Madison is one of six states getting federal grants to focus on suicide prevention. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says it will receive more than four-million dollars over the next five years. Officials say suicide rates have increased by 32-percent over the last two decades and suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in Wisconsin. Nearly 900 people died by suicide in the last year where statistics are available. The D-H-S says the funding will go to partnerships with mental health and suicide prevention groups and will be spent on engaging with people who have tried to take their own lives, had suicidal thoughts, or lost a loved one to suicide.

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