Mental Health Matters

The "Mental Health Matters Coalition" is collaboration to address mental health as Wood County's #1 health priority. Mental health rose to the top everywhere: our public health data, community, survey, community meetings, and focus groups.  To join the Mental Health Matters Coalition, please contact David Strong at 715-421-8948 or


Vision: Happy, Healthy, and Thriving

Mission: To achieve the highest quality of mental health in the state.

Focus on: Suicide prevention, stigma reduction/elimination,

Our Goals:

  1. Decrease mental health stigma within structural and social settings

  2. Enhance access and reduce barriers to utilize mental health services by residents, with a focus on at-risk populations.

  3. Improve integration between behavior health and primary care providers

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Agendas and Downloads

  • Coming Soon!

Current Partners: Ascension Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Aspirus Riverview Foundation, Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Behrend Psychology Consultants, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Christian Life Fellowship, Community Care of Central Wisconsin, Community volunteers, Compass Counseling, Crossview Church (formerly Woodlands Church), Domtar, Family Center, First Baptist, Grace Lutheran, Hannah Center, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Incourage Community Foundation, Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Marshfield Area United Way, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps, Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach, Marshfield Clinic Mike’s Run, Marshfield Public Library, MHS Health WI, Mid-State Independent Living Consultants, Mid-State Technical College, NAMI Wood-Portage Counties, Nekoosa Police Department, New Hope Christian Reformed, New Horizons Dental LLC, Northwest Journey, Opportunity Development Center (ODC), Opportunity Inc., Parent Information and Education Resource (PIER), Personal Development Center (PDC), Phoenix Behavioral Health Services LLC, Positive Alternatives, River Cities Clubhouse, Saint Vincent De Paul Outreach Center, School District of Marshfield, School District of Nekoosa, Security Health Plan, The Webb Foundation, Therapy Without Walls, United Methodist, Port Edwards, United Way of Inner Wisconsin, Victory Christian Outreach Center, Wisconsin Rapids Community Media, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department ,Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, WiseMind Mental Health Clinic, Wood County Health Department, Wood County Human Services Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wood County UW Extension, Wood County Veteran’s Association, Youth for Christ.