Research has identified many risk factors that can contribute to suicide. In Wisconsin, these include mental health problems, substance use disorders, physical health problems, intimate partner and other relationship problems, job and financial problems, and personal crises. In addition, people who have been divorced, served in the armed forces, or attained less than a high school degree tend to be overrepresented among Wisconsin residents who die by suicide. Ensuring that policymakers, community leaders, employers, providers of health and social services, and members of the faith community understand the impact of these risk factors can help engage them in suicide prevention.
(See Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy, Page 19)
Mental Health First Aid
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide
Warning Signs for Suicide
Suicide Facts at a Glance
Roles in Suicide Prevention (Teachers, Mental Health Providers, Managers, Co-Workers, Faith Community, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, Senior Living, Parents/Guardians, Teens, Survivors)