Community and national crisis resources
If you are seeking immediate or urgent help with a behavioral health emergency, there are 24-hour crisis intervention services available for GHC-SCW members.
If you are experiencing a behavioral health emergency, including thoughts of suicide, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, please call GHC-SCW at (608) 441-3290.
For crisis intervention services outside of these hours, call
(608) 257-9700. You will be assisted by a nurse or an on-call crisis counselor who will help you to address your behavioral health emergency and any safety concerns.
PLEASE NOTE: After hours behavioral health crisis DOES NOT prescribe medications, cancel, or make appointments, send messages to your BH provider, or connect you to your BH provider after hours. For these services, please call M-F during business hours.
You can also call the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The lifeline accepts calls from anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use crisis.
If your situation is immediately life-threatening, please call 911 or safely get yourself to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Local Hospital Emergency Rooms
UW Hospital Emergency Room
600 Highland Ave.
Meriter Hospital Emergency Room
Click here to access a PDF of community and nationwide suicide crisis resources.
Journey Mental Health Crisis Line (local crisis line for those who are not a GHC member): 608-280-2600
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Suicide Prevention Hotline:
1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking counselors
The Trevor Project (For LGBTQ+ Youth):
Additional Online Resources
Below is a list of online resources for both GHC-SCW members and non-members
Websites with information and resources in Wisconsin
Text and Chat Resources
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential text messaging service for people in crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
Text MATTERS or HOME to 741741
The Trevor Project is a free, 24/7/365, confidential text messaging and live chat service for LGBTQ+ Youth. The service is 100% free and 100% confidential.
Text START to 678678, or live chat here
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers a online chat available 24/7
Access the live chat here
The Chronic Suicide Support Forum offers an opportunity for nonjudgmental, supportive discussion about chronic suicidal thoughts, with others who have experienced them as well.
Access the forum here