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La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative

Welcome to SPI

The La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative is committed to promoting awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable. Feel free to browse our website for useful information and upcoming events.


MISSION STATEMENT

The La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative is committed to promoting awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable.
Our goals are:

Education

To increase awareness about suicide prevention throughout the greater La Crosse community through:

  • The annual Suicide Summit
  • The annual Awareness Walk
  • The annual Dance for Hope
  • Ongoing QPR Training
  • Distribution of written information via the SPI Website and numerous educational events and fundraisers

Advocacy

To support and establish legislation at the state and national levels related to:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Health Insurance Parity

Access

To increase access to care for at-risk populations by:

  • Reducing the stigma associated with help-seeking
  • Raising the public's knowledge of risk factors for suicide, the warning signs, and preparedness to respond

Safety

To assist communities in creating suicide-safe environments by:

  • Providing information to obtain gun locks and encouraging safe storage of firearms
  • Supporting pill collections where community members can safely dispose of unused medications.
  • Providing information regarding Crisis Intervention resources.

Wish to Request a Training?

Change Direction Training

QPR Training

Parents & Teachers as Allies Session

NEWS

Talking Points for Viewing Netflix Video "13 Reasons Why"

jedfoundation.org
nytimes.com
nasponline.org
nationwidechildrens.org
save.org

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY (09/10/2016)
What can you do?

U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High (nytimes.com, 04/22/2016)
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Surviving Suicide: The Difference Between Being Spared or Being Saved (09/07/2015)
read the full story here