Testing and monitoring the impact of message campaigns in helping to prevent Veteran suicide in Wisconsin
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The suicide rate among Wisconsin Veterans is significantly higher than the national Veteran suicide rate, national suicide rate, and the Wisconsin suicide rate. The unique experiences that Veterans go through make them a population worth extra consideration for developing effective suicide prevention. In terms of suicide risk factors, Veterans who die by suicide are more likely than non-Veterans to have firearms, health complications, and family member deaths to be involved.
Through this award, project partners aim to understand the impact that mass communication may have on the prevention of Veteran suicide, studying effective messaging and campaigns in order to prevent Veteran suicide in Wisconsin.
Community partners: VA Medical Center, UW-Milwaukee, Gun Shop Project of Wisconsin, State of Wisconsin, VA/MCW Peer Outreach Program, Veteran Mental Health Advocacy Council
Academic partners: MCW Comprehensive Injury Center
8701 W Watertown Plank Road,
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
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