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Clear Thinking #33 LAUNCH – Mental Health Substance Use Prevention

Clear Thinking #33 LAUNCH – Mental Health Substance Use Prevention by Better Brodhead Inc

For this episode of Clear Thinking we were taken over by guest hosts from the Monroe High School LAUNCH program, Behavioral Health Strand. Join Jayden Elgin, Ave Waefler and Kierre Zahradka as they interview Alicia Fishlock, the Substance Recovery and Mental Health Wellness Navigator for Green County Human Services.

Safetalk Training

What is it?

SafeTalk is a moderate-level, 4-hour mental health training that prepares participants to be more alert to people thinking about suicide and better be able to connect them to help. The training is given by certified trainers in the community who want to spread awareness on suicide prevention and make a difference in the mental health world.

What will you learn?

-how to reach out to someone thinking about suicide, promptly connect them to further support, overcome personal and community attitudes that act as barriers to help, and learn the powerful 4-step talk model.

Who should attend?

Anyone 15+ years who is looking to build a culture of safety from suicide within their organization or community.

Please contact or call 608-897-9081 for more information or if you are interested in taking the class!

Art Contest

Art Contest

Better Brodhead Art Contest

September 1st-September 30th

How will you remain drug-free this school year?

For examples please visit


Draw and color a picture based off of the question above and your interpretation of it.

Only use a 8×11 sheet of paper.

Artwork becomes the property of Better Brodhead and may be displayed online and at events. 

All pictures must be turned in by September 30th, 2022. You can drop them off or mail them to 2602 1st Center Ave (Floors For Less building) or return them to Brodhead High School, or Brodhead Middle School.

For more information or questions please contact

Only students within the Brodhead School District/homeschooled may participate in the art contest. Grades 6-12

Only original artwork (no internet printouts or photographs).

Put your name, grade, and a way to contact you on the back of the artwork.

Artwork will be judged on creativity, design, use of color, and message.

1st prize-$100 Amazon Gift card. 2nd-$50 Amazon Gift card. 3rd-$25 Amazon Gift card.

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Acts of Kindness Contest Winner

Better Brodhead would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate an individual within the community who they felt committed acts of kindness. Although there were many wonderful nominations, Better Brodhead chose Aaron Schneider to have committed the ultimate act of kindness.

Aaron was described to be a young man who demonstrates kindness at every turn. Aaron came to the rescue and helped a fellow community member who had recently gotten injured; even though his own wife was expecting a baby any day. He and his young three year old son visited daily to check in on the community member and their flock of chickens, and Aaron never misses an opportunity to look around and see what else needs doing. He has shoveled the walk, salted the drive and made sure there was a safe path to the car for them. He is sincere and generous with his time and talents and always seems to put the needs of others first. Thank you, Aaron!

Prescription Drug Take Back Event- New Glarus

We partnered with the New Glarus Farmers Market and the New Glarus Police Department for an opportunity for community members to bring their unwanted and/or expired medication to the Farmers Market for proper disposal. We ended up collecting 12 pounds of raw medication!! Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

By disposing of your medications properly, you helped to keep them out of our landfills, our waters, and the hands of our youth.

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