Mental Health Matters

The Mental Health Matters Team is a 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 Team, please contact David Strong at 715-421-8948 or

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

Focus on: Increasing access and reducing barriers to mental health services, suicide prevention and stigma reduction.


It’s Okay To Not Be Okay!


Here are some of the teams current projects!

  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Toolkit creation to be used in Wood County schools districts

  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings to educate community residents, health care providers, and educators about suicide prevention conversation techniques

To learn more about future and ongoing work download the Mental Health Matters Action Plan below!

To join this team or learn how you can help click here to see our engagement opportunities!

Meeting Minutes

  • Google Drive Link Coming Soon!

See a list of our Current Partners

Tried and True Resources We Often Use!

  • Clickable link coming soon!