Stories tagged: "mental health resources"


Why You Should Stop Using the Phrase “Committed Suicide”

Words matter. Especially when it comes to mental health. In Wisconsin, suicide is the ninth leading cause of death overall, and the second among 10 to 34-year-olds. One thing suicide is not? A choice.

Save This Number in Your Phone. You Don’t Know When You Might Need It.

During the pandemic, domestic violence rates skyrocketed in Wisconsin. But good news quickly followed the bad, and one county launched a free, local 24/7 text line for people living in abusive situations.

This Wisconsin Woman Started Making & Hiding Little Hearts for Mental Health Awareness. Her Movement is Now Huge.

Last year, we introduced you to Kathleen Jensen, an Onalaska woman who launched The Little Heart Project, a mental health movement. Her project isn’t so “little” anymore!

The Best Of: Wisconsin Health & Wellness in 2022

To borrow a line from Disney's Frozen, "for the first time in forever" every moment of 2022 was not defined by COVID. Instead, a large chunk of the year's health headlines was devoted to the overturning of reproductive options and its impact on Wisconsin women. But not all headlines were bad. Here are several "good news" standouts.

Wisconsin Woman Struggled With Her Mental Health for a Decade. Now She Hides ‘Little Hearts’ to Help Others.

The hearts, with encouraging messages attached, are now appearing as far away as Connecticut. Learn how you can join the movement!

‘Be Kind’: How You Can Join the Two-Word Movement Taking Over One Wisconsin Town

You can't go far without seeing the words "Be Kind" somewhere in Sauk Prairie... There's a serious, special, and potentially LIFE-SAVING reason for that.

Jill Underly, Wisconsin's State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
State Education Leader on Tim Michels: He Has No Idea What We Do to Give Vulnerable Kids a Safe Place to Learn

Wisconsin’s state superintendent gives low grades to the Republican candidate for governor, whose plan for struggling schools is to give them even less support while speaking out against “wokeness.”