This week's post is veering away from real estate and the norm and focusing on something a little more serious and a little closer to our hearts: suicide prevention.
At 74%, suicide is the leading cause of violent death in Dane County.
Unfortunately, no one recognized ten year old Houston native Kevin Reese Jr. as a risk, and the outcome was heartbreaking (read here).
Image of Kevin Reese Jr. courtesy of New York Daily News
- In the U.S., about 45,000 deaths are attributed to suicide each year, making it the 10th leading cause of death in America (“Beat the Blues Cruise 2019").
- In Dane County, Wisconsin, 50-60 people are taken from us annually due to suicide.
- Another 500 people in Dane County visit hospitals due to injuries that