UW-Green Bay to Host Virtual Suicide Prevention Summit

Posted on 5-03-2023

UW-Green Bay, UW Oshkosh, and the Center for Suicide Prevention are partnering once again to host the fourth annual Northeast Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Summit be held virtually on Thursday, May 11th, 2023, from 8:00am to 4:15pm.

The goal of the event is to promote suicide awareness, deepening the understanding of key questions:

Who is most vulnerable?

What are the risk factors?

How can family, community, co-workers, and professionals reach out?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), death by suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States with a death occurring about every 11 minutes. Suicide has a far-reaching impact, affecting not only the person attempting suicide but everyone around. Yet suicide is preventable, and everyone has a role to play to save lives.

“We are dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support, collaboration and intervention,” said Barb Bigalke, executive director/founder, Center for Suicide Awareness. “Our partnership with UW-Green Bay and UW Oshkosh on the summit helps us amplify our mission.” 

A highlight at this year’s all-day summit is a keynote address by multi-genre vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Bailey James, who lights up ‘Music City’ with her sophisticated soulful country music.

As one of the hardest working artists in the music industry, she has produced 19 singles and an EP. Bailey knows first-hand the impact of suicide. Her brother Zane took his own life, and she has struggled with mental health issues since adolescence. She copes and shares her journey through her music. 

Learn more about Northeast Wisconsin Suicide Summit, including detailed information about sessions, HERE.

UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​