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May 2020

Putts for Prevention

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hazzard County, 402 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Grab your coworkers and friends it's time for a round of putt-putt! Nine different restaurants, nine different holes, the perfect Friday! Putts for Prevention is a traveling putt-putt course all throughout downtown Cedar Rapids. Participants play one putt-putt hole at each location, in teams of four. Your day will start at Hazzard County but the course will take you through nine of your favorite downtown eateries! Event details: Participants registration includes four participants in the event, welcome swag-bags, and a…

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July 2020

Foundation 2 50th Anniversary

July 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

We are honored and excited to celebrate 50 years of serving the Cedar Rapids community and Iowa! Since we began in Cedar Rapids in 1970, we have consistently provided a high level of crisis intervention, suicide prevention, youth support services and more. Together, we are excited to continue to expand and provide these vital mental health care services to any one, at any time.

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December 2020

LCSPC webinar on prevention and holiday safety

December 3, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition is presenting a free webinar on suicide prevention and safety around the holidays. This webinar is open to the first 100 participants. Webinar Presenters: Robert Otto, MSW, LISW, MA, ACSW- Suicide Prevention Coordinator with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present on responsible firearm safety and storage. Jen MacCormick, Foundation 2 Crisis Center Coordinator – will present on Covid-19 and its impact on suicide around the holidays. She will also address the myth of suicide…

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Lunch and Learn Webinar

December 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Foundation 2 Crisis Services' Jen MacCormick will present on what has been the reality of suicide during and after the holidays versus societal myths. Jen will provide basic information on what to be aware of, how to intervene, and resources for those who may have thoughts of suicide. She will also lead a discussion on the possible impacts that COVID-19 may have around the holidays for those that have mental health needs, those…

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January 2021

LCSPC Lunch and Learn Series

January 26, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Foundation 2 for a virtual Lunch and Learn featuring Rob Otto, suicide prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. This event is free and open to the public. From Rob Otto: "A public health approach to suicide prevention and firearm safety involves proactive, person-centered and effective strategies focused on early intervention and preventing problems before they happen. Healthcare providers in our local communities…

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May 2021

Youth Suicide: Data, Emerging Trends and Best Practices

May 11, 2021 @ 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Learn about emerging trends in youth suicide and suicidal behavior to improve standards of care. You will be better able to identify and support youth at risk of suicide and suicidal ideation through evidence-based practices. The training is approved for 4 CEU by the Iowa Board of Certification. Payment is due prior to the training. Pay online at or by check at 1714 Johnson Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

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September 2021

Light The Night

September 10, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On National Suicide Prevention Awareness Day (Sept. 10), we encourage you to remember and honor those lost to suicide or impacted by suicide by joining us for Light the Night. Light a candle of your choosing and display at home or in your window. You can also share a picture of your candle with #lightthenight on social media. Your voice can help support those impacted by suicide and remember those who have lost their lives through suicide.

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Putts for Prevention

September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Foundation 2 for an afternoon of mini-golf, local drinks, and fun at Putts for Prevention on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021! After a pandemic hiatus, we are working to safely bring this event back later this year. While the event may look slightly different to ensure safety measures are taken, you can expect the same great experience on the “mini-golf course” in Downtown Cedar Rapids! We can’t wait to see you! The event will start at Hazzard County with a…

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Loss of a Loved One Through Suicide (Lunch and Learn)

September 22, 2021 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

LCSPC member Larry Anspach will share his personal experience of losing a loved one through suicide and Jen MacCormick with LCSPC and Foundation 2 Crisis Services will provide educational information. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at Registration is required. Lunch and Learn Link Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 987 0159 3211 Passcode: 833096 One tap mobile +19292056099,,98701593211#,,,,*833096# US (New York) +13017158592,,98701593211*833096# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099…

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October 2021

LCSPC – October Lunch and Learn

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The October Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition Lunch and Learn is "Supporting Loved Ones After A Suicide," featuring Brooke Bige and Nicole Watters, Foundation 2 Law Enforcement Liaisons. Learn about providing support to families in the immediate aftermath of a suicide. Brooke and Nicole will cover the logistical side of things such what LawEnforcement are doing after a suicide, what to expect and be aware of on scene, and how to best support officers in their work. Additionally, they will…

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