Prevent Suicide Door County

Prevent Suicide Door County

The Prevent Suicide Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition is committed to reduce the number of suicides in Door County through prevention education, public awareness and overcoming stigma.

The local contact is: April Grosbeier / (920) 559-0220 /

General Information

QPR means: Question, Persuade, Refer

QPR is intended to teach those who are in a position to recognize signs, clues & suicidal communications of people in trouble, to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

Our six goals are: Access, Active Intervention, Accompanied Referral, Alleviation of Immediate Risk Factors, Accurate Diagnosis, Aggressive Treatment.

We aim to increase knowledge, increase recognition of sources of stress, increase confidence and competence in helping someone in crisis. We aim to increase the likelihood to intervene and increase the likelihood to be referred to a resource.

Suicide is our most preventable form of death. Suicide begins with a thought and ends with an act.

QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action. It is NOT intended to be a form of counseling or treatment.

And we teach awareness of situational clues like being expelled from school or fired from a job. Family problems and alienating oneself from normal activities, and financial problems is another of many clues to be aware of.

We then apply QPR as an approach to help those who may be exhibiting warning signs to try and reach out to those who may be suffering. Remember, suicide is not the problem, only the solution to a perceived unsolvable problem.

When you apply QPR you plant the seeds of hope. Hope helps prevent suicide.

The National Suicide crisis line is: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living! The 24 hour local door county crisis line is 920-746-2588.

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  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

Join the partnership

The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on.