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SPOONER, WI -- This month on "Diane's Kitchen", Veteran Service Officer, Angela “Ella” Parker, and Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator (Suicide Prevention / VA Health Care System), Andrea Sandberg, discuss new outreach programs and a Crisis Hot Line, 800-273-8255 (then press 1) for family members or Veterans to call for help and information where mental health issues are concerned.

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VETERAN MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES NW WISCONSIN

Veterans Crisis Line: If you are having thoughts of suicide call the toll free number or visit the website:

Call or Walk into any VA Medical Center (even if not enrolled in VA healthcare) or call

  • 1-612-467-1100 - VA Minneapolis Call Center
  • Rice Lake VA CBOC – 715-236-3355
  • Hayward VA CBOC – 715-934-5454
  • Twin Ports VA CBOC – 715-398-2400

Vet Center Counseling: Provides mental health services to Combat Veterans and Readjustment Counseling

  • 1-608-782-4403 - La Crosse Vet Center (provides local coverage to our area)

Wisconsin Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program: Provides AODA and Mental Health Assistance and homeless Veterans

  • 1-715-558-2557 – Paul Huber, VORP Coordinator for NW Wisconsin

NW Wisconsin County Veterans Service Officers Phone Numbers

  • Ashland: 715-682-7011
  • Barron: 715-537-6290
  • Bayfield: 715-373-6137
  • Buffalo: 608-685-6219
  • Burnett: 715-349-2179
  • Chippewa: 715-726-7990
  • Clark: 715-743-5160
  • Douglas: 715-395-1331
  • Dunn: 715-232-1646
  • Eau Claire: 715-839-4744
  • Langlade: 715-627-6545
  • Pepin: 715-672-8887
  • Pierce: 715-273-6753
  • Polk: 715-485-9243
  • Price: 715-339-2545
  • Rusk: 715-532-2299
  • St. Croix: 715-386-4759
  • Sawyer: 715-634-2770
  • Washburn: 715-635-4470
  • Bad River Band: 715-685-9461
  • La Courte Oreilles Band: 715-957-0077
  • Red Cliff Band: 715-779-3700
  • St. Croix Tribe: 715-416-3580

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