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La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative

Welcome to SPI

Feel free to browse our website for useful information and upcoming events.


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:


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


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

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Health Insurance Parity


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


To assist communities in creating suicide-safe environments by:

  • Providing information to obtain gun safety 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.


NEW meeting location:
La Crosse County Human Services
300 4th Street N
La Crosse

La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative

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