​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 NOTprescribe 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. 
(608) 262-2398 

Meriter Hospital Emergency Room 

202 S Park St. 

(608) 417-6206 


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   

Suicide hotlines   

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline:

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)    

  • 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking counselors   

  • The Trevor Project (For LGBTQ+ Youth):

  • 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

Additional Online Resources

Below is a list of online resources for both GHC-SCW members and non-members

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Speaking of Suicide



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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The Trevor Project

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Now Matters Now

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Crisis Text Line​

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