Visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline if you need help, or to learn how to be there for your loved ones, keep them safe, help them stay connected, follow up and learn more.

Did you know that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline? It’s active across the United States. When someone calls, texts, or chats 988 they will connect with trained counselors who will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

In addition, be aware that there are quality resources available via your State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program benefits:

  • Health and pharmacy insurance benefits (copays may apply). Talking with your primary care provider for mental health services such as counseling and/or other medication therapy to treat mild to severe symptoms. Telehealth may be an affordable option worth considering.
  • Well Wisconsin Program (available at no cost). Certified WebMD health coaches are available for confidential, one-on-one conversations to support mild symptoms for various mental health and well-being topics (including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, resiliency, and day-to-day stress).
  • Daily Habits tool. Available via the Well Wisconsin portal, this tool will help participants with things like coping with the blues, keeping stress in check, sleeping well, staying connected with others and combatting loneliness, balancing work and life, and more.
  • WebMD podcasts. You’ll find short, educational podcasts (most less than 10 minutes) on various mental health and well-being topics, all available through the WebMD website.