MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE OF POLK COUNTY

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Our brochure lists local mental health providers and services

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Back-of-the-Door campaign posters are placed in local businesses, schools and organizations

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The Mental Health Task Force hosts educational programming for professionals and the public

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Our Back-of-the-Door campaign raises awareness about mental health issues and treatment

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2013 Chairperson Sharon Ward, board member Bonnie Leonard and our mascot Fritz at the Osceola Community Health Fair

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Our website www.mentalhealthpolk.org provides information about mental health problems and local resources

A grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness, increasing awareness and improving access to care

giveBIG to the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County on April 28, 2015

Visit our website www.mentalhealthpolk.org

Since being established in 2008, The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, Wisconsin has grown into an active and effective coalition of mental health care providers, government and law enforcement representatives, human service agencies, school personnel and community members.

Our goals include:

  • Reduce stigma associated with mental health issues
  • Improve access to mental health care
  • Increase awareness of mental health issues via educational programming
  • Identify and address mental health issues that face our community
  • Prevent suicide by building awareness within our community

Our current Mental Health Task Force initiatives include:

Website and Brochure: Our brochure lists all area mental health service providers and is available throughout our community. Our website www.mentalhealthpolk.org provides listings of local mental health and AODA providers, links to provider websites, basic mental health information, and crisis assistance via a local hotline

The “Back-of-the-Door Campaign” our innovative program designed to raise awareness about mental health and reduce the stigma of seeking help by placing eye-catching posters on the backs of bathroom doors or other locations in businesses, hospitals, schools, and social service organizations.

QPR Training: QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer-- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. We have provided QPR training to dozens of area organizations and schools.

Suicide Prevention: With assistance from Mental Health America of Wisconsin, the Mental Health Task Force has developed and implemented programming for youth suicide prevention

Healthy Beginnings: The Mental Health Task Force took the lead in developing this program that provides no-fee early intervention mental health services for home and school. This program is supported by a grant from the Osceola Community Health Foundation.

You can help! The Mental Health Task Force depends on donations from individuals and organizations to accomplish its goals. Click the "Donate Now" button to make a donation. We also depend on our dedicated members and volunteers who work tirelessly to support the mental health needs of our community. Visit www.mentalhealthpolk.org to find out how to get involved.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY MAIL, send a check to: The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, P.O. Box 432, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


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A grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness, increasing awareness and improving access to care

EIN: 271566890

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