The holidays are a festive time for many people but for others it is one of the most difficult seasons of the year.
Health officials in Wisconsin want to remind people there is help day and night, every day for those who are struggling to cope. The State Department of Health Services says statistics show a 40-percent jump in suicides between 2000 and 2017, with 886 suicides in 2018. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents in the Badger State.
The confidential, 24-hour lifeline number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).