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Nov 7, 2019

Bills targeting suicide prevention up for Assembly approval

The state Assembly is moving to approve bills intended to prevent suicide in Wisconsin.

Oct 30, 2019

Suicide prevention hotline still awaiting state funding

The partisan squabbling over a $110,000 grant for a suicide prevention hotline continues as the group waits to receive the funding a month after lawmakers approved releasing it.

Sep 25, 2019

Wisconsin suicide task force reverses course on proposal (UPDATE)

A bipartisan Wisconsin legislative task force reversed course Wednesday by recommending the faster release of money for a suicide-prevention hotline after it had initially called on the Legislature to pass a bill to award the money, which would take much longer.

May 22, 2017

Suicide attempts increase at juvenile prison

La Crosse County officials are considering structural changes at the county's juvenile prison after a spike in suicide attempts.

Nov 19, 2016

Madison gun shop owners join effort to prevent suicide

A sheriff's detective walked into Chuck Lovelace's gun shop in Mount Horeb this spring and delivered unsettling news: A man who had bought a handgun at the shop a few days earlier used it to kill himself.

Sep 23, 2015

Cellmate accused of assisting suicide attempt

A cellmate is accused of helping a man in the Portage County Jail in a suicide attempt.

Jun 12, 2014

Experts: Law community needs to confront suicide risk

Attorney ranks fourth on the list of professions with the highest rate of suicides, according to data released earlier this year.

Apr 24, 2013

Parties reach $737,500 settlement following inmate suicide

The state of Wisconsin has agreed to pay a $737,500 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit resulting from the suicide of Jessie Miller while he was an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institute in Portage.

Oct 24, 2012

Mother can’t sue state for son’s suicide, rules 7th Circuit

The duty to take more active anti-suicide measures arises only when the risk is imminent, the 7th Circuit has ruled, affirming summary judgment for state officials who treated a teenager who hung himself while in a youth detention facility.

Aug 18, 2011

Racine judge dead of apparent suicide

Racine County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Barry was found dead Thursday morning of an apparent suicide, according to Racine County Medical Examiner Tom Terry.


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