Barb Bigalke founded and is the Executive Director of The Center for Suicide Awareness, a 501c3 nonprofit, located in Kaukauna, WI. She is certified in the Mitchell Model for Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention, De-Briefing and Group and Individual Crisis Intervention. She is a certified CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) and is part of the Manitowoc County CISM team. She is certified by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) in Crisis and Emergency Response. She is a certified QPR instructor. She is a Brain Spotting therapist. She is a Practitioner of Kinesiology. She holds certifications in Trauma-Informed Care and Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality. She is a certified facilitator by the American Foundation. Barb holds degrees in Psychology, Human Development, and Mental Health Counseling. Barb brought the Text-Based Support Line to our State called the HOPELINE. Prior, Barb worked for the Department of Justice and directed the Victim Crisis Response Team for Law Enforcement.