Suicide Prevention

We know life is difficult when you’re struggling with mental health or substance use. Remember that it’s OK to ask for help and support is available to help you and your loved ones. St. Croix County’s Behavioral Health Emergency Services and Crisis Program provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, dial 911 and ask for the Mental Health Crisis Team.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide you can also find help at the resources listed below:

Local Support

For non-emergency services call 𝟳𝟭𝟱-𝟮𝟰𝟲-𝟴𝟮𝟱𝟱 to set up an appointment or get find resources.

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Hopeline

An emotional support text line that provides free and confidential services 24/7 throughout all of Wisconsin.

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Lifeline Chat

Provides free and confidential support to anyone in distress nationwide at
1-800-273-8255 or via online chat.

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How to Help

Suicide is preventable and we need your help to address it. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, culture, or background. You can help by learning the signs and how to communicate with people you are concerned about.

Learn the Signs

Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

Learn the Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Have a Conversation

Having a conversation about mental health might feel awkward, but it can make all the difference. The National Suicide Prevention and Seize the Awkward websites have conversation guides that can help you help those in need.

5 Steps to Help Someone in a Crisis

Find Tips to Have Difficult Conversations

Mental Health Symposium – June 2022

On June 8, 2022, St. Croix County held our 1st Mental Health Symposium. This is the first of a series of annual events to share local perspectives and resources around Mental Health. This first symposium focused on suicide prevention. Speakers included

  • Bob Rohret – St. Croix County Director of Human Services
  • Patty Schachtner – St. Croix County Chief Medical Examiner
  • Shar Lopez – St. Croix County Behavioral Health Administrator
  • Kelli Engen – St. Croix County Public Health Administrator
  • Guest Speaker, Rick Rittmaster – Retired Army Chaplain and Ordained Pastor