National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 Text 839863 Iowa County WI Hotline (800) 362-5717 Emergencies call 911
Grant Money Application
Support Group Grant
The goal is to establish programs that can be tried and hopefully sustained over time. You can register your idea for a program or project on the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County WI website. The focus of the project or program should be for students (k-12), Vets, farmers or elderly and their families to create a stronger and open bond through a support group or other project in order to communicate their mental health needs and/ or help them heal after a suicide or a suicide attempt. The Grant money can be used for Pre-vention , Post-vention, or survived a failed attempt.
Several Suicide Prevention Tool Kit can be found with specific focus on line from reputable and established Suicide Prevention Organization. These kits can have a focus of educations, spiritual, self-calming, or rural primary care for medical use, to name a few.
Don't be afraid to think outside of the box for a program that will be successful in your school, church or community. If you are wanting to try a program that has never been tried before, but you have a strong feeling it will work in your community and you can support your reasoning, apply. Be creative, the program can focus on self-esteem, breaking down mental health stigmas, spreading awareness through resources distribution, growth mind set, problem solving skills, or mindfulness & self- calming to name a few. This can be, but not limited to, a type of QPR trainings, art therapy, play therapy, bringing in professionals to present on a topic, meditation or book & movie reviews. These programs can be based in English or Spanish. You know your area best, think of what has worked in the past and expand on it.
Deadline to send in proposals: Dec. 31, 2017
Follow up Report:
- Attendance per group meeting
- Topics covered in each session
- What would you do differently next time
- What would you do the same.