Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and risk factors surrounding suicide can often be complex. There are resources in Marathon County that can help residents learn about suicide education and awareness. United Way’s 211 can help connect individuals to resources that offer suicide prevention information and immediate care to those in need.
If you are in immediate crisis or have thoughts about suicide, call the Suicide Prevention Line at 715-845-4326 or 1-800-799-0122.
Prevent Suicide Marathon County offers a Suicide Survivors support group on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and holds bi-weekly meetings to expand suicide prevention and awareness efforts. For more information on the support group contact Angelica at 715-302-8477, and for the bi-weekly meetings contact Debi at 715-551-0966.
North Central Health Care’s Suicide Prevention Line offers suicide and crisis intervention services, 24/7, by phone at 715-845-4326 or 1-800-799-0122. In-person care is also available 24/7 at the Crisis Center, 1100 Lake View Drive, Wausau.
Center for Suicide Awareness provides text line support, 24/7, for anyone experiencing a difficult time and need support. Text HOPELINE to 741741.
For mental health services and other supportive services in Marathon County, Choosing a Counselor and the Give and Get Help Guide publications are available at https://www.unitedwaymc.org/get-help/211-publications/.
For additional information on suicide prevention or mental health resources, dial 211 to speak with an Information Specialist, 24/7. Language interpreter service available. Text your zip code to 898211 to reach an Information Specialist Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., by chat Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. noon at www.unitedwaymc.org/get-help or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To search the online database or view publications, go to www.unitedwaymc.org/get-help.