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Welcome

The Center for Suicide Awareness is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Kaukauna, WI. The Center for Suicide Awareness is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and operating under the nonprofit laws of the State of Wisconsin.

The Center for Suicide Awareness Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers have included survivors, peers, and professionals who bring a special insight for suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention. We ensure we have continual organizational growth, development, effective skill set and operational talents to maintain the high standards and integrity of the agency.

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

The Center for Suicide Awareness provides services throughout the USA, as well as has international partners.

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. The Center for Suicide Awareness works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide concentrating its efforts on education and awareness.

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, LBGTQIA+ issues, parental issues, school, friends, relationship issues or just having a bad day.

Testimonials

"I am forever grateful to The Center for Suicide Awareness for allowing a platform to tell our daughter's story. Amanda was 26 when she died by suicide 13 years ago. Through the Center, I have been able to try to bring to light her struggles and keep her memory alive. Whether it be in person, one-on-one, large groups, oral or written, her story is very important to our family. She will always be our daughter and must not be forgotten."

~ J.R.

"I believe I have been with the Center for Suicide Awareness for the past ten years helping in whatever I could do to make known to the public that the Center is here to give support to those lost a loved one to suicide. Having the experience of wanting to end my life because I no longer could bear the pain of depression. By the grace of God I did not complete my route to suicide. I was fortunate that my brain chemistry slowly began to stablize and was helped by a police sargeant who had experience with mental illnesses and helped me back to my family. Because of this experience, I have been able to help families what may have been happening in their loved ones' lives that caused them to consider suicide."

~ G.P.S.

"As an educator, I have participated in professional development surrounding youth mental health on various occasions. I am also QPR (question, persuade, & refer) certified. Throughout these trainings, I have learned so much about the Center for Suicide Awareness and the hopeline they have created. I have the call-in and text-in number saved in my contacts and have personally used the text-in line myself during moments of high anxiety and stress. I also share the number to my students or to anyone who might need it. Please call or text in if you need help. They are there for you."

~ S.V.

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