Author: Julia Wachuta

Talking Them Down: A guide to communicating with a suicidal person

On an April day in 2017, Milwaukee Fire Chief John Litchford was driving home when he came across a “red flag” situation. A woman, most likely in her 20s, was sitting on a dangerous part of the bridge. “I recognized someone on top of the Hoan Bridge, outside of their vehicle, sitting on the rail,”…
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May 14, 2018 0

The Overlooked Demographic: Suicide in middle-aged men

  The people who die by suicide are not primarily teenage females, as many tend to think. The group of individuals who die by suicide at the highest rate is not teenagers, nor is it females. It is middle-aged men. According to Waukesha County Technical College psychology professor and Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee volunteer Dr.…
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May 8, 2018 0