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A Key to Taking Care of Your Mental Health: Get Outside and Discover Wisconsin

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Summer has arrived in Wisconsin and it's the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, boost your Vitamin D levels, and take care of your mental health! After the long and cold winter, it’s time to gear up and get yourself ready for a mentally strong remainder of 2022. Let’s dive into how you can get outdoors all throughout the state and take care of yourself all while exploring nature!

Wisconsin’s Best Counties to Road Trip: Northwestern Edition

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Looking to take the ultimate Wisconsin road trip? Pull out your maps and plan to visit Ashland County, Bayfield County, and Douglas County located in the Northwestern region of the state!

[OFFICIAL RULES] 2023 Discover Wisconsin Calendar Contest

Discover Wisconsin’s social media photo contest is a special opportunity for photographers (amateur or professional) to showcase their Wisconsin photographs and have a chance to earn a spot in the 2023 Discover Wisconsin Calendar.

Where to See the Best Fall Colors in Southwest Wisconsin

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The fall weather has finally begun to settle in in the southwestern portion of Wisconsin and we are ready to explore the fall foliage that is surrounding the counties throughout! After the hot summer we have had, the chilly breeze and crisp air is much appreciated. With peak colors just around the corner in southwest Wisconsin, it’s time for you to plan your trip to see the best of the best! 

How To Plan a Spring Road Trip Along Lake Michigan 

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Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, and we are all itching to break away from our winter cabins for a while. With spring break near, don’t feel like you have to break the bank heading to a top destination for a week. This spring break, switch it up by running down these Wisconsin counties and towns that border Lake Michigan for gorgeous views and an unforgettable road trip.
Distracted Driving

The Consequences of Distracted Driving

By: David Pabst, Director, WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve worn several hats. This includes 23 years wearing a State Patrol Stetson – serving as a trooper, inspector, sergeant, lieutenant and captain…
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Bullying Prevention Starts with Student Action

Wisconsin Safe Communities equips Adams-Friendship High School students with strategies to combat bullying among peers and spread positivity.
Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation First Breath Program

Four Tips to Quit Smoking from Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

It’s hard to quit smoking – no doubt about it! But it is possible, and a good support system can make all the difference. Participants in the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation's First Breath Program explain what helped them the most on their journey to quit smoking and the benefits that followed.
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Retired Wisconsin Police Officer Talks Openly About Suicide Prevention

My husband tells me we would be invited to more parties if I was content to tell people that I retired after 26 years of being a police officer. But, instead I feel compelled to tell people that, in my retirement, I am working hard and fast…
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Students Join the Conversation About e-Cigarettes and Vaping in Schools

To effectively address youth health issues, we need to invite youth to the table. Members of FACT are in grades 7-12 and work to spread the truth about tobacco in communities throughout the state. The program is managed by the American Lung Association and we rely heavily on guidance from the program’s Youth Board. Their valuable insights help us develop informed prevention strategies that resonate with teens.