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Mental health resources

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)-- News 9 wants to remind you that you are not alone. 

There are several resources that you can reach out to for help. 

Behavioral Health & Counseling | Aspirus Health Care

North Central Health Care has multiple services available including outpatient services and crisis services. North Central Health Care's Crisis Center can be reached at 715-845-4326 or 800-799-0122.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Project: LGBTQ youth can call 1-866-488-7386

United Way: You can call 211 to talked to the United Way's team of information and referral specialists. 

Each county has its own Crisis Line as well. The National Suicide Lifeline is 988.

Adams County: 1-888-552-6642

Clark County: 715-743-3400 or 1-800-863-3560

Forest, Oneida, and Vilas County: 1-888-299-1188

Marathon, Lincoln, and Langlade County: 715-845-4326 or 1-800-799-0122 or 715-848-4600

Portage, Price, and Taylor County: 1-866-317-9362

Shawano County:715-526-3240

Waupaca County: 1-800-719-4418

Wood County: 715-384-5555(Marshfield and surrounding area) 715-421-2345(Wisconsin Rapids and surround area) 

If you need help and are uncomfortable calling someone or aren't able to, there are different ways to reach out. 

You can text 'HOME' or 'HOPELINE' to 741-741. 

There are also live chats online through I'm Alive and Lifeline Chat 

If you're having trouble asking for help you can print 'Help Cards' from The cards provide a scripted message that you can just fill out and hand to an adult. 

You can also turn to 'Now Matters Now'. The website offers videos on other people's experiences, mindfulness techniques, and coping skills.

Befrienders Worldwide provides suicide counseling and support. 

Take 5 To Save Lives has resources on how you can help those that may be struggling and five steps you can take to help be a part of a movement to save lives.