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New Data Shows the Impact of Suicide in Wisconsin
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 -- 1:13 pm
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director


(WRN) -New data shows the impact of suicide in Wisconsin.

The latest analysis from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has found:

The state’s suicide rate rose 40% between 2000 and 2017.

From 2013-2017, suicide rates in Wisconsin were highest among individuals ages 45-54.

Of all state deaths by firearm from 2013-2017, 71% were suicide deaths.

In 2017, the majority of individuals who died by suicide in Wisconsin were male.

In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death among adolescents in Wisconsin.

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