Health and Well Being

The Extension Institute for Health & Well-Being works to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin communities to promote health and well-being. Our research-based programs are focused on food and nutrition security, chronic disease prevention, mental health promotion, prevention of substance use prevention, and access to health care. Rooted in both urban and rural communities, we’re working together to help solve the state’s most pressing well-being needs and to ensure that all Wisconsinites have the opportunity to live stronger, healthier lives.

Remember 211 and 988

Dial 211 to connect with non-profit and government resources in your area.

Dial 988 to speak with someone if you are feeling suicidal.

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or just need a welcoming ear to talk to, please call the 24/7 Wisconsin Farmer Wellness Helpline at (888) 901-2558.​

We Cope

No matter who we are, how long we’ve lived, or our specific life experiences – we all live and deal with stress.  The World Health Organization defines stress as any type of experience that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain. It is your body’s response to anything that requires attention or action. Everyone experiences stress to some degree. The way you respond to it, however, makes a big difference to your overall well-being.  If you are interested in and would like more information regarding the FREE 7 week program via Zoom, you’ll find that information HERE


COMET™ is a short, two-hour program offered by UW – Madison Division of Extension educators for the agricultural and rural communities in Wisconsin. The program is a gentle introduction to supporting friends and neighbors in a vulnerable space to help them shift their mental health trajectory back to a place of wellness and away from the path of a mental health crisis.  Full details and upcoming sessions HERE


Get connected to free, online, at-your-own pace mental-health resources in Crawford County. Visit the newly created CredibleMinds website here

Crawford County Resource Guide

Access this link to view a list of community-based resources

Emotional Wellness Tips

Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and
adapt to change and difficult times.
HERE are tips for improving your emotional health.

UW-Madison Extension Financial Education

The Financial Division of Extension offers a variety of financial education and resources.

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