The number 9-8-8 is the new National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline support number. You can now call or text 988, as well as chat on www.988lifeline.org for 24-hour support. Students and faculty are encouraged to use the Douglas County 24-Hour Crisis Line (715-395-2259) first as they can provide local knowledge and resources. Support is offered from state-certified emergency mental health service providers.
When to Call
If you (or another person):
Are overwhelmed or out of control
Have severe depression, anxiety or grief
Are in an emotional crisis
Need help to reduce immediate emotional/mental stress
Have symptoms of acute psychiatric illness
Need other emergency mental health services
This information serves as a guide for students in crisis
Do you want to hurt or kill yourself?
If you think you are in imminent danger of killing yourself:
Essentia Health Miller Dwan 24-hour Crisis Line – 218-723-0099
After calling 911:
1. Remain calm and listen closely; be supportive of their situation and feelings. 2. Don’t leave your friend alone. 3. If weapons are present, don’t put yourself in danger. Call 911 immediately! 4. Encourage your friend to get professional help.