Suicide is preventable. Collaboration is the key. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is a leader in providing benefits to the veterans of Wisconsin and has joined the fight to combat mental health issues among veterans.
Mental health resources by county
Veterans at Heightened Risk for Suicide:
- 2017 Key Data Points
- The rate of suicide was 2.2 higher among female veterans compared with non-veteran adult women.
- The rate of suicide was 1.3 times higher among male veterans compared with non-veteran adult men.
- Male veterans ages 18–34 experienced the highest rates of suicide.
- Male veterans ages 55 and older experienced the highest count of suicide.
- 69% of all veteran suicide deaths resulted from a firearm injury
Question, Persuade, Refer Training:
is intended to offer hope through positive action, this is not intended to be a
form of counseling or treatment.
- Modeled after CPR training which trains civilians to resuscitate a person in physical distress – QPR trains civilians to identify possible suicidal intentions, talk to the person, and get the person referred to professional help. To find out more about the QPR Institute, visit www.qprinstitute.com.
- The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs offers free, local QPR training throughout the state. To find out more information contact Cal Stammer at 608-733-1791.