Increase the public’s knowledge of risk factors for suicide, recognition of suicide warning signs, and preparedness to respond to suicidal individuals

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)


Available Training

QPR Institute

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

Understanding Suicide

Roles in Suicide Prevention (Teachers, Mental Health Providers, Managers,  Co-Workers, Faith Community, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, Senior Living, Parents/Guardians, Teens, Survivors)