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Posted 05/07/2017 - Grief inescapable part of growing old. Read this incredibly insightful article by Vince Hatt in the La Crosse Tribune about life, death, aging, and grief. Read the article HERE...

Posted 03/12/2017 - Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness. Read the article in the New York Times about Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy, as they talk about mental illness and personal struggles. Read the article HERE...

Posted 02/13/2017 - 'We All' Struggle with Mental Health at Times, Says Prince William. Read the article on MSN. "Mental health was the great taboo. If you were anxious, it’s because you were weak," the royal dad of two said at the Guild of Health Writers event. Prince William, his brother Prince Harry, and Princess Kate have made a commitment to put mental health at the forefront of their public work. Read the article HERE...

Posted 01/11/2017 - Drop in County Suicides Attributed to Activism, Surge in Hope​. Read the article in the La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse County Medical Examiner Tim Candahl and Viterbo University Psychology Professor Debra Murray share their views on how trends are looking positive for 2017. Read the article HERE...

Posted 12/28/2016 - Star Wars actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at 60. Read the article in the La Crosse Tribune. In this candid view of Carrie's life, reporters talks about her long battle with addiction and mental illness and what she did to overcome adversity in the Hollywood environment. Read the article HERE...

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APRIL 2018

Posted 03/16/2018 - You are invited to the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium's 10th annual Health Summit scheduled on Friday, April 13, 2018, 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM at Western Technical College, Lunda Center, 319 South 7th Street, La Crosse, WI. This year's theme is "Nurturing Deeper Roots." Join us as we take a deeper look at the five leading causes of life. Gary Gunderson, Vice President for FaithHealth at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and co-author of Leading Causes of Life, will show us how to advance the life of our region by incorporating these principles into our work, promoting health for all. Michael Brandt, MS Ed., Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist at Tomah Veterans Affairs, will close the summit as he ties together resilience and positive health psychology. Please register online here by Friday, March 30, 2018: Download the PDF flier HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Sandvick at 608-785-5150 or email This event is free to the public.

MARCH 2018

Posted 03/14/2018 - We invite you to join us at the next Community Conversations: Faith & Business Leadership on March 21, 2018 at English Lutheran Church, 12:00-1:00 PM. Box lunch is served (free will offering). This is sponsored by the Interfaith Leaders’ Coalition. Registration is appreciated to plan for materials and lunch! Please register HERE. The theme for this conversation is Rural, Urban, and Suburban Resentment led by Joseph Heim, Emeritus Professor of Political Science/Public Administration at UW-La Crosse and Director of the Public Administration Program at the University. General information on all 2018 Community Conversation events can be seen HERE.


Posted 01/24/2018 - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of La Crosse County will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for family members, significant others and friends of adults living with serious mental illness. The 12-session educational program meets Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM, February 8, 2018 through April 26, 2018, at Gundersen Health System - Green Bay Building - Community Education Room in La Crosse. The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is free, but class size is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register call Sheila at 608-797-3469, Cindy at 608-386-3249, or Barbara at 608-385-7595. Download the press release HERE...

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