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Posted by  SueJudd  Oct 18, 2014

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Our team: We are a group of concerned citizens from a variety of professions ranging from law enforcement, mortician, therapist, educators, religious personnel, medical personnel, and Survivors of a Suicide loss.

Mission statement: Because we value human life, the mission of Suicide Prevention of Iowa County is to prevent suicide through awareness, education, collaboration, and improved access to mental health care.

Our Vision is suicide-free communities where people will recognize the warning signs, intervene, and help individuals find hope.

Our Accomplishments (2014-Present)

2017

Suicide Awareness 

 

  • Night at Sporting event in the schools - Dodgeville, River Valley, & Iowa-Grant - Teamed with SW Funeral Directors Assoc. , Elmer Biddick Foundation, & Lands End Business Outfitters Inventory, Merchandising, Sourcing and Design Department as T-Shirt Sponsors. 
    • Community Campaign- 340 Shirts were distributed to businesses and schools to wear on Fridays in May (Mental Health Month) & September (Suicide Prevention Awareness Month)
    •  Suicide Memorial Walk July 4th, 2017 Memorial Walk interview on Channel 3
    • Interview with Pam Jahnke "Farm Babe".

Fundraisers

Public Service Announcements (PSA) - 

    • Team with Wisconsin Chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to place a billboard in Iowa County thanks to the Donations in Memory of Jeffery Sweeney.
    • Channel 47 (Month of February) & Channel 3 (mid February to Mid March).  
    • Movie Theatres in Dodgeville, Lancaster, Boscobel, & Platteville - Full year.
    • Radio Public Service & Newspaper Public Service Announcements
    • Created Symbol for teachers to put on their doors so staff and students know it's a safe place to talk about suicide. Approved through DPI.
  • QPR Training - 130 - Barneveld EMT, Hidden Valley Church, MP EMT
  • Memorial Day Shoe Display
  • Day of Bliss (2)- afternoon of free relaxation and art therapy
  • Present to Community Service Groups - MP Kiwanis, MP School Staff
  • SOS Peer Support group 2nd Thursday of each Month
  • Paid for individuals to get trained in Suicide Prevention and QPR.

 2016:

  • Sponsored Art Therapy Sessions for Grief & Loss, along with Stress Relief.
  • Launched Campaign with 13 Chamber of Commerce & 12 School Districts
  • Host Suicide Memorial Walk
  • Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
  • SOS Peer Support group 2nd Thursday of each Month
  • Radio Public Service & Newspaper Public Service Announcements that will go throughout 2016.
  • QPR Trained in Iowa Co. - over 200 - Upland Hills Health, UW-Extension Office, WI Dept of Ag, St. Mary's/Paul's Catholic Church & UCC Church Mineral Point.
  • Partnered with Upland Hills Health Also, distributed table top brochure holders to all medical centers in Iowa County displaying the Suicide Prevention Resources in Iowa County brochures.


2015:

  • Mental Health Fair with CESA #3
  • QPR Training of Trainers
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group Facilitator Training (SOS)
  • Started SOS Support Group
  • Partnership with: Iowa County Sheriffs Department, Upland Hills Health
  • Fundraiser- Helicopter Golf Ball Drop 
  • Started Suicide Memorial Walk
  • started presenting to community action groups & county board committee

2014:

  • July started the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County WI
  • Partnership with CESA #3 
  • Presented to CESA #3 superintendents meeting 
  • Created and printed 1500 suicide resource brochures and distributed them throughout Iowa County.
  • website set up: www.Suicide-IowaCountyWI.org
  • Facebook page: Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County WI
  • Suicide prevention information monthly in Church bulletins, CESA#3 Newsletter, Veterans affairs, Compassionate Friends & ADRC
  • Hired professionals from Journey Mental Health to come once a month and present on mental health issues related to suicide.
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