Crisis Support

You are important, you are valid, and you are loved. There are resources available to you if you are in crisis.

Dial 911 for emergencies requiring immediate attention.

Local Resources

Counseling Center

UW-Stout's Counseling Center offers free mental health services for UW-Stout students by competent, affirming staff. Staff can make emergency appointments. View Counseling Center page on crisis.

Red Cedar Medical Center

If you are in need of immediate attention in a crisis, you can visit the Emergency Department 24/7 at Red Cedar Medical Center: 2321 Stout Road, Menomonie, WI 54751. Contact: 911.

Northwest Connections

Northwest Connections is a regional service providing support to people in crisis. Contact: 888-552-6642 (crisis line). View Northwest Connections website.

UW-Stout Police Department

Contact: 110 University Services, 715-232-2222 / 911. View University Police Department page.

Menomonie Police Department

Contact: 615 Stokke Parkway, 715-232-2198 / 911. View Menomonie Police Department page.

National Help Lines

The Trevor Project is a safe, confidential line for LGBTQIA young people. Help can be found at or 866-488-7386. They also have online chat and text options!

Trans Lifeline is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Help can be found at or (877) 565-8860.

CrisisTextLine is Free, 24/7, and Confidential. Text "START to 741-741, or go to for information and more resources.

You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifelife at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

If you have a family member or friend in crisis

If you have a family member or friend who is suicidal, do not leave them alone. Try to get the person to seek help immediately from an emergency room, physician, or mental health professional. Take seriously any comments about suicide or wishing to die. Even if you do not believe your family member or friend will actually attempt suicide, the person is clearly in distress and can benefit from your help in receiving mental health treatment.

After Crisis

There are many resources available on campus to support you. UW-Stout Counseling Services and the Clinical Services Center offer services for free to UW-Stout students. Student Health Services offers low-cost services to UW-Stout students, including the ability to prescribe and adjust medications for mental health. Both services are sure to practice queer and trans competent care. Make sure to practice self care and consider establishing care with a professional.