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Event Date: 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:00am

Event Location: 

Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 411-South

Contact Info: 

Brittaini Maul, Project Assistant, Evidence Based Health Policy Project, La Follette School of Public Affairs

Capitol Briefing on Suicide Prevention Among Youth and Young Adults

Preventing Suicide among Youth and Young Adults: Programs and Policies in Wisconsin

An EBHPP Capitol Briefing

Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the nation, and recent data show that 1 in 6 Wisconsin high school students have considered attempting suicide in the previous twelve months. Helping our communities prevent suicide in youth, and across the lifespan, requires a multi-pronged approach in our schools, homes, and workplaces. Join us for a Capitol Briefing on strategies to prevent suicide among youth and young adults in Wisconsin. Panelists from public, academic, and non-profit organizations will discuss current data, programs, and policies for lawmakers and others to consider.