Kathy Flores, from left, Nick Ross, Keira Kowal Jett and Reiko Ramos work during a Diverse + Resilient staff meeting Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Appleton, Wis.

Fox Valley wellness survey finds 1 in 10 adults consider suicide

One in 20 adults in Fox Valley have made a plan for suicide in the past year and one in 10 have at least thought about ending their own life, according to newly released survey results.

These findings from the Fox Cities Mind Your Wellness survey come as suicide ranks among the top 10 causes of death in Wisconsin. A preview of the survey was released Sept. 8, during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, to address the mental health crises that are aggravating the state’s most vulnerable groups.

The survey was conducted by NEW Mental Health Connection, which was created by the Medical College of Wisconsin and coordinated with United Way Fox Cities. The survey focuses on Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties, in an effort to fully represent disparity groups, which include seniors, veterans, LGBTQ people, black people, Indigenous people and other people of color, as well as people living in low-income homes.

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