Mental Health

The Pupil Services Coordinator assists students and families with accessing mental health supports and services and supports students and families with significant behavioral/social-emotional needs. You can contact the Pupil Services Coordinator, Nathan Vlcek, at 715-234-9007 Ext. 5362 or by email at [email protected] if you are in need of help navigating the area of mental health supports or services for your student.


School-Based Mental Health Services

We partner with community mental health providers to provide 

school-based mental health services for students.  In addition, the district employs our own mental health therapist.

Students are seen on campus by a licensed mental health therapist. 

If you are interested in referring a student for school-based mental health, please contact our Mental Health Coordinator/Navigator.


Katie Muschinske, LPC
Mental Health Practitioner
Rice Lake Area School District
715-234-9007 ext. 5768

 Marie Hanby, LPC
 Mental Health Therapist
 Family Therapy Associates

 Johnna Klein, APSW
 Mental Health Therapist
 Family Therapy Associates

 Brenda Baribeau, SAC-IT, LPC-IT
 Behavioral Health and   Substance Use Disorder   Therapist
 NorthLakes Community Clinic



Heidi Carlson
Community Outreach 
 ext. 5754

Heidi Carlson
Community Outreach 
 ext. 5754

Mental Health Resources

Wisconsin Wayfinder
Wisconsin Wayfinder supports families of children with delays, disabilities, special health care needs, and mental health conditions. Children’s resource guides are helpers who assist families, caregivers, professionals, and organizations in finding a wide array of supports and services available through the Children’s Resource Network. Their services are free and confidential. Connect with a children's resource guide. Call (877) WiscWay or use our contact form.

Well Badger Resource Center - Children's Mental and Behavioral Health Navigator Tool
This free, online, anonymous tool is here to help you navigate resources for a child you care about who has mental or behavioral health concerns.

Mental Health Resources from Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction

133 Mental Health and Learning Resources for Kids and Teens

SAMHSA Find Support Tool - Mental Health

Crisis Resources

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress.
Phone: 800-985-5990
Text TalkWithUs to 66746

Northwest Connections

Emergency mental health services.
Phone: 888-552-6642

Prevent Suicide Wisconsin
Emergency mental health services contact numbers for all counties in Wisconsin.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.
Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project
Access information preventing suicide and Trevor's unique resources for LGBTQ youth.
Phone: 866-488-7386
Text START to 678678

Embrace provides services 24/7, 365 days a year to survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, and sexual violence.
Phone: 800-924-0556
Text: 715-532-6976

Mental Health Providers - General 

Click for a List of Providers

Mental Health Providers - Specialized

Call our Mental Health Coordinator/Navigator for more information. 

Mental Health Support Groups

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Barron County
NAMI offers support, education, and advocacy for families living with mental illnesses.
PO Box 477, Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone: 715-736-0089 or 715-568-4426

Suicide Support Group
Through Sacred Heart Hospital, held at the Healing Place
2125 Heights Dr, Eau Claire, WI

Amberwing - Family Resource Center
Free family support and trusted information from an experienced mental health professional. Community education and parent forums.
Phone: 218-355-2100
615 Pecan Ave, Duluth, MN 55811

Mental Health Facilities


Bellin Health Psychiatric Center
Phone: 920-433-3630
301 E. St. Joseph St., Green Bay, WI 54301

Ascension Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center Find Us
Phone: 715-344-4611
201 Prentice Street North., Stevens Point, WI 54481

Gundersen Lutheran Behavioral Health

An acute (in-hospital) psychiatric program that provides comprehensive short-term care. It serves people who are in crisis and facing serious mental health or substance use problems. Patients are accepted on either a voluntary or involuntary basis. Ages 13+.

Phone: 608-775-3523
1091 7th St., LaCrosse, WI 54601

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital Behavioral Health Center
An acute (in-hospital) psychiatric program that provides comprehensive short-term care. It serves people who are in crisis and facing serious mental health or substance use problems. Patients are accepted on either a voluntary or involuntary basis. Ages 12+.
Phone: 715-717-4121
900 West Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Essentia Health
Short-term, 24/7 care of emotional and psychiatric conditions that require hospitalization.
Miller-Dwan Building (Duluth)
Phone: 218-727-8762
502 E. 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55805
St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
Phone: 218-786-4000
407 E. 3rd St., Duluth, MN 55805
St. Joseph's Medical Center (Brainerd)
Phone: 218-829-2861
523 N. 3rd St., Brainerd, MN 56401

Willow Creek Behavioral Health
A focused mental and behavioral health facility for all ages.
Inpatient and outpatient services.
Phone: 920-328-1220
1351 Ontario Road, Green Bay, WI 54311

Winnebago Mental Health Institute
The Youth Services Unit is a civil assessment and treatment unit located in Sherman Hall for children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders, behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, and dually diagnosed mental health and substance use issues.
Phone: 920-235-4910
Admissions Unit: 4030 Treffert Drive, Winnebago, WI

Rogers Behavioral Health
Inpatient care, outpatient care.
Phone: 800-767-4411
Various Locations


Services for Children with Delays or Disabilities | WI Dept of Health Services

Children's Services Programs: Cross Comparison

Children's Long Term Support Program: Services and Supports at a Glance

Helpful Resources for Families in Children's Services Programs

Children's Programs Eligibility and Functional Screen

Click on the following links to access additional resources on our website:
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Assistance Resources

Resource Directory

Links to resources for mental heath, housing, employment, and other needs.


If someone you know is in need of immediate counseling or support, please contact:

SAMHSA Distress Helpline

24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress.

Phone: 800-985-5990

Text TalkWithUs to 66746


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