Prevent Suicide Wisconsin


Thursday April 29 & 30, 2021

All day event


4th Biennial Suicide Symposium: Addressing the Role of Clinical Intervention and the Experience of Patient Loss to Suicide

 Our overall goal in holding this biennial this symposium is to provide a structured, safe environment where practitioners and trainees from all disciplines of medicine obtain collegial support and education to reduce the stigma and fear surrounding patient suicide.


April 28, 2021

Women Veteran Leaders: Continuing to Serve

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00 PM (CST)

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join the War Memorial Center, in partnership with the Milwaukee VA Medical Center’s mental health team, for our “Continuing to Serve” panel in support of Operation 30:20. The panel will feature four female veterans, discussing their transition to civilian life and how the military influenced their paths to leadership.

 The panelists: • Maj. General Marcia Anderson, U.S. Army Reserve Veteran • Mary M. Kolar, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs • Dr. Berdie Cowser, U.S. Army Reserve Veteran • Bonnie P. Freudinger, U.S. Air Force Veteran The moderator will be Dona Drew, USMC veteran and current staff member of the VA Medical Center’s Southeastern Wisconsin Task Force on Veteran Suicide Prevention. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00 PM (CST)


Zoom Webinar

Captain John D. Mason Veteran Peer Outreach Program Is Hosting A Community Discussion Panel Regarding Outreach To Veterans With Diverse Backgrounds

Go to the Captain John D. Mason Facebook site to sign up

A Panelist Discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s question and perspective: “What can we do for others?”

Click here for the Panelist Biographies.

SAVE The Date:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

12 Noon -1pm program

1pm – 1:30pm informal discussion

Theme: How Can We and YOU Improve Veteran Outreach and Reduce Suicides in our Diverse Milwaukee Communities?

Check out the presentation here!

The AFSP Wisconsin Chapter is hosting our State Capitol Day virtually this year! 

The event will include a brief training session on the basics of advocating for suicide prevention and current policy issues impacting our state. Interested advocates will also have the opportunity to schedule a meeting with their state legislators after the event to:


  • Share with them why suicide prevention is important to YOU and to your community
  • Educate them about the work being done in your community to prevent suicide
  • Teach them what more must be done to prevent suicide
DATE/TIME: Monday, February 1st at 6pm – 7:30 Central
LOCATION: Zoom – a link will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event

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War Memorial Center And VA Medical Center Present:

Desert Storm At 30: Continuing To Serve

Some Veterans have lost a sense of mission in their lives. This can result in a difficult transition for Veterans back to civilian life. Learn about finding your mission!

SAVE The Date:

Thursday, January 21, 2021

12 Noon

Hear from a Panel of Desert Storm Veterans who have found their mission after Desert Storm