Posts by Tom.Brock

“A Summer Night Event” Brings Community Together, Raises Funds for the Task Force

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

New Promotion Video Premiers at 2nd Annual Event   The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County’s second annual “A Summer Night” fundraising event was held August 24 at the Sawmill Pizza and Brew Shed in Clear Lake. More than 100 people attended the event, which featured a grand prize raffle for a custom designed quilt from Stephanie Lindholm. The event also included music from the Studebakers, a silent auction, appetizers from The Dalles House, and craft beer from Sawmill. $10,000 was raised during the event, proceeds that benefit the Mental Health Task Force of Polk...

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Task Force Co-Hosts “Make It Ok” Event for Community Leaders in Amery

Posted on May 12, 2017

Task Force Co-Hosts “Make It Ok” Event for Community Leaders in Amery

The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County along with the Amery Area Community Foundation, the St Croix Valley Foundation and Amery Hospital and Clinic, hosted a mental health community event on Thursday, May 11, at the Hungry Turtle Institute in Amery. The event featured a presentation by Peter VanDusartz, Director of Program Development at St Croix Valley Behavioral Health on “Make It Ok,” a public awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses that works to change the hearts and minds of people about the misperceptions of mental illnesses through encouraging open...

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Osceola Community Health Foundation Presents Check to MHTF

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

Mental Health Task Force of Polk County Receives Proceeds from Osceola Community Health Foundation Gala Money Raised Benefits the Healthy Beginnings Early Childhood Mental Health Program (OSCEOLA, WI – April 3, 2017) The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County (MHTF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness for mental health and mental health services in Polk County, recently received a check for more than $30,000 from the Osceola Community Health Foundation (OCHF). The money was raised during the “Fund A Need” portion of OCHF’s annual Holiday Gala last December, through...

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SCRMC Offers Free Support Group

Posted on Mar 21, 2017

SCRMC Offers Free Support Group

A Grief Support Group is offered by the St Croix Regional Medical Center for people who have experienced grief or loss of a loved one. The group meets on Tuesdays, beginning March 11 through May 16, 2017 Two groups are offered; mornings from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, or evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meeting are held at the St Croix Regional Medical Center in St Croix Falls. The groups are facilitated by Dr. Kevin Schumann, SCRMC Chaplin. For pre-registration, questions or for more information, contact Kevin at 715.483.3261 ext 2016 or email at kevin.schumann@scrmc.org. Click here for more...

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Save the Date: Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk May 20

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

Save the Date: Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk May 20

The 2nd Annual Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk takes place Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Pine Park in Balsam Lake. The inaugural event last September was a huge success as an estimated 500 people attended in support of mental health and suicide prevention awareness in Polk County. Together, we raised more than $30,000 in support of the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County. The Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk  features a 5K walk, survivor memorials, mental health resources, a program, entertainment and more. All proceeds raised benefit the Task Force of Polk County and our work to raise...

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