Mental Health

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Emergency Crisis Line for Forest, Vilas and Oneida Counties at 1-888-299-1188.

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 Public 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.

In light of the tragedies involving children that have occurred this year, parents may find this resource booklet published by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) helpful when talking with their children. It may also be helpful if there has been a life change in your home: What Parents Can Do

To view personal stories of people whose lives have been affected by the stigma and discrimination of mental illness, please visit:

Click on the title of the page below for more on our Mental Health Services:

Oneida County Health Department


Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 17th, 2016

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental illness in their lifetime?  Every day millions of Americans go about their daily…

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National Sleep Awareness Week

Posted on Mar 8th, 2016

It is 10:00 PM, you are exhausted after a long day of work, chasing kids around, and taking care of the nightly chores. You lay down in your bed…

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SAD – Beat the Winter Blues

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016

Have you noticed your mood dropping with the temperature?  If so, you are not alone.  Many Americans experience what is known as Seasonal Affective…

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted on Sep 28th, 2015

October 4th-10th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. During this week mental health advocates and organizations across the U.S. join together to…

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Suicide Prevention Month

Posted on Sep 1st, 2015

Mental Health, especially suicide, is often a difficult subject to talk about. However, it may be time to start.  During the past 10 years, suicide…

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on Apr 30th, 2015

Contact: Corie Zelazoski, Community Health Specialist, Oneida County Health Department, 715-369-6115 It is easy to know when your child is…

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Tips on Handling Holiday Stress

Posted on Dec 21st, 2014

“Don’t worry…be happy”—What is the matter, you don’t feel like singing that tune this holiday season?  You are in good company,…

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on May 5th, 2014

The Oneida County Health Department would like to encourage families to celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8th.…

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Holidays Have You STRESSED?

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

Have you already  jumped into your typical coping skills that are not so healthy, such as overeating and drinking? Starting to feel overwhelmed,…

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Stress and Depression Recovery and Prevention

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2013

Stress is a daily obstacle. Jobs, relationships, bills, appointments, school work compounded by an ever quickening culture can often lead to feelings…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 25th, 2013

  Which Is More Likely? What do you think? A)    Getting Chlamydia B)      Being in a car accident C)      Getting skin…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 8th, 2013

Submitted by:  James Skubal, NAMI Northern Lakes Board Member and Oneida County Mental Health Inter-Agency Council Member In support of Mental…

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on May 6th, 2013

Resiliency in Youth    Have you ever wondered why some people can overcome trauma or a very dysfunctional environment in their youth, and then go…

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A Note from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA):

Posted on Dec 20th, 2012

Disaster Distress Helpline Offers Immediate Crisis Counseling Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. The recent shooting at the Sandy…

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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 7-13, 2012

Posted on Oct 8th, 2012

  Information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) takes place October 7-13 and is an…

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Wipe Out Stigma! Mental Health is a part of our lives.

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2012

  Mental Health problems affect almost every family in America.  The stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness can stop people from…

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Resiliency in Youth

Posted on May 26th, 2011

Submitted by:  Mental Health Interagency Council Have you ever wondered why some people can overcome trauma or a very dysfunctional environment in…

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Understanding the Illness of Depression

Posted on May 5th, 2011

Mental Health Interagency Council Article #2 Written by Jamie Olson, Three Lakes High School There are many misconceptions about mental illnesses. …

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Contact Us

Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Telephone (715) 369-6111
Fax (715) 369-6112

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

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Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.