Student Mental Health

Mental Health Resources

Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Call or text 988

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Connect with a trained crisis counselor. 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.


Local Mental Health Resources

Health Dunn Right Community Resource Guide

Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health

Mental Health America - DIY

Supporting Child Well-Being

Northwest Connections 1-888-552-6642

Northwest Connections (NWC) Crisis Line offers Emergency Mental Health Services.  This service provides a 24/7 telephone crisis line response and in-person crisis response.  NWC offers risk assessments, collaborative safety planning, support, and information on referral services.

The Trevor Project (Crisis support for LGBTQ Youth) 1-866-488-7386


Community-Based Mental Health

The Menomonie Area School District, in partnership with local community-based agencies,  offers mental health services, beyond what is offered in a typical school setting.   The services provided are by licensed community therapists. These providers accept a variety of insurance plans, as well as other healthcare coverage programs, such as BadgerCare.  These services are not funded through the school district. 

Families can reach out to community based agencies on their own, or if you need help please contact your child’s school counselor for assistance.  Our staff work hard at reducing the barriers by helping families access community based services. 

Community-Based Partners


Caillier Clinic

700 Wolske Bay Road

Menomonie, WI 54751


Ignite Child Development Services

Serving students who have autism and related mental health needs


Marriage & Family Health Services. Ltd.

2925 Mondovi Road

Eau Claire, WI 54701



Family Therapy Associates

700 Wolske Bay Rd, Suite 140

Menomonie, WI  54751

Phone 715-246-4840

Kayres Counseling

N4762 State Rd 25

Menomonie, WI 54751


Partnership with UW-Stout Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

The School District of the Menomonie Area has established a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.  Through this partnership, we have mental health interns available to provide counseling services to a limited number of students at the middle and high school levels free of charge.  

To see if your child is eligible for this service, please contact your child’s school counselor. 

School-Based Mental Health

School Counseling Services Overview

Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include school counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.

Individual School Counseling

School counselors may work with a student in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that may impede a student’s academic achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include understanding feelings, changing families/divorce, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Small-Group School Counseling

An opportunity for students sharing similar issues or concerns to work together in a small group environment consisting of about 4-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include changing families/divorce, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, emotion management, self-esteem, and stress-management.

Academic and Career Planning

Staff support students in creating and cultivating their own unique and information-based visions for post secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of academic and career management planning skills.  Every year we offer academic and career planning conferences with all fifth grade students and their parents and provide information for the transition to middle school.

Indirect Services

Staff will often advocate on behalf of students which may involve making a referral for additional services or consulting and collaborating with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.  Staff also assist families in finding community resources that may benefit their family, including outside mental health counseling.