Suicide Resurces

picture of ribbonSuicide ResourcesWisconsin Coalition and Crisis Lines Trempealeau County
Contact: Laura Englesby
Crisis line: 888-552-6642

Jackson County community Intervention Team
Contact: Lisa Listle - 715-284-6012
Crisis line: 888.552.6642
By PhoneNational Suicide Hot line - 800-273-TALK (8255)
Sheriff/Police Departments - 911 (yes, this could be an emergency)
Great Rivers 2-1-1 - Dial 211 or 800-362-8255
Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 press 1
NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) - 608-484-2723
By TextHopeline: 741741
For Veterans: 838255
Phone AppHope Box -> Creates a Hope Box that reminds someone of why they want to live -- mementos, pictures of family, etc. There is a virtual hope box app for both Android and Apple. It includes sections on distraction techniques such as: relax me, inspire me, and coping tools. It is free.
Website Information

Self Help BookChoosing to Live by Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP

Choosing to Live is the first self-help guide addressed to those who are considering suicide. In and empathetic non judgmental tone, the authors provide tools to help readers assess the risk and understanding the factors that reinforce suicidal talk and behaviors. A step-by-step program for change shows how to replace negative beliefs and develop alternative skills for solving problems. For professionals who are helping seriously depressed clients.
Protective Factors for SuicideProtective factors are the positive conditions and personal and social resources that promote resiliency and reduce the potential for youth suicide as well as other high-risk behaviors. It is important to understand that protective factors do not prevent suicide.

Protective factors associated with suicidal behavior include:

  • Cultural and religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support self-preservation
  • Skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, and anger/stress management
  • Opportunities to participate in projects/activities
  • Resiliency
  • Strong sense of self-worth
  • A sense of personal control
  • Good impulse control
  • Not drinking alcohol in excess/not using illegal substances
  • A reasonably stable environment
  • Responsibilities/duties to others
  • Asking for help
  • Being aware of resources


  • Close family bonds
  • Sense of social support
  • Positive connections with an adult
  • Pets
  • Availability of and access to effective clinical care for mental/physical/substance use disorders
  • Restricted access to lethal means of suicide


  • Respect for help-seeking behavior
  • Skills to recognize and respond to signs of risk


  • Urban/suburban setting
  • Media influence
Contact Us
715-538-2311 ext 220
18600 Hobson Street
Whitehall, WI 54773


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Major Holidays

Jennifer Comeau
Director of Public Health
Health Officer, Trempealeau County