Events Calendar

In addition to these events, there are a number of mental health, safety, and wellness related presentations and trainings that are available throughout Fond du Lac County by request. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Sep
29
Tue
Free Virtual Narcan Training
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE Community Narcan Training-Sept. 29, 6-7pm. Registration required to get virtual link to training and registration information is confidential and the process is quick & easy! Register online now via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B96VXGF

Oct
6
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Oct
13
Tue
QPR Training at the YMCA @ Fond du Lac Family YMCA
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
QPR Training at the YMCA @ Fond du Lac Family YMCA

NOTE: THE OCTOBER 13th SESSION IS BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a practical and proven suicide prevention training. In just 90 minutes this training aims to empower attendees, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know by teaching them the common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs, and three simple steps that can be used to help someone in crisis.

This training is being offered through a partnership with the Fond du Lac Family YMCA, and is FREE to all. CLICK HERE to register!

Child Watch child care is available for attendees (including non-members). CLICK HERE for more information about Child Watch.  (IN PERSON SESSIONS ONLY)

QPR trainings can be arranged AT NO COST for any group or organization in Fond du Lac County. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Suicide is preventable, and help is available. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact Fond du Lac County Crisis Intervention at (920)929-3535 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Oct
14
Wed
Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) Support Group @ NAMI's Friendship Corner
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are invited to attend a free support group held monthly in Fond du Lac.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) support group provides a safejudgement-free space for those grieving the suicide death of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm at NAMI’s Friendship Corner, 86 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac.

The S.O.S.L group is ongoing. New members are welcome to join at any time. Those who are interested in attending should feel free to reach out with any questions. Please contact Tammi at (920)906-6527 or send an email to kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us.

For more information and to register go to www.csifdl.org/sosl

SOSL Support Group Flyer

Oct
15
Thu
NAMI Family Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This gathering is offered monthly by NAMI affiliates, free of charge, in a confidential and safe setting at Friendship Corner and is run by volunteer facilitators who are also family members living with mental health challenges in their lives.  Group discussion and interaction will be encouraged.

Learn more at https://namifonddulac.org/programs/

Oct
30
Fri
QPR Instructor Course @ Fond du Lac School District Administration Building
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

NOTE: Both sessions are currently at capacity, and a waitlist has been started. Please complete the form HERE to be added. If there is enough interest, we may look at scheduling a third session.

CSI’s Destination Zero and Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac County committees are excited to extend the opportunity to have someone from your organization certified as a QPR Instructor.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a concise (60 to 90 minute) suicide prevention training that has been proven to help individuals recognize the signs of emotional distress and suicidality in others and respond effectively. (More information can be found at https://qprinstitute.com.) We are offering Fond du Lac County organizations who are committed to equipping their staff or the individuals they serve with this life-saving information the opportunity to have one or two members of their organization become certified to deliver this suicide prevention training. By encouraging local organizations to make QPR gatekeeper trainings a part of worksite policy and training protocol, we aim to increase the number of individuals in our communities who are able to recognize the signs of mental distress in others (including co-workers, clients, family members, and friends) and have the confidence and tools to respond in a helpful way.

How will having a QPR Instructor benefit my organization?

Having an in-house QPR Instructor will streamline your organization’s training by creating capacity to teach current and new staff, volunteers, or consumers about suicide prevention, while eliminating the hassle of bringing in an outside trainer or the costs associated with off-site trainings. Newly trained instructors will be offered support and co-training assistance.

What are the costs associated? 

Through Destination Zero grant funds we are able to cover the full cost of the training ($420 which includes all course materials, and the supplies to train 25 others) for participants who agree to the expectations outlined below. In an effort to maximize the reach of this effort, we are limiting this opportunity to two individuals per agency.  At the conclusion of the 3-year certification period, the trained instructor can choose to become re-certified through the QPR Institute.

Are there any additional expectations?  

Yes. In addition to promoting the use of QPR within their agency, those who attend will be added to our county’s pool of certified QPR trainers and will be expected to co-lead at least one community-based training in each of the next three years. Volunteering their time in this way allows QPR to be offered free of charge to organizations/groups throughout the county. They also must agree to provide basic reporting information (sign-in sheet and evaluation data) on the sessions they lead. This reporting allows us to track the reach and impact of QPR in Fond du Lac County, which is vital to securing the funds needed to sustain the training effort.

What skills and experience are needed to become a QPR Instructor?  

The skills needed include the ability to speak in front of a group, communicate ideas effectively, and cultivate a safe and effective learning environment. No experience is necessary, but previous training/teaching experience is helpful. Basic knowledge about suicide prevention strategies or willingness to learn best practices around suicide prevention is desired.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited and a waiting list will be created.

Contact Tammi Kohlman at (920)906-6527 or kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us with questions.

To be added to the waitlist, please complete the form located HERE

Nov
3
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Nov
6
Fri
QPR Instructor Course @ Fond du Lac School District Administration Building
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

NOTE: Both sessions are currently at capacity, and a waitlist has been started. Please complete the form HERE to be added. If there is enough interest, we may look at scheduling a third session.

CSI’s Destination Zero and Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac County committees are excited to extend the opportunity to have someone from your organization certified as a QPR Instructor.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a concise (60 to 90 minute) suicide prevention training that has been proven to help individuals recognize the signs of emotional distress and suicidality in others and respond effectively. (More information can be found at https://qprinstitute.com.) We are offering Fond du Lac County organizations who are committed to equipping their staff or the individuals they serve with this life-saving information the opportunity to have one or two members of their organization become certified to deliver this suicide prevention training. By encouraging local organizations to make QPR gatekeeper trainings a part of worksite policy and training protocol, we aim to increase the number of individuals in our communities who are able to recognize the signs of mental distress in others (including co-workers, clients, family members, and friends) and have the confidence and tools to respond in a helpful way.

How will having a QPR Instructor benefit my organization?

Having an in-house QPR Instructor will streamline your organization’s training by creating capacity to teach current and new staff, volunteers, or consumers about suicide prevention, while eliminating the hassle of bringing in an outside trainer or the costs associated with off-site trainings. Newly trained instructors will be offered support and co-training assistance.

What are the costs associated? 

Through Destination Zero grant funds we are able to cover the full cost of the training ($420 which includes all course materials, and the supplies to train 25 others) for participants who agree to the expectations outlined below. In an effort to maximize the reach of this effort, we are limiting this opportunity to two individuals per agency.  At the conclusion of the 3-year certification period, the trained instructor can choose to become re-certified through the QPR Institute.

Are there any additional expectations?  

Yes. In addition to promoting the use of QPR within their agency, those who attend will be added to our county’s pool of certified QPR trainers and will be expected to co-lead at least one community-based training in each of the next three years. Volunteering their time in this way allows QPR to be offered free of charge to organizations/groups throughout the county. They also must agree to provide basic reporting information (sign-in sheet and evaluation data) on the sessions they lead. This reporting allows us to track the reach and impact of QPR in Fond du Lac County, which is vital to securing the funds needed to sustain the training effort.

What skills and experience are needed to become a QPR Instructor?  

The skills needed include the ability to speak in front of a group, communicate ideas effectively, and cultivate a safe and effective learning environment. No experience is necessary, but previous training/teaching experience is helpful. Basic knowledge about suicide prevention strategies or willingness to learn best practices around suicide prevention is desired.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited and a waiting list will be created.

Contact Tammi Kohlman at (920)906-6527 or kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us with questions.

To be added to the waitlist, please complete the form located HERE

Nov
11
Wed
Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac County Committee Meeting
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The mission of Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac County (PSFDL) is to reduce the number of suicide attempts and deaths that take place in our county each year. PSFDL committee members come from a variety of sectors and organizations across Fond du Lac County.

By working together they seek to reduce the number of people who attempt and die by suicide by:

  • Sharing information about the work being done within their organizations to prevent suicides and supporting those in crisis, learning from each other’s successes, and brainstorming ways to overcome challenges.
  • Promoting and facilitating suicide prevention trainings (including QPR) throughout the county to increase the number of community members who can recognize the signs of mental distress and know how to respond effectively.
  • Improving the quality of supports available to those who are impacted by suicide attempts and deaths (including the Survivors of Suicide Loss support group).

NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN AT ANYTIME! Contact Tammi (kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us or 920-906-6527) to be added to the PSFDL email list to receive committee updates (including meeting locations).

Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) Support Group @ NAMI's Friendship Corner
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are invited to attend a free support group held monthly in Fond du Lac.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) support group provides a safejudgement-free space for those grieving the suicide death of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm at NAMI’s Friendship Corner, 86 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac.

The S.O.S.L group is ongoing. New members are welcome to join at any time. Those who are interested in attending should feel free to reach out with any questions. Please contact Tammi at (920)906-6527 or send an email to kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us.

For more information and to register go to www.csifdl.org/sosl

SOSL Support Group Flyer