Rep. Ballweg Announces July Suicide Prevention Task Force Meeting

State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), Chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, has announced the fourth public hearing for the 15-member task force to be held July 29, 2019. Representatives from the National Farm Medicine Center, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension have been invited to present. The hearing will open up for public testimony following invited speakers.

Details on the public hearing can be found below:

Monday, July 29th

12:00 PM

Robert F. Froehlke Auditorium
Laird Center for Medical Research
Marshfield Clinic
1000 N Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI

If you are unable to attend, your thoughts and opinions can be shared by contacting the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention at

The Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention is tasked with evaluating our state’s current suicide prevention efforts, identifying new opportunities to target at-risk communities, increasing awareness for evidence-based programs and protocols and investigating new treatment and prevention options.

If you or someone you care about needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Wisconsin HOPELINE at 741741.