Sadly, we are losing too many lives to suicide. WLUK FOX 11 is teaming up with experts in the field, with the mission of reducing the number of suicides that take place in Northeast Wisconsin each year. To accomplish this, we intend to increase public awareness of suicide and mental illness, the warnings signs of those who might be in crisis, and methods for suicide prevention through education, information and collaboration with all who are affected by suicide and mental illness.
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TSgt. Scott Shewmake; Security Forces, 128th Air Refueling Wing
Mr. Shewmake relates that twenty-two veterans a day commit suicide, and that his best friend Leonard was one of those twenty-two.
Eric Hipple, Former NFL Quarterback
Mr. Hipple relates the loss of his son Jeff to suicide - and the warning signs you need to be keenly aware of.
Teen Suicides in Wisconsin
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers in Wisconsin.Get help - don't let yourself or a friend become a statistic.
Mary and Mollie Trager
The Tragers discuss the crushing loss of a family member and plead for you to seek qualified help from someone who cares about you, if you have thoughts of suicide.
The following organizations provide services for suicide prevention and counseling:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
LOCAL HELP and SUPPORT: 24/7
Prevent Suicide Wisconsin
Veterans Crisis Line
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Crisis Center of Family Services, serving Brown County
Community for Hope - Oshkosh
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Prevent Suicide-Fox Cities
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NAMI Fox Valley
Fond du Lac County Health Crisis Intervention Center
Help of Door County
Toll Free: 1-800-914-3571
Outagamie County Crisis Intervention Center
Winnebago County Crisis Intervention