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Abundant resources available in central Wisconsin for suicide prevention, training

​Aug. 23, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day Sept. 10 features Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone documentary & panel discussion.

MARSHFIELD – Do you know someone who is feeling down, depressed and you're concerned for their safety? Do you have those negative thoughts? There is help, resources and experts available throughout central Wisconsin to assist in suicide prevention and training.

World Suicide Prevention Day is Tuesday, Sept. 10, and throughout September Marshfield Clinic Health System will host events to help educate and provide resources for people in need.

On Sept. 10, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) and Marshfield Clinic Health System will feature Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone documentary and panel discussion. MACY's Mental Health Workgroup and the Health System's Center for Community Health Advancement will host the nationally recognized 27-minute documentary as part of our Mental Health Matters campaign. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. at Froehlke Auditorium, Laird Center for Medical Research on the Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield campus.

The event, scheduled from 6-7:15 p.m., begins with an inspiring film which follows four young people from Wisconsin as they navigate mental health challenges. The documentary, which is appropriate for teens and adults, is a story of struggle, support, and ultimate resilience. Following the showing, a panel of local mental health experts will discuss topics raised in the film, answer questions from the audience, and share expanded mental health resources in our community. 

Registration is required as there are limited seats available. Register at​K.

Throughout Marshfield in September you will see green ribbons on trees lining Veterans Parkway and Central Avenue. Mental Health Matters posters with green ribbons will be placed at schools, businesses, and agencies reminding people that no one should suffer in silence and that the community cares about mental health.

The health system will continue to offer Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) suicide "gatekeeper" trainings at Marshfield Everett Roehl Public Library. The next session is 6-7 p.m. Sept. 16. Register for the QPR trainings and see future dates at​Q.

For more information or to request QPR training for a larger group contact Jodi Chojnacki, Marshfield Clinic Health System Center for Community Health Advancement, 715-221-8419 or

If there is an immediate threat or risk of harm call 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-8255 (TALK).


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