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New Suicide Prevention Program Recommended in Wisconsin

New Suicide Prevention Program Recommended in Wisconsin Photo: WDIO, File

Created: September 24, 2019 04:27 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A task force that studied ways to prevent suicides in Wisconsin is recommending creating a statewide suicide prevention program with a director who would oversee the effort.
    
That is one of a series of recommendations made by the task force created by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in March. The Associated Press obtained a copy of its report Tuesday ahead of a planned news conference Wednesday to release it.
    
Republicans have sparred with Democrats over how best to tackle the problem of suicide in Wisconsin. The Republican-controlled budget committee has deferred spending money on suicide prevention programs awaiting the task force's recommendations.
    
The newly proposed suicide-prevention program would be housed at the Department of Health Services and would be charged with providing educational programs for the public, training and enhancing crisis services.
 

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