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The Center for Suicide Awareness

Mission Statement:

Coordinate and collaborate with others, including schools, law enforcement and other charitable organizations and agencies to help maximize use of resources to help educate, prevent, and support those who are affected by suicide. Also assisting survivors of suicide by giving them a “voice” in the component of utilizing education in helping prevent suicide. Will engage in education, intervention, prevention, and awareness teaching, presentation and instruction. Provide post-vention support for people that have been impacted by suicide. Will be a hub and “go to” center for people and help direct and guide people to the appropriate resources. Will bring about awareness in efforts to reduce stigma. Promote QPR training as well as provide them.

The Center offers support groups for all ages of those who have lost a beloved one to suicide, support groups for people who have attempted suicide and a support group for the family members. We offer presentations for schools in helping students cope and know warning signs of suicide. We also offer training for educators, healthcare professionals, police and others. Our vision is to create a stronger community that helps those in need and supports those in grief.

What We Offer

  • We offer support groups for both young people and adults. Our focus is on teaching coping skills, discussing the stages of grief, and simply giving the gift of presence – to be here when you need us. Attendees can share, listen, or simply be among others who understand their feelings.
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  • We offer support by our dedicated volunteers who have been affected by suicide. This support can be one-on-one or a group setting.
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  • We offer suicide prevention training and education for students, teachers, and educators in the Fox Valley community and any other community. In addition, we can provide training to health care employees, police and other public service employees on how to communicate with suicide survivors after a tragedy.
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  • "They are really the only people who understand what I am going through."
    -- Support Group Participant
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