Awareness

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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Task Force Featured on Radio Program

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

Task Force Featured on Radio Program

Members of the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County are hosting a radio program featuring topics on metal wellness for radio station WPCA, 93.1 FM, in Amery. More… Donna Johnson and Corby Stark, both with the Polk County Public Health Department, appear on the program from 9 to 9:15 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Goals of the MHTF include building awareness in our community for mental health and reducing the stigma that is associated with mental illness. By talking about issues associated with mental health and the activities of the Task Force, Donna and Corby are...

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Osceola Community Health Foundation’s 2014 Gala Benefits Task Force

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

Osceola Community Health Foundation’s 2014 Gala Benefits Task Force

Proceeds Support Healthy Beginnings The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County extends our sincerest thanks to the Osceola Community Health Foundation, who presented a check for $25,833, from proceeds raised at OCHF’s annual Holiday Gala. The contribution is in  support of the MHTF’s Healthy Beginnings program, a mental health service for local children and their families in school and at home. Sue Gerlach, OCHF’s director, left, and Karen Elkin OCHF Board Chair, right presented the check to Bonnie Leonard, Chair of the Task Force.

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Youth Chalk Art Competition

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

Youth Chalk Art Competition

The results are in for the Mental Health Task Forces’ Youth Chalk Art Competition! The project was held in partnership with Polk County schools to help spread a message of hope through outdoor artistic drawings. The competition is a project of the Task Force’s Youth Suicide Prevention program. The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County continues its combined mission of decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness and youth suicide prevention. Our Chalk Art Competition is an opportunity to partner with area schools to spread a message of hope at each Polk County High...

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