Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mark Your Calendars: The Gildi Project Mental Health Conference

The CORE Board of Directors voted unanimously to take on our toughest task to date: To create and implement an integrative health care program that improves the mental health among senior residents of the area. The Gildi Project is named after a Bayfield senior who completed suicide, shocking many friends and family members. Her husband’s wish was that something good would come of this tragedy and CORE stepped up to the plate.

To address this issue, CORE will conduct 20 QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) trainings at community sites. QPR is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. It’s an action plan that can result in lives saved.

QPR is a process of three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. CORE Community Resources is a nonprofit organization based in Bayfield, Wis., and dedicated to helping seniors in the surrounding area. The organization serves seniors in the Cities of Bayfield and Washburn and the Townships of Bayfield, Bayview, Bell, La Pointe and Russell, and the Red Cliff community.

Education Changes Attitudes & Saves Lives
June 21, 2012 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Legendary Waters Resort & Casino in Bayfield, Wis.

Registration: $10 covers materials, lunch & two breaks. Register at 715-779-3457 or email

Sponsored by: The Helen Bader Foundation, The Otto Bremer Foundation, The Mary H Rice Foundation and The Apostle Islands Area Community Fund.

Posted by Maltee McMahon, NRS, Wisconsin

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