If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the
Emergency Crisis Line for Forest, Vilas and OneidaCounties at
If you are not experiencing an emergency, but would like to seek advice, treatment, or appropriate resources, please contact your primary care physician or dial 211.This service provides free and confidential information and referrals regarding community services.
The purpose of this website is to provide a ready resource for those seeking additional information about mental health issues.It is the intent of Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with various community agencies and the Mental Health Interagency Council, to help guide the consumer to appropriate educational and supportive opportunities and options. It is our utmost goal to eliminate the stigma falsely associated with mental health issues.
If you, or someone you know, is suicidal and needs immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Youth-generated website with expert-reviewed information and stories.Offers an opportunity for teens to connect with others in a supportive, safe environment
American Foundation of Suicide Prevention 888-333-2377
http://www.afsp.org/ A "national non-profit organization dedicated to funding the research, education, and treatment programs necessary to prevent suicide."
http://www.hopes-wi.org/ Madison, Wisconsin based non-profit offering QPR training and speakers in order to prevent suicides and educate and increase awareness of depression and suicide
Note: Please consider contacting your church family services and/or clergy for consultation.
Signs and symptoms of depression:
Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells
Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns
Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety
Loss of energy, persistent lethargy
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness
Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness
Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal
Unexplained aches and pains
Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
If you experience five or more of these symptoms for more than two weeks or if any of these symptoms interfere with work or family activities, consult with your doctor for a thorough evaluation. This should include a complete physical exam (some other illnesses can cause these symptoms), being open and honest about how you are feeling and a review of your family’s history.
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression 516-829-0091
http://www.narsad.org/ NARSAD is devoted exclusively to supporting scientific research on brain and behavior disorders; founded by NAMI, MHA, the former NDMDA.
MATERNAL AND CHILD MENTAL HEALTH
Note about “Baby Blues”: About 50-80% of new mothers cry and feel overwhelmed, crabby, restless and anxious. Let your health care provider know if the blues last more than two weeks.Take good care of yourself. Ask for and accept help from others.
Postpartum Support International805-967-7636800-944-4773
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is "a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders."
The Oneida County Health Department does not endorse, license or recommend any particular organization or agency. These resources are offered solely for informational and educational purposes.If you have questions or concerns regarding the information contained in this website, please ask for Charlotte at 715-369-6111.