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HRO & The Zero Suicide Initiative

Kate Bergmann, Safety and Risk Coordinator, Southwest Health Every day, suicide affects hundreds of lives across the globe. It robs families of loved ones, young ones of their futures, workplaces of their colleagues, and communities of their people. Zero Suicide is the belief that no suicide is fated. Deaths by suicide are preventable for individuals […]

How to Help

We all have a role to play in preventing suicide. Have you ever heard someone talk about wanting to take their own life? When someone talks about suicide, it can be challenging to know what to do, what to say, or how to help. At Southwest Health, we believe in ‘zero suicide’, and we all […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide has touched the lives of almost every American. Many know someone who has died by suicide, whether it’s a coworker, friend or family member. Over the past two decades, suicide rates have steadily risen in the United States and are currently ranked 12th as a cause of death among all ages. What’s important to […]

A Unique Mental Health Perspective

Every year about 44 million American adults will experience a serious mental health condition, and less than half will seek treatment. There are many reasons people choose not to seek treatment for their mental health struggles. A significant factor is being afraid to face stigma and discrimination. One of the best ways to help end […]

New Resource: 988 Mental Health Hotline

Rachel Andrews, Mental Health Therapist, Southwest Behavioral Services According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as of July 16, 2022, anyone across the U.S. in mental health distress can call or text 988 or use the online chat function on to connect with a counselor through the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. People who […]

The Right Therapy for You

If you’ve been thinking about starting therapy, you’ve probably done some online searching to answer a few of your questions before taking the next step to make an appointment with a therapist. It can be overwhelming when you’re already not feeling your best. Here’s what you can expect in therapy, you’ll work one-on-one with a […]

Covid-19 Winter Blues

Covid-19 Winter Blues Lacy Taylor Mental Health Therapist, Southwest Health It’s the second winter with Covid-19 still hanging around, putting a damper on the already rough Wisconsin winters.  There was a hopeful feeling in the air this past summer with most people getting vaccinated, helping to relieve any stress and anxiety-related to the virus.  But […]