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Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide occurs among all groups of people. No age, race, or socioeconomic class is immune.

In Wisconsin, personal and relationship challenges including recent crises, physical health problems, job problems, and intimate partner problems are circumstances that frequently contribute to suicide.

Greater emotional intelligence — the ability to regulate emotions and solve interpersonal problems — may help people experiencing such difficulties cope more effectively, thereby reducing their likelihood of turning to suicide or high-risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol use. Research suggests that the provision of stimulating, nurturing environments during childhood may support the development of emotional intelligence, while neglectful or harmful environments impede the acquisition of emotional skills.1

(1Source:Zeidner, M., Matthews, G., Roberts, R. D., & MacCann, C. (2003). Development of emotional intelligence: Towards a multi-level investment model. Human Development, 46(2-3), 69-96.)

                                                                Important Resources:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

  • Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255, Press 1
  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ):  1-866-488-7386
  • COPE Hotline :  1-262-377-2673
  • Sexual Assault Treatment Center Crisis Line (Milwaukee, Aurora): 414-219-5555
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-800-656-HOPE (4673
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence:  1-800-622-2255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Plan link:
  • Mental Health America of Wisconsin:  414-276-3122,
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 608-266-2717,

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

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