The Center for Suicide Awareness is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit headquartered in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. In 2010 Barb Bigalke founded the Center and serves as the Executive Director. The Center for Suicide Awareness is dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support, collaboration, and intervention. The vision of the Center is compassionate, readily accessible, barrier free and sustained support for any individual or entity in need, while free of any mental health stigma.

Mission Statement
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support, collaboration, and intervention.

Vision Statement
Our vision is compassion, readily accessible, barrier free, and sustained support for any individual or entity in need while free of any mental health stigma.

HOPELINE™, by the Center for Suicide Awareness, is a text-in (versus voice call-in) free service for help and hope. HOPELINE™ is the Emotional Support Text Line in the State of Wisconsin and provides service throughout the entire state.

HOPELINE™’s purpose is to offer emotional support and resources before situations rise to crisis level. Texts received reflect struggles with breakups, job loss, bullying, LGBTQ issues, parental issues, school, friends, relationship issues or any struggle a person is experiencing.

 

STEEM – April 27, 2019

MICHAEL BAILEY (from VIC FERRARI BAND), STEVE MARCH-TORME’ and Featuring Mike Underwood, Kathy Alan, Len Nelson, The HD Horns, Steve Nothem, Wm. Severin

On Saturday, April 27th a fantastic music event called STEEM will be held at The Grand located at 100 High Ave., Oshkosh, with a portion of the proceeds from this incredible event going to the Veteran suicide prevention efforts of the Center for Suicide Awareness.

EVERY DAY, 20 OR MORE VETERANS TAKE THEIR OWN LIFE.
EVEN ONE VETERAN DEATH BY SUICIDE IS ONE TOO MANY.

Center for Suicide Awareness is proactively in the fight to prevent the tragedy of Veteran Suicides and provide our Veterans with the hope, help, support, and services they deserve. In addition to the current Veteran programs the Center offers, we are forging ahead to bring about the changes needed to protect our brave men and women who fought for our protection and freedom.

ADVANCE TICKETS  available at thegrandoshkosh.showare.com or 920-424-2350

Your vision for the center and your work is essential for the community.

You are doing a very important and beautiful work and our community is blessed by it. We truly appreciate you giving of yourself and your time. We admire your passion and your heart and for what you do with HOPELINE. I see your ambition and drive and you are truly inspiring.

You have done such a great job of making people aware of something which isn’t easy to talk about. You have that small-town comfortable feel, with that big town ability to get things done!