July 8, 2019
Destination Zero Newsletter: Summer 2019
Destination Zero is an initiative that aims to reduce the number of suicides in Fond du Lac County to ZERO by promoting collaboration across sectors (clinical providers, area employers, veteran service groups, education, and service agencies) to ensure that policies and procedures are in place across the county which lead to better care for those at risk of suicide.
CSI’s Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac County committee is playing a lead role in implementing several components of the Destination Zero initiative. If you are interested in becoming involved in this committee, contact Tammi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920)906-6527.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention training in which participants learn how to recognize the signs of mental distress, ask simple and direct questions, and help those in need to access local resources.
In the last 7 months over 600 people have attended a QPR training in Fond du Lac County!
Thanks to the generous donation of time by local Certified QPR Instructors and Destination Zero grant funds, this training is offered at no cost – both by request for any agency or group in Fond du Lac County, and at monthly sessions held at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA. Click on the link below to request a training or register for an upcoming session at the YMCA.
Another QPR Instructor Course is being planned for later this fall or early 2020. Contact Tammi (email@example.com or (920)906-6527) if you are interested in either becoming a certified QPR instructor or having an individual from your organization trained.
SAVE THE DATE!
The 2019 Fond du Lac Warrior Summit will be held on Friday, October 18th at Marian University’s Stayer Center. This full-day event will focus on improving the emotional and spiritual well-being of veterans and their families. With keynote presentations on Soul Injury (opuspeace.org) and Reintegration, and breakout sessions featuring the lived experiences of veterans and those who support them, the Warrior Summit aims to inform clinical professionals, social service organizations, faith communities, and the general public about the unique needs and strengths of veterans and their families, as well as provide information about the various programs, treatments, and services that exist to support them.
CLICK HERE to go to the main Warrior Summit page to learn more, see how your organization can support this event, and fill out a form to be notified when registration opens.
A Facebook event for the Fond du Lac Warrior Summit has been created. Check it out, click that you’re INTERESTED so you receive updates, and then quickly & easily assist our promotion efforts by sharing it with your friends or on your organization’s page!
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