Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services-designee, Andrea Palm announced on Friday a new ‘Resilient Wisconsin’ Initiative.
The initiative provides tools and resources to residents who may be dealing with stress and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are announcing Resilient Wisconsin today, in the middle of this pandemic, because building resilience is how we will band together and grow as a state in the face of COVID-19,” said Evers. “Resilience is not the absence of stress, but rather, using tools to manage and adapt and recover from that stress. Resilient Wisconsin is designed to help you learn, develop, and use those tools.”
The secretary-designee says that it is okay to ask for help.
“Please, if you are feeling unable to cope or having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, reach out for help right away. Text HOPELINE to 741741 or call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK. And if you know others who are struggling, reach out to them,” Palm said.
You can find out more, including information on resources by clicking here.