Veteran's Suicide Walk
Saturday, May 23rd from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Begins at the La Crosse YMCA
Everyone is welcome. Walk 1 mile or 22 miles
Story of Survival
"Redeemed" by Dese'Rae L. Stage
(Paul G. Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Contest)
I tried to kill myself in the summer of 2006. I was 23. I spent a month deeply entrenched in an exhaustive cycle of breaking up and getting back together with Emma, the girl I'd loved for three years...
read the full story here
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|The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin: 2007-2011||click for PDF|
The La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative is committed to promoting awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable.
Educate the community that suicide is a preventable public health problem. We are able to educate through:
- Annual Suicide Summit (La Crosse, WI)
- Annual Suicide Awareness Walk (La Crosse, WI)
- Public awareness events
- Maintaining our website
- Providing written information at educational events
We support current efforts to create and establish legislation for mental health insurance parity and suicide prevention.