June 1, 2020


Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

KFIZ’s Spencer Wagen conducted several interviews with local mental health advocates and professionals throughout May 2020 to share information about area resources and promote the idea that mental health is something that ALL of us need to prioritize. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Spencer and all of his guests!

May 28th, 2020: Laura Rau, a board member of NAMI Fond du Lac, shared information about the various programs and services that NAMI Fond du Lac provides to individuals with mental illness and their families. Learn more about NAMI Fond du Lac by going to the website or Facebook page.

May 27th, 2020: Lindsay Loewe, a mental health & substance abuse counselor through Collaborative Wellness in Ripon, spoke about how Existential Trauma has affected many of us and the various services offered at Collaborative Wellness – including a no-cost option. Learn more about Collaborative Wellness by going to their website, Facebook page, or YouTube channel.

May 21st, 2020: Brittani Woods, a board member of NAMI Fond du Lac and suicide loss survivor, shared the story of her brother Brandon’s struggles, the importance of supporting Veterans’ mental health, and local efforts to bring awareness to this issue. Learn more about the Brandon Michael Memorial Ruck March by going to the Salute the Troops Annual Races website.

May 18th, 2020: Alicia Hans, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Catalpa Health and City of Fond du Lac Councilperson, shared her personal story and discussed the importance of focusing on your mental health at all times of the year.

May 13th, 2020: Tammi Kohlman, the coordinator of the Destination Zero suicide prevention initiative in Fond du Lac County, talked with Spencer about the Tools2Thrive being highlighted throughout the month on CSI’s website and Facebook page. These practical tools include owning your feelingsfinding the positive after losseliminating toxic influencescreating healthy routines, and supporting & connecting with others.

Listen to Previous Interviews

January 8th, 2020: Tammi Kohlman spoke with KFIZ’s Spencer Wagen about the successful QPR Suicide Prevention training effort across Fond du Lac County in 2019, with 58 training sessions being held and 966 individuals trained. They also discussed Destination Zero’s new workplace mental health pilot program (CLICK HERE for more information) and the role co-workers can play in preventing suicides.

September 25th, 2019: Chaplain Doug Hedman and Tammi Kohlman spoke with KFIZ’s Bob Hoffmaster about the upcoming Fond du Lac Warrior Summit, which will be held on Friday, October 18th at Marian University’s Stayer Center, from 8:30am-4:30pm. Complete details and registration form is located HERE. Registration closes Friday, October 4th.

Chaplain Doug Hedman & Tammi Kohlman on KFIZ’s Hoffy House

July 24th, 2019: Maurice (Moe) Craine, a local business owner and member of the Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac committee, and Tammi Kohlman, the coordinator of CSI’s Destination Zero suicide prevention initiative, spoke with KFIZ’s Bob Hoffmaster about Ball 4 The Cause, a charity basketball game that will be held on Saturday, August 10th. Barriers to accessing mental health treatment, and heightened stigma among men and within the African American community as it relates to addressing mental health concerns was also discussed. CLICK HERE to listen and learn more.

Maurice Craine & Tammi Kohlman on KFIZ’s Hoffy House

March 24th, 2019: Greg Henderson, a psychotherapist from Aurora Behavioral Health and active member of several CSI committees spoke with KFIZ’s Bob Hoffmaster about the important role of mental health in overall well-being, how healthy habits and self-care can improve our quality of life, and work-life balance, among other topics! CLICK HERE to listen and learn more.

February 13th, 2019: Ellen Sorensen, Drug Free Communities Coordinator, and Dr. Jim Salasek spoke with KFIZ’s Bob Hoffmaster about the connection between mental health and substance abuse, how tobacco use is changing with the emergence of electronic delivery devices, and the many activities of Drug Free Communities across Fond du Lac County. CLICK HERE to listen and learn more.

January 9th, 2019: Dr. Janet McCord, Professor of Thanatology at Marian Univeristy and member of CSI’s Prevent Suicide-Fond du Lac Committee, spoke with KFIZ’s Bob Hoffmaster about the importance of learning basic suicide prevention techniques, and the current effort to educate Fond du Lac County residents through free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper trainings. To request a training, simply fill out this form.  CLICK HERE to listen and learn more.

December 12th, 2018: Dr. Jim Salasek, the chair of CSI’s Mental Health Access Prioirty, spoke with KFIZ’s Bob Hoffmaster about how realistic New Year’s resolutions can promote mental health and overall well-being. CLICK HERE to listen and learn more.

October 31st, 2018: Dr. Jim Salasek spoke with KFIZ’s Bob Hoffmaster about CSI’s structure and community priorities. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview, and learn more about CSI’s efforts to promote the social, emotional and behavioral well-being of ALL Fond du Lac County residents.


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