Based on the data presented and the prioritization process of the community stakeholders, mental health was one of three priorities selected in Ascension hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessment. Ascension Wisconsin is a member of two Tri-County Regional coalitions—Prevent Suicide-Fox Cities (formerly Zero Suicide) and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Advisory Committee.
On December 4, 2020, Prevent Suicide-Fox Cities launched its new awareness campaign, Strong Minds 4 Men with a comprehensive communications and media toolkit to support interested organizations. A "Man Tab '' was created on the new Mental Health Connection website, where men can find resources, mental health assessment, videos of men sharing their stories, signs and symptoms, etc. to assist in their mental wellness journey.
Ascension Wisconsin awarded the NEW Mental Health Connection $31,000 for mental health and suicide prevention efforts that include support for a mental health navigator and victim response team, which are the next primary focus areas. The team also is reviewing best practices for adult behavioral health support in the workplace. There is an evaluation plan to track the success of the campaign that will run through 2021.