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Suicide prevention task force seeks public comments

Posted at 1:20 p.m. on July 22, 2019

The Brillion News

MARSHFIELD – State Representative Joan Ballweg,, R-Markesan, Chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, has announced the fourth public hearing for the 15-member task force to be held July 29, 2019.

Representatives from the National Farm Medicine Center, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension have been invited to present.

The hearing will open up for public testimony following invited speakers. Details on the public hearing: Monday, July 29 at 12 p.m.; Robert F. Froehlke Auditorium Laird Center for Medical Research, Marshfield Clinic 1000 N Oak Avenue, Marshfield, Wis. For anyone unable to attend, your thoughts and opinions can be shared by contacting the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention at

The Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention is tasked with evaluating our state’s current suicide prevention efforts, identifying new opportunities to target at-risk communities, increasing awareness for evidence-based programs and protocols and investigating new treatment and prevention options.

If you or someone you care about needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Wisconsin HOPELINE at 741741.



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