2018 Annual Conference


Mental Health America of Wisconsin

Prevent Suicide Wisconsin assists with the coordination of Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy, designed to increase the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts by focusing on a reasonable set of goals that will promote widespread use of evidence-based and best practices for suicide prevention in Wisconsin. The aim is to reach “saturation” levels of these practices, whereas they are currently “sprinkled” across the state reducing their impact. For example, training clinicians in assessing and treating their clients who are suicidal should not be encouraged in one community but not another. It should be happening all across Wisconsin. By working with state agencies, local suicide prevention coalitions, as well as other partners and interested individuals, this plan is intended to mobilize coordinated, effective efforts to address suicide. The plan’s progress toward these aims will be monitored by the Department of Health Services’ contractor for suicide prevention services, currently Mental Health America of Wisconsin (parent organization of Prevent Suicide Wisconsin).

MHA of Wisconsin is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals through advocacy, education, and service.

MHA is an affiliate of the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including:

  •  Prevention services for all
  • Early identification and intervention for those at risk
  • Integrated care and treatment for those who need it
  • Recovery as the goal