Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

National Suicide Hotline = 1 (800) 273-8255

Local Crisis Hotline = (715) 845-4326

Texting Hotline = Text "Home" to 741741 and someone will text back immediately and continue talking with you.

Although adults don't often know about it, many Wisconsin youth experience symptoms of depression, think about suicide, make plans to die by suicide, and even make a suicide attempt each year. Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the nation. This web page provides information and resources for youth suicide prevention to school staff, administrators, school boards, and other members of the school community.

Learn the warning signs and what you can do if you are concerned about a student.

Resilience

Building resilience — the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress — can help our children manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. The good news is that resilience skills can be learned.

United Way

United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information & referral service – available 24/7 for your health and human service needs. Our 2-1-1 serves residents of Marathon, Portage, Lincoln, Oneida & Vilas Counties. Our 2-1-1 program is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS).

Teen LEAP

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Community Services in offering FREE classes for parents and teens to attend together. The group runs for 10 weeks and topics include: Building Positive Relationships ~ Setting & Implementing Boundaries ~ Issues Teens face & How to Support Them ~ Developing Strengths ~ Improving Empathy ~ Communication ~ Overcoming Stress and Anger.