Full Project Name:Kenosha County Suicide Prevention InitiativePrimary Community Organization:Kenosha County Division of HealthPrimary Academic Partner:Amy Zosel, MD, Emergency MedicineAward Amount:$748,267Project Duration:54 months
Project Description Narrative:
In 2009, suicide was the second leading cause of injury-related deaths in Wisconsin. While the suicide rate in Kenosha County declined from 18.51 in 2007 to 11.01 in 2009, suicide remains the third leading cause of injury-related deaths. However, the leading cause of suicide changed, with poisonings becoming significantly more prevalent in Kenosha County in 2008 and 2009, accounting for 35% of all injury-related deaths in 2008 and 40% in 2009.
Through this award, project partners aim to reduce the number of poisonings, suicides, and self-harm in Kenosha County by supporting evidence-based interventions that work to increase screening, referrals and treatment.
American College of Emergency Physicians-WI Chapter, Aurora Health Care Kenosha Emergency Department, Carthage College, Dayton Residential Care, Division of Aging and Disability Services-Resource Center, First Step Services, Inc., First United Methodist Church, Gateway Technical College, Holy Spirit Community Church, James A Lovell FHCC, Just Live Inc., Kenosha Community Health Center, Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center, Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office, Kenosha County Sheriff Department, Kenosha Human Development Services-Crisis, Kenosha National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kenosha Police Department, Kenosha Unified School District, Mental Health America of Wisconsin, Oakwood Clinical Associates, Inc., Pleasant Prairie Police Department, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Racine National Alliance on Mental Illness, United Hospital System-Kenosha Medical Center Emergency Department and St. Catherine’s Medical Center Emergency Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wheaton Franciscan Health Care
Additional MCW academic partners:
David Clark, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Office of Research; Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine; Amy Schlotthauer, Emergency Medicine