Support Suicide Prevention & Survivor Support in Northeast Wisconsin!
Our community’s battle against suicide has never held been more critical—the need never greater. Your help is needed now.
National suicide deaths increased by 35% between 1999 and 2018, according to the CDC. Isolation, fear and anxiety have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. So have job loss, financial concerns and alcohol use. These are all contributing factors to suicide and are likely to create a perfect storm of tragedy and loss.
Our community banded together in 2006 to form the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention to lead the fight against suicide through awareness, outreach and support through several initiatives and local partnerships. The Coalition is comprised of schools, healthcare organizations, behavioral health providers, government agencies, police and fire departments, veteran-focused groups, local businesses, advocates and survivors.
The Coalition’s hallmark event is the Be the Light Walk, held annually in downtown Green Bay and drawing more than 12,000 participants in its 11-year history. It has been a tremendous tool for building awareness—and to fund for critical initiatives.
Get Involved. Create a BTLW Fundraising Team. Donate. Invite your friends.