The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County

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When you have a problem with your heart, you go to a cardiologist. When you have a toothache, you go to the dentist. When you break your leg, you see your family doctor. So why do we hesitate to get help when we have a problem with our mental health? Unfortunately, we may believe that we should "snap out of it," "pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps," or just "buck up."

This kind of thinking creates shame, and rather than healing, it makes our mental health problems worse.

The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County is committed to challenging negative attitudes about mental illness and reducing the stigma of seeking treatment.
 
We can help you find answers to some of the most common mental health questions and connect you to resources in your community.

There is help!
 
 
 
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One Night, One Community, One Mission

One Night at Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard
One Community joining together to support local non-profits
One Mission building healthy communities... in the upper St. Croix Valley

 
 
One Night, One Community, One Mission, will bring together 13 non-profits--including the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County--that have improved the health of our community through their work. Join us in celebrating each non-profit at the 4th annual One Night, One Community, One Mission event, on Thursday, August 21. Enjoy gourmet hors’doeuvres, spectacular wine, silent auctions and raffles.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
5:00 to 8:30 pm
Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard 
Tickets are available by calling 715-294-5727or online at myochf.org

 

 
 

The Mental Health Task Force is extremely pleased to welcome our first Executive Director, Tom Brock!

The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, Wisconsin is excited to announce the hiring of our first Executive Director, Thomas Brock.  Mr. Brock has a wealth of experience in nonprofit administration, and worked as the Director of Marketing and Communications with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations devoted to suicide prevention and mental health awareness.  A graduate of Concordia University, Mr. Brock completed a Mini MBA program in Nonprofit Management at the University of St. Thomas.  As the owner and operator of West End Marketing and Communications, he has worked with a broad range of nonprofit organizations in all areas of administration, with a strong emphasis on helping develop newer nonprofits.  “I’m very excited to be joining the Task Force and helping to build on all they have accomplished,” Brock stated.  We are excited, too!  Welcome!


 

 
 
Healthy Beginnings
 
A multitude of thanks go to the Osceola Community Health Foundation and the St. Croix Valley community for making children's mental health the focus of their 2013 Holiday Gala! Representatives of The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, Wisconsin as well as Family Preservation of Polk County and Osceola Schools were on hand for the presentation of the proceeds from the Gala. Now we go to work--stay tuned for more information about our Healthy Beginnings Program! From left to right: Betsy Byker, MHTF Board Member; Robbyn Bowman, MHTF Board Member; Sue Gerlach, Foundation Director, OCHF; Sue Sopiwnik, Family Preservation; Sharon Ward, MHTF co-Chair; Peggy Weber, Principal, Osceola Elementary School.
 
 
 

 
 
Upcoming Community Events

 
 
Please contact the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County to let us know about upcoming community events related to mental health and emotional well-being.  We will post information in our "Task Force News" section
 
 
 
   
Upcoming Professional Education
 
  
 
 Please contact the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County to let us know about professional education events related to mental health and emotional well-being.  We will post information in our "Task Force News" section
 
  
If You Are Considering Suicide or Experiencing an Emergency:
 
This website is a learning tool. If you are experiencing an emergency:
  • Go to the nearest Emergency Room
  • Call the National Suicide Hotline Numbers:  1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Call 911
  • Call the Northwest Connections Crisis Hotline at 1-888-552-6642 for emergency mental health or alcohol/drug abuse crisis assistance.  Learn more about Northwest Connections 

 
 
  
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The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, P.O. Box 432, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 54024    contact us