Every 18 minutes one American dies of suicide. We need to know more... We need to do more.
Hear the highlights from Wisconsin Burden of Suicide Report and local data about the impact of suicide, survivors' of suicide will share their stories of resiliency, and an introduction to the evidenced-based training Question Persuade Refer (QPR) which trains individuals to identify suicide risk, and begin a call to action for the community to share a goal of zero suicides.
The New Issue Briefing Series
This new series will outline a particular issue with community impact. The general structure will include background of the issue and a presentation and recommendation from experts in the field.
Tammy Langhoff works as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and lives in Menomonee Falls with her husband and two dogs. Her life took a dramatic turn in 2010 when she lost her 19 year old daughter, Katelyn, to suicide. She changed jobs to work in mental health and is now dedicated to suicide prevention.
Dr. Bob DuBois is a full-time instructor of psychology and ethics at Waukesha County Technical College. He earned his PhD in educational psychology from Marquette University and is a licensed professional counselor.
At age 12, Gabrielle O’Neil first dealt with cutting and suicidal ideation which would be a battle that she would have to fight for the next 13 years. Now at 28, she enjoys sharing her story with the hope that her shared experience with others who struggle with mental illness and suicidal ideation will encourage and enrich their lives.
Pre-registration is required. Use the link above to register.
Two days prior to the event, you will receive an email with directions and parking information.
Free for WPN members and non-member funders. Enjoy a free light refreshments.
Contact Dwayne Butler at the Waukesha County Community Foundation, or call him directly at 262.513-1861.