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EBHPP Capitol Briefing: Preventing Suicide Among Youth and Young Adults

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 avoid tragedy by preventing suicide in youth, and across the lifespan, requires a multi-pronged approach in our schools, homes, and workplaces.

Join the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project 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.


Sara Kohlbeck
Assistant Director
Comprehensive Injury Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kate McCoy
Evaluation Consultant, Youth Risk Behavior Survey Coordinator
Gregg Curtis
Education Consultant, School Counseling and Suicide Prevention 
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Valerie Donovan
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Coordinator
University Health Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Leah Rolando
Suicide Prevention Specialist
Mental Health America of Wisconsin


Sam Austin


Wisconisin State Capitol – Room 411-South
2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
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