Posted by  SueJudd  Oct 18, 2014

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National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255   or   TEXT 839863

Iowa County WI Hotline 1-800-362-5717


About Us                      


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)


 Suicide Awareness:

  •  High School school wide focus to Suicide Prevention and Awareness- Dodgeville High School, Seneca
  • Awareness Night at Sporting events - Dodgeville VS Prairie Du Chien,Iowa-Grant VS Cuba City
  • Community Campaign- Businesses and schools wear Suicide Prevention T-Shirts on Fridays in May (Mental Health Month) & September (Suicide Prevention Awareness Month)
  • Suicide Memorial Shoe Dispaly - Memorial day in Mineral Point 
  • Suicide Memorial Walk July 4th, 2018 in Ridgeway, WI
  • Fundraisers
    • Helicopter Golf Ball Drop- Ridgeway,WI 
    • Dodgeball Tournament - Mineral Point, WI
  •  Public Service Announcements (PSA) - 
    • Channel 47 (Mid Dec. - Mid Jan.) & Channel 3 (February).  
    • Newspaper Public Service Announcements
    • Pam Janhke interview & Airing farmer focused PSA
    • Dannika Lewis Channel 3 coverage of sports nights & interviews for segment.

Education & Collaboration:

  • QPR Training - 14 -Barneveld School Staff
  • Added 5 counties (Grant, LaFayette, Richland, Sauk, Crawford) & 25 School Districts to Monthly Newsletter
  • Paid for 2 more QPR Trainers to get trained.

Mental Health Access:

  • SOS peer support group meetings 2nd Thursday of each month.


Suicide Awareness 

Education & Collaberation:

  • QPR Training - 245 - Barneveld EMT, Hidden Valley Church, MP EMT, MP School Staff, Montfort (reps from Livingston/Rewey/Cobb) EMT
  • Present to Community Service Groups - MP Kiwanis, MP School Staff
  • Paid for individuals to get trained in Suicide Prevention and QPR.
  • Updated Suicide Resource Brochures and business cards for schools & community.

Mental Health Access:

  • Day of Bliss (2)- afternoon of free relaxation and art therapy
  • SOS Peer Support group 2nd Thursday of each Month


Suicide Awareness:

  •  Host Suicide Memorial Walk
  • Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
  • Radio Public Service & Newspaper Public Service Announcements that will go throughout 2016.

Eduction & Collaboration:

  • Launched Campaign with 13 Chamber of Commerce & 12 School Districts
  •  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.

Mental Health Care Access:

  • Sponsored Art Therapy Sessions for Grief & Loss, along with Stress Relief.
  • SOS Peer Support group 2nd Thursday of each Month


 Suicide Awareness:

  • Fundraiser- Helicopter Golf Ball Drop 
  • Started Suicide Memorial Walk

Eduction & Collaboration:

  • Mental Health Fair with CESA #3
  • QPR Training of Trainers
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group Facilitator Training (SOS)
  • Partnership with: Iowa County Sheriffs Department, Upland Hills Health
  • Presented to community action groups & county board committee

 Mental Health Access:

  • Started SOS Support Group

2014:   July started the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County WI

 Suicide Awareness:

  •  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

Education & Collaberation:

  • Partnership with CESA #3 

Mental Health Access:

  • Hired Journey Mental Health Crisis Center to present on mental health issues related to suicide 1x each month.
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