For a quick overview of key points, see the following:
Preventing Suicide among Men in the Middle Years: Recommendations for State and Community Suicide Prevention Programs (SPRC) (PDF)
Decreasing Alcohol Outlet Density
For suicide prevention coalitions interested in creating healthier alcohol environments to decrease suicide rates, we recommend partnering with your local AODA coalition, if applicable. The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth lists AODA coalitions on their website: www.allwisyouth.org.
For work on alcohol outlet density, we recommend starting with this resource:
Wisconsin County Alcohol Outlet Density Reports, Alcohol License Overview, 2012. A joint project of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project. Each county report lists alcohol outlet density by municipality using Department of Revenue data. Strategies for addressing outlet density are also suggested. Available at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aoda/alcdensity.htm.
The state expert on alcohol-related policy change is Julia Sherman, coordinator of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project. Julia has compiled more recent data (2015-16) on alcohol licenses by county; contact her for an Excel file and excellent, free technical assistance on this topic.
Outreach to Taverns
Because men are more likely to utilize firearms to complete suicide, restricting access to lethal means is critical. Learn more about Means Restriction >>