May 2021 shooting incident.”
“The benefit of making employee referrals to OBH.”
Oneida Nation Councilwoman Jennifer Webster
“Oneida Behavioral Health is so important to the Oneida community.”
“OBH has a phenomenal team that is responsive to the community’s health needs.”