Suicide Prevention

  • Illicit Drug Use Linked with Suicide

    February 26, 2014.   As Marathon County struggles with increasing drug and alcohol abuse, statistics reveal that the suicide rate also is climbing. In 2011, just 14 suicides were recorded in Marathon County following a steady decline from previous years when…

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  • Man Therapy Comes to Wisconsin and Marathon County

    It’s a fact – each year in Wisconsin, over 725 people die by suicide. Of these, nearly 80 percent are men. And just as with asking for directions, men in general, do not like talking about their mental health needs-…

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  • 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk

    Prevent Suicide Marathon County is sponsoring its 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention. The walk will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Marathon Park in Wausau at 10:00 am with registration starting…

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  • Study: Nearly a quarter of US suicide victims intoxicated at time of death

    (from FOX News) A large-scale study has found that nearly a quarter of U.S. suicide victims are legally intoxicated when they die.  These victims are also much more likely than their sober counterparts to commit suicide by violent means such…

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