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During a Crisis

National Suicide Hotline 988 (text or call)

Text HOPELINE 741741

Spanish Hotline (888)-628-9454

Emergencies call 911


"You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up!"

The information and links on this page can help you or a loved one to get the help you need NOW.  There are resources for the different stages of you or your loved one's journey.


SW Wisconsin Suicide Hotlines by County 

Available 24/7

Red Leaves
Iowa & Grant Counties Hotline:
(800) 362-5717
Call Center Headset
Crawford/Lafayette Richland/Sauk 
Counties Hotline:

(888) 552-6642
Vernon County Hotline:

(608) 637-7007
Iowa County Mental Health Resource Guides:
Flow chart (click here)
Category of Need (click here)

Online Counseling

Average cost $40-$70 per week ($160-$280 month)

Online Support Group After an Attempt

  • After You attempted - Alternatives to Suicide Support Group Alternative to Suicide is a peer led support group that allows participants to talk about suicidal thoughts, feelings, or experiences without fear of being judged. Participants share their struggles and successes, (920) 954-1550

  • Alternative to Suicide Support Group- 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. 7:00pm-8:30pm (Central Time) Via Zoom 

    Join by Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2730 7132       Phone in option: +1 312 626 6799 

Online Support Groups

  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - If you are 18 years or older and have suffered a loss to suicide in your life please find a group to join and express your feelings.

  • Coping After a Suicide Loss with meetings separated by your relationship with the deceased. Lost a mother, father, sibling, child. Also groups for Teens and twenty something ages. (meeting times are in East Coast time zone)

  • Compassionate Friends - Group for parents that have lost a child.  Online Services every day of the week. Time as Eastern Time Click on (Enter Room)

  • T.A.P.S. - (Veterans families Only) online grief support groups are here for you wherever you are in the grief process

  • Nami Dane County - (Scroll Down to find following support groups)

    • Connecting Support Group:

    • Bi-Polar/Depression Support Group:

    • Women Depression/Anxiety Support Group:

    • Family Support Group:

    • Youth Adult Support Group (18yrs-30yrs)

  • Emotions Anonymous - members come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from any sort of emotional difficulties.

  • Your are Not Alone -  Wisconsin Alliance For Infant Mental Health. Free 20-minute calls (via video or voice- whatever you prefer), scheduled every half hour will provide an opportunity for an individual to connect and reflect.

  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America - anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences. 

  • Depression and Bi-polar Support Alliance -  support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope.

  • Hearing Voices Network USA - Online groups are specifically for those with personal lived experience with hearing voices, seeing visions, and/or negotiating alternative realities.  They are voice-hearer facilitated.

Phone Apps to Help Someone Else

  • Suicide Crisis Support - This app is the QPR Booklet in App form which will give you warning signs, what to do and where to get help if a friend or family member is suicidal.

  •  A Friend Ask - This App gives warning signs of suicide and step by step instructions of what you should do if you feel a friend is suicidal

  • Got Your  Back  App gives resources for phone numbers to call. Possibly not speak to a live person for support.

  • Digital Resource For Mental Health at All Ages : Apps, gaming, digital education resources for Mood Improvement, Stress, Mood Disorder, Self-image, Mindfulness, Addiction Recovery, Grief & Bereavement.

Veterans ONLY
  • Together Strong: Interactive app that lets you practice what to say and do when a peer is struggling with adjustment to civilian life. 

  • Parenting2Go App helps Veterans and Service Members reconnect with their children and provides convenient tools to strengthen parenting skills. 

  • Dryhootch Battle Buddy App  This app will put you in touch with an assigned fellow vet mentor 24/7

  • Suicide Safe: can help Veterans and family members by equipping them with education and support resources to assess risk of suicide, determine appropriate next steps, and community resources

  • Positive Activity Jackpot (Android/Google play only): Positive Activity Jackpot uses a professional behavioral health therapy called pleasant event scheduling (PES), which is used to overcome depression and build resilience

  • WebMD Pain Coach App offers a holistic approach to balancing lifestyle with chronic pain conditions to help inspire a better day. 

Southwestern Wisconsin Support Groups

    • Dodgeville: Iowa County Veterans - Jason Thilges, will be in the Veterans Center at the Iowa County Health & Human Services Bldg. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

      • The Vet Center’s services are only available long term to combat veterans. They are able to meet with non-combat veterans on a limited basis. Vet Center telephone number is (608)264-5342 - 

         Open to Vets from: Iowa, Richland, Lafayette, Grant and Crawford

    • Madison: Dryhootch Madison (Scroll down to calendar) - 

      • 2825 University Ave. Suite B Madison WI. PTSD Support Group, 

      • Every Tuesday at 12:00-1:00pm and a History Round Table 1:00-2:00pm

    • LaCrosse Area

    • R & R House: Speak with a veteran who understands what you are going through

Survivors of Suicide (SOS)

Provides information and support to adults who have been affected by a suicide. For example; Co-workers, clients, family, friends etc. 

    • In Your HOME

    • Dodgeville- 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00pm -9:00pm @ Health and Human Services Building Dodgeville.  303 W Chapel St.  

    • Madison- 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 7:00pm -9:00pm @ Journey Mental Health. 25 Kessel Court, Suite 105 Madison, WI 53711 

      • Confidential S.O.S. voicemail: 608-280-2435

    • Prairie du Chien - 3rd Monday of each month 6:30pm-8:00pm

      • River District Hotel 130 S. Main Street Prairie du Chien​

      • For more information: Crossing Rivers Mental Health (608) 357-2525

    • Sauk City -2nd Thursday of each month 7:00pm-8:00pm

      • 821 Industry Dr. Sauk City, WI

      • "Traumatic / Complicated Grief Support Group" (Suicide or Overdose)

    • Monroe - 1st Monday of each month (Adult Group).  3rd Monday (Teen Group)

      • 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

      • Avenue Counseling LLC. 1518 11th St. Suite 1-4, Monroe, WI 

      • Survivors of Suicide Support Group. for information call: 608-325-1070

    • LaCrosse - 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm at Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, Room 141 (Rose Room), La Crosse

Compassionate Friends

A support group for parents that have lost children

Online Services every day of the week. Time as Eastern Time Click on (Enter Room)

    • Dodgeville, WI

      • Meeting info.- 3rd Tuesday of Each Month 7:00pm. 

      • Address: Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 Bequette St. Dodgeville, WI 53533

      • (608) 604-1723 or

    • Madison, WI 

        • 3rd Thursday of each month 7:00pm - 8:30pm

        • 4411 Monona Dr.  call Andy at 608-836-8998

    • Dubuque, Ia

        • 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

        • 250 Mercy Dr., Dubuque, Ia 52001

        • Contact information: Ellen (815) 747-2198

    • Hillsboro, WI

Grief Support Groups

    • Dodgeville

      • Shannon Radel, Bereavement Social Worker  608-930-8000

    • Prairie Du Chien

    • Richland Center 

      • 1400 W Seminary St.  (Richland Hospital)

      • Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care serves residents in Sauk and Richland County  by providing community based grief support, whether or not their loved one was served by  Agrace or any hospice. Click Here for more information

    • Reedsburg : Bridges

      • Meets every other Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am

      • Reedsburg Library, 370 Vine Street, Reedsburg

      • Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care serves residents in Sauk and Richland County  by providing community based grief support, whether or not their loved one was served by  Agrace or any hospice. Click Here for more information

    • Baraboo

      • 1670 S. Boulevard  1-800-553- 4289

      • Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care serves residents in Sauk and Richland County  by providing community based grief support, whether or not their loved one was served by  Agrace or any hospice. Click Here for more information

    • Madison: 2906 Market Place Dr. Fitchburg, WI

      • Bridges Support Group: Adults or Families with Children (cost with group)

        • Wednesdays: 9:30am - 11:00am or 6:00pm -7:30pm

      • Partner/Spouse Loss (cost with group)

        • Call For Dates & Registration (608) 327-7110

      • Journey Through Grief (cost with group)

        • Call For Dates & Registration (608) 327-7110

      • Family Grief Support Program (cost with group)

        • Every Other Week 5:30pm-7:00 pm (608) 327-7110

Mental Health Support Groups
Emotions Anonymous (EA)

As an anonymous program, EA respects the confidentiality of its members at all times. Members are not required to share any personal details - or even last names - if they do not chose to at meetings. As a spiritual program, there is an emphasis on a Higher Power. Experience has shown the EA program works equally well for any religious affiliations and those without religious beliefs.

EA provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. We may each have different symptoms, but the underlying emotions are the same or similar.


Unmoderated Fellowship - Saturday & Sunday between 2:00pm -7:00pm (central Time)

Moderated Meetings- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm (central Time)

Facebook Messenger meetings "Serenity Parkersburg" - Wednesdays 6:00pm

Facebook Messenger meetings- 

Skype Groups Available:

Conference Call Meetings:
  • Daily 8:30 am : 1-605-472-5698, Participant Access Code 225966#

  • Sundays 10:00 AM : 1-646-628-5010, Participant Access Code 9379012#

  • Sundays 6:00 PM : 712-451-1140, Participant Access Code: 808747#  ("Acceptance & Serenity")

  • Monday 5:00 PM : 605-313-4162 Participant Access Code 181510#

  • Thursday 6:00 PM : 1-712-451-0178, Participant Access Code 582467#

Support Groups for Families of Persons with Mental Illness 
  • Support Group for friends and families of the chronically mentally ill.

    • Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 7-8:30pm, at the Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 S. 6th Street, La Crosse

    • For more information call 608-786-0933 or 608-785-2902

  • Living with Mental Illness- Boscobel Support group email:

  • Caring by Sharing Support Group - LaCrosse, WI

    • Group for friends and families of the chronically mentally ill and other interested persons.

    • Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:15pm at the First Congregational Church, 2503 Main Street, La Crosse (doesn't meet in Dec, June, July or August).  For more information call 608-769-0960

  • Depressed Anonymous- LaCrosse -Group for individuals who deal with depression

    • Meets on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm, at Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse.  For more information call 608-791-5295

  • Southwest Wisconsin Family Ties Support Group - LaCrosse

    • Group for parents of children (birth-21) with emotional and behavioral disorders.

    • For more information call 1-800-422-7145. Meetings are not currently set.

  • Women's Support Group: Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence & Dating Violence

    • Family Advocates, Inc. 1-800-924-2624 or office 608-930-1636

    • 5:00pm -6:30pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 Bequette St. Dodgeville, WI

Camps for Kids

  • Camp Hometown Heroes -  is a national free week-long overnight summer camp for children of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner: combat, accident, illness or suicide. (Grafton Area)

  • Camp Lloyd in (Green Bay, WI) - is a week long day camp from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm for grieving children, ages 7 - 14 yrs.

  • Camp Hope - is a weekend camp where children are brought together to work through the grieving process after a loved one dies. (Wisconsin Lions Camp -Rosholt, WI )

  • Adult Camp Hope - The adult camp retreat runs in conjunction with the camp for children at the Wisconsin Lions Camp but is kept separate from the kid’s camp. The adult family members are able to gain the same insights into their grief as their children, while being treated to massage therapy, drumming, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, campfires and the bonds of new and powerful friendships.

Coping With Loss

Choosing A Therapist


Help Yourself 


Help Someone Else

Other Organizations

Man Therapy Website Link


Young Adults


  • Got Your Back (Based out of Ohio)

  • Farm Center 1-800-942-2474. Can get 3 free vouchers for counseling for farmer or farmer's family members. Can talk to you as a neutral party about divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure etc

  • Rural Concern Hotline (1-800-447-1985) based in Iowa.  Started as a direct response to help farm families experiencing economic and mental health challenges.

  • Farmer Focused PSA 30 Sec. version and 2:30 minute longer version


Family Members of Vets
Resources through VA Hospital
  • Digital Divide: If you would benefit from video telehealth services but don’t have internet access or a video capable device, the VA’s Digital Divide Consult can help.

  • Broad Band Connection: VA is partnering with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative to establish or enhance broadband connectivity in select rural areas.

  • Mobile Health Clinics: Eligible Veterans can use VA health care services nationwide, including through mobile health clinics that serve rural areas and via telehealth (care through a phone or computer).  VA311 (1-844-698-2311).

Senior Citizens

  • Friendship Hotline : 1-800-971-0016  24/7 A crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. For people aged 60 yrs & older, and adults living with disabilities. They also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. 

First Responders

  • Safe Call Now:  1-206-459-3020  24/7 Hotline for staffed by First Responders for First Responders and their families

  • Share the Load : 1-888-731-3473 Also known as The Fire/EMS Helpline. A program run by the National Volunteer Fire Council. They have a help line, and have also collected a list of many good resources for people looking for help and support

  • The Code Green Campaign   aka Code Green is a first responder oriented mental health advocacy and education organization. Code Green serves all types of first responders, including firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, police, corrections, air medical, and search & rescue

  • Law Enforcement Only Hotline - 1-800-267-5463

  • Firefighters (poster for the station with resources)

  • First Responder Wellness

Gay, Lesbian, Transgender

Deaf Individuals

  • 711-800-273-8255 (Video phone through Purple Video Relay service) 





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