Yes. A national poll in March 2023 found 19% of respondents said they have a family member who was killed by a gun, including suicide.
The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s 988 hotline marked its one-year milestone this month.
Jail safety advocates want Sheriff Denita Ball to meaningfully engage about conditions and protocol.
In the weeks after Stanford University soccer goalie Katie Meyer, 22, died by suicide last March, her grieving teammates were inseparable even when not training.
Yes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Stats of the States” reports, the homicide and suicide rates in Wisconsin are lower than the national averages.
Newly released numbers show that Wisconsin’s suicide rate in 2011 saw its largest single-year plunge of the past 20 years, but the significance of this change is hard to determine.
• Wisconsin’s county-run jails are overloaded with people with mental illness — but services are largely inadequate.
• The state Department of Corrections is charged with oversight but does not evaluate the quality of jails’ mental health care.
• For nearly a quarter-century, the Legislature has required the DOC to collect and summarize annual reports on jails’ mental health care, but most jails have not provided the information, and the DOC acknowledges it has not been asking for them.
• One-third of Wisconsin’s jails have been cited for inadequate suicide prevention efforts.
An important piece of new research has found that the United States suicide rate rose sharply in the years since the recession started.
Resources and links to crisis lines, campus organizations and off-campus organizations for those who need help.
Wisconsin is one of 13 states that automatically place 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system. In the past few years, nearly one-third of states have passed laws to keep more young offenders in the juvenile justice system. But not Wisconsin.
Our package on Native American suicides was published across the country, thanks to the help of Native media organizations.
Educational resources and statistics; suicide prevention tips; crisis lines and other places to seek help. Includes links specific to Native American suicides.