Get Help

Phone Apps If You Need Information to Help Someone Else - 

  • Suicide Crisis Support - This app is the QPR Booklet in App form which will give you warning signs, what to do and where to get help if a friend or family member is suicidal.
  •  A Friend Ask - This App gives warning signs of suicide and step by step instructions of what you should do if you feel a friend is suicidal

Veterans ONLY

  • Digitalfob Register for the Dryhootch digital fob that will put you in contact with other vets for support 24/ 7 from your home.
  • Dryhootch Battle Buddy App  This app will put you in touch with an assigned fellow vet mentor 24/7


Support Groups

  • Veterans
    • Dodgeville: Veterans Peer Support Group
      • Upland Hills Health 800 Compassion Way, Dodgeville, WI 53533 in the Conference Room next to the Cafe. 
      • 3rd Thursday of month 9am - 10:30am  Facilitated by David Hosking, Veterans Outreach Specialist. It is very casual. Discussing topics of relevance as they come up. Food from Cafe is served.
    • Madison: Dryhootch Madison (Scroll down to calendar) - 
      • 2825 University Ave. Suite B Madison WI. PTSD Support Group, 
      • Every Tuesday at 12:00-1:00pm and a History Round Table 1:00-2:00pm
    • LaCrosse Area
  • Survivors of Suicide (SOS)- Provides information and support to adults who have been affected by a suicide. For example; Co-workers, clients, family, friends etc. 
    • AT YOUR HOME:  Online Via video call, e-mail or phone call  Scroll to bottom of page to "Complete a Visit Request" (view the form) and follow prompts.
    • DODGEVILLE- 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00pm -9:00pm @ Health and Human Services Building Dodgeville.  303 W Chapel St.    
      • For more information:
    • MADISON- 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 7:00pm -9:00pm @ Journey Mental Health. 25 Kessel Court, Suite 105 Madison, WI 53711 
    • Sauk City -2nd Thursday of each month 7:00pm-8:00pm
      • 821 Industry Dr. Sauk City, WI
      • "Traumatic / Complicated Grief Support Group" (Suicide or Overdose)
    • Platteville - 608.732.4728
      • UW Platteville - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5pm-6:30pm.  1 University Plaza
    • LaCrosse - 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm at Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, Room 141 (Rose Room), La Crosse
        • Contact Pam Benson at 608-633-3135 or
  • Women's Support Group- Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence & Dating Violence
    • Family Advocates, Inc. 1-800-924-2624 or office 608-930-1636
    • 5:00pm -6:30pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 Bequette St. Dodgeville, WI
  • Compassionate Friends- A support group for parents that have lost children
    • Dodgeville, WI
      • Meeting info.- 3rd Tuesday of Each Month 7:00pm. 
      • Address: Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 Bequette St. Dodgeville, WI 53533
      • (608) 604-1723 or
    • Madison, WI 
        • 3rd Thursday of each month 7:00pm - 8:30pm
        • 4411 Monona Dr.  call Andy at 608-836-8998
    • Dubuque, Ia
        • 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm
        • 250 Mercy Dr., Dubuque, Ia 52001
        • Contact information: Ellen (815) 747-2198
    • Hillsboro, WI
      • 1020 High Ave. Hillsboro, WI 
      • 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00pm
      • Contact Roger (608) 489-2571 or
    • LaCrosse, WI
      • Coulee Region Chapter1327 North Salem RoadLa Crosse Wisconsin 54603
      • Patty: (608)-786-1000 for meeting specifics
    • Online Services every day of the week. Time as Eastern Time Click on (ENTER ROOM)

 Support Group for Families of Persons with Mental Illness - LaCrosse

  • Support Group for friends and families of the chronically mentally ill.
    • Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 7-8:30pm, at the Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 S. 6th Street, La Crosse
    • For more information call 608-786-0933 or 608-785-2902
  • Living with Mental Illness- Boscobel Support group email:
  • Caring by Sharing Support Group - LaCrosse, WI
    • Group for friends and families of the chronically mentally ill and other interested persons.
    • Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:15pm at the First Congregational Church, 2503 Main Street, La Crosse (doesn't meet in Dec, June, July or August).  For more information call 608-769-0960
  • Depressed Anonymous- LaCrosse -Group for individuals who deal with depression
    • Meets on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm, at Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse.  For more information call 608-791-5295
  • Southwest Wisconsin Family Ties Support Group - LaCrosse
    • Group for parents of children (birth-21) with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • For more information call 1-800-422-7145. Meetings are not currently set; 

Camps for Kids

Camp SOUL -  (Supporting Others Understanding Loss) Free - children 7-17 yrs who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Hubertus, WI (near Milwaukee)

Camp Hometown Heroes -  is a national free week-long overnight summer camp for children of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner: combat, accident, illness or suicide. (Grafton Area)

Camp Lloyd in (Green Bay, WI) - is a week long day camp from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm for grieving children, ages 7 - 14 yrs.

Camp Hope - is a weekend camp where children are brought together to work through the grieving process after a loved one dies. (Wisconsin Lions Camp -Rosholt, WI )

  • Adult Camp HopeThe adult camp retreat runs in conjunction with the camp for children at the Wisconsin Lions Camp but is kept separate from the kid’s camp. The adult family members are able to gain the same insights into their grief as their children, while being treated to massage therapy, drumming, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, campfires and the bonds of new and powerful friendships.

Coping With Loss

Local Coping Resources:

Choosing A Therapist

Help Yourself 

Help Someone Else

Medication And Descriptions

Other Organizations

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