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There is Hope :: Saturday September 9, 2017 

Help us kick off National Suicide Prevention Week!  Join Hundreds of Mental Health champions! 


Click here to REGISTER online today! 


 Why folks show up to support suicide awareness and prevention

This event is powerful. It supports those who have experienced the real and tragic loss of a loved one to suicide while uplifting attendees to know that we can make a difference.  It supports programmatic efforts by MHA to help promote mental health and prevent suicide all year long.  The event is also an opportunity for those who face or have faced mental health struggles to support one another and feel the support from our community.   

 Walk to honor a loved one.  Walk for mental health.  Walk to save lives. 

Together, we can make a difference in suicide prevention. Walk 2, 3, or 4 miles along beautiful Lake Michigan to support suicide prevention and mental health. We must come together as a community to talk about mental health, illness, and suicide to have positive impact and make change.

Help us spread our message:  There is Hope. 

Collect additional donations from family and friends, using this Additional Donations Collected Form to support you and our combined efforts for mental health education, treatment, resources, and suicide awareness and prevention.  Together, we can make a difference! *All donations are tax deductible and 

How can I register?

1) Register and pay online today!  (Early bird pricing and online registration are only open through Friday August 18th, 2017) 

2) Print & fill out the downloadable Registration Form/Brochure and mail in with payment or drop off at MHA (915 N. 7th Street, Sheboygan WI 53081).  

3) Call us at MHA and we will mail you the registration form or email you. 

4) Stop in at MHA, bring payment, and fill out a registration form on site at our 915 N. 7th Street, Sheboygan WI Location.  We love visitors!  

5) Walk-ins are welcome the morning of the event between 8:30am-9:30am.  Due to pre-ordering t-shirts we cannot guarantee a t-shirt for walks, so you might want to consider registering online and save money, too!  We do love and welcome walk-ins and regardless of paying registration fee, all are welcome to come.  This event is inclusive and everyone is welcome! 

***If you are unable to register but would still like to purchase a 2017 There is Hope T-Shirt, please fill out our There is Hope - Additional T-Shirt Order Form and return to MHA.  Deadline August 18th.  Questions?  Call us (920-458-3951) or email us (***

Registration Fees (Received before August 18, 2017)

  • Adults $20
  • Students 18 & Under $10
  • Family Fee (2 adults and up to 4 minor children)  $60

Registration Fees (After August 19, and Walk-ins the day of the event)

  • Adults $25
  • Students 18 & Under $15
  • Family Fee (2 adults and up to 4 minor children)  $75
Donate today and add your business as a Mental Health Champion! 

Do you know a business willing to be a top mental health champion in our community?   MHA is Calling All Mental Health Champions...

If you know a business that is interested in getting involved and donating to our 2016 There is Hope walk or you would like to donate personally, there are many ways to get involved (see donor letters below):

  • Donate a Silent Auction or Raffle item.
  • Make an In-kind Donation of supplies or goods to be used at the event.
  • Purchase a Trail Marker with your company’s logo, family name, or personal message.
  • Become a Sponsor.
  • If you would like to make a Personal Donation for the event (in honor of a loved one or mental health awareness in general), please mail it to MHA, 915 N. 7th Street, Sheboygan WI 53081 and specify it is for There is Hope or you may donate online here.  Families are also welcome to donate at sponsor and trail marker levels, as well as donate silent auction items to support the effort.  Thank you kindly for your consideration. 

Business Donation Request Letter

Business Donor Response Form


 2017 Mental Health Champions!

All donations help support MHA's important programmatic efforts (all year long) in Education, Access to Care, and Recovery/Support services for mental health!  Thank you!  Listed below are Mental Health Champions and the 2017 donors.   

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MHA will once again be partnering with local business Acuity to be our overall Event Sponsor for There is Hope! We are honored to partner with a local worksite wellness and philanthropic business leader in our community!  

2017 Overall Event Sponsor:  ACUITY

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2017 Gold Sponsors: Aurora Health Care, Prevea/St. Nicholas Hospital





2017 Silver Sponsors: Just Kids Dental, Masters Gallery Food, Wilson Mutual





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Thanks to all our silent auction and raffle donors as well!  We are grateful for your support.  A full list of the 2017 mental health champions will be available after the event.  In the meantime, you can always visit our facebook page where we will be giving gratitude shout outs to those businesses who donated silent auction and raffle prizes! 


Overview of There is Hope Event

Check in/on-site registration - 8:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony - 9:30 a.m.

Chris Prochut, a former police chief commander, is a passionate mental health awareness advocate and law enforcement suicide prevention trainer.  Chris brings his personal experiences with depression in his moving and impactful presentations, which serve to create awareness and promote prevention. 

Walk - 10am (2, 3, or 4 miles along beautiful Lake Michigan.  Participants need not walk). 

Additional Event Activities occurring throughout the morning - 10am-12:30pm
*Silent Auction/Raffle (closes at noon)
*Remember loved ones by bringing a photo to post on the Spirit Arch.
*Contact a MHA volunteer at the event if you would like to add your loved one's name to MHA's Memory Quilt.
*Event activities occurring throughout the morning:
Silent Auction! Raffles! Bake Sale! Brat Fry!
Information Booths! Music with DJ Dylan! Massage!
Bingo! Craft Activities! Memory Quilt! Sonny, MHA's Mascot!


Help for Yourself or a Loved One

If you have concerns about a loved one or are experiencing suicidal thoughts yourself, please know you are not alone and help exists.  You can call Sheboygan County's Mental Health Mobile Crisis number 24/7 at (920) 459-3151 or 9-1-1.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, is also a resource for you at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

You can always call us at MHA to learn more about the resources that might help you or your loved one at (920) 458-3951, email us at or take our free, confidential online screening here to learn if you might benefit from seeking professional help.    


Together, we can make a difference in suicide prevention in our community.  Together, we can work to remove the negative stigma that surrounds mental illness and make positive change.  Funds raised support the work of MHA that include our services in mental health education, prevention, recovery and support.  Join us as one of many mental health champions right here in our community!

There is Hope Walk {2014} Time-Lapse Video



Check out our photos of past There is Hope walks.

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