* One or more prior suicide attempts
* Family history of mental disorder or substance abuse
* Family history of suicide
* Family violence
* Physical or sexual abuse
* Keeping firearms in the home
* Chronic physical illness, including chronic pain
* Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others, including online and in media
* Lack of social support and a sense of isolation
* A stigma associated with asking for help
* Lack of health care, especially mental health and substance abuse treatment Type your paragraph here.
Risk factors for suicide are characteristics that make it more likely that a person will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. Note that these are not warning signs or predictions, but factors that have been shown by research to contribute to suicide attempts. Risk factors for suicide vary by age, gender, and ethnic group.
* Being fired or being expelled from school
* A recent unwanted move
* Loss of a major relationship
* Death of a spouse, child, or best friend, especially if by suicide
* Diagnosis of a serious or terminal illness
* Sudden unexpected loss of freedom/fear of punishment
* Anticipated loss of financial security
* Loss of a cherished therapist, counselor or teacher
* Fear of becoming a burden to others
It is estimated that up to 75% of suicide victims display some warning signs or symptoms. Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include:
Learn how to act in a bold, positive manner to prevent suicide. Who needs to know QPR? Everyone!
For a QPR trainer in Columbia County, please contact us. For a QPR trainer in other areas of Wisconsin, contact Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (see "Find a QPR trainer" on menu on right side of home page).
Prevent Suicide Columbia County meets the third Thursday of even months from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the Columbia County Law Enforcement Center in the community room on the first floor at 711 E. Cook Street in Portage, Wisconsin, 53901.
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ASK A QUESTION, SAVE A LIFE.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer - three steps anyone can use to prevent a suicide. Local organizations like Columbia County Health and Human Services and CESA 5 offer QPR training by volunteers who have taken the QPR Instructor Certification Program, which was created and developed by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. In Columbia County, there are eight QPR instructors affiliated with Prevent Suicide Columbia County who have trained over 3800 people since December of 2012.