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Crisis Information

Please note: Winding Rivers Counseling, LLC is an outpatient mental health clinic. We are not available after hours for crisis situations. Should you or someone you know be in immediate danger of harming themself or another, call 911 or bring them to the nearest hospital. For further assistance and services in a crisis situation, please use the information below:

Local Crisis Hotline

(888) 552-6642- Northwest Connections-Anyone who is experiencing a mental health crisis situation and lives in the service area can access this service.

Service Area: Counties: Adams, Barron, Buffalo,Burnett Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dodge, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Richland, Sauk, St. Croix, Trempealeau and Walworth.



Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is available for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from the secure online platform.
National Crisis Hotlines


1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) - -IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. Click the website link and then CHAT NOW to speak with a volunteer trained and certified in crisis intervention.

988 - To reach the Lifeline, call 988 or chat at  The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)- The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a safe, confidential service.Call the number or click on the website link to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)- - The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer confidential, compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services free of cost,  around the clock, seven days a week.


Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA)


Veterans can text 838255 or call 988 and press “1” to reach the VA hotline

1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

Chat online at 

Access free, confidential support 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Suicide Prevention & Support for LGBTQ


(866) 488-7386-  The Trevor Project offers a 24-hour helpline for LGBTQ young people.

Text START to 678-678


(877) 565-8860- The Trans Lifeline is for any trans person in crisis of any kind. the Trans Lifeline runs a national hotline staffed by trans people for trans people


1-888-843-4564- The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provide telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All services are free and confidential.

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