How to Help
Suicide is preventable and we need your help to address it. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, culture, or background. You can help by learning the signs and how to communicate with people you are concerned about.
Learn the Signs
Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.
Learn the Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Have a Conversation
Having a conversation about mental health might feel awkward, but it can make all the difference. The National Suicide Prevention and Seize the Awkward websites have conversation guides that can help you help those in need.
5 Steps to Help Someone in a Crisis
Find Tips to Have Difficult Conversations
Mental Health Symposium – June 2022
On June 8, 2022, St. Croix County held our 1st Mental Health Symposium. This is the first of a series of annual events to share local perspectives and resources around Mental Health. This first symposium focused on suicide prevention. Speakers included
- Bob Rohret – St. Croix County Director of Human Services
- Patty Schachtner – St. Croix County Chief Medical Examiner
- Shar Lopez – St. Croix County Behavioral Health Administrator
- Kelli Engen – St. Croix County Public Health Administrator
- Guest Speaker, Rick Rittmaster – Retired Army Chaplain and Ordained Pastor